This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog March 15, 2011. You can view the original post here.
The topic of regeneration, or the “burning off” of particulate matter from diesel engines, has become an area of end-user concern as we’ve transitioned to the use of new Interim Tier 4 equipment. Questions have been raised as to how exactly the operator’s maintenance routine will change with these new engine technologies, but the truth of the matter is that regeneration will remain a seamless process for the operator, especially when using equipment powered by John Deere diesel engines.
The following video breaks down the process of regeneration to help alleviate your concerns and better understand its impact on IT4 engine machine operation.