This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog July 21, 2011. You can view the original post here.

How much do you spend for 1%? Mike Osenga, Publisher of Diesel Progress shares his thoughts on the future of emissions regulations in the off-road market. Specifically, what is the next step in emissions regulations after Tier 4 Final, when engines are already 99% cleaner than previous generations? Mike said the industry is beginning to approach engines as part of an integrated power system, with all aspects of the drivetrain and hydraulics playing a role in boosting fuel economy and reducing emissions.

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