Earlier this year, we introduced an initial glossary
of terms commonly used when speaking about emissions to help our
readers “talk the talk” when it comes to Interim Tier 4 emissions
requirements. This month, we’ve added some additional terms to our
glossary to help you better understand the topic of regeneration as it
relates to emissions regulations. Read more...
Don’t worry folks, you didn’t miss this one when you slept through
American History class in college. This battle holds its own in a much
more recent place in our memories. It was the Spring of 2009 when the
Ultimate Skid Steer Smackdown came to Bowling Green, KY. Read more...
Last month, we challenged our readers to test their Interim Tier 4
knowledge through an interactive IT4 Myth-Busters Quiz. The results are
in, and our poll revealed there still seems to be much uncertainty
around Interim Tier 4 Engine Technology like Cooled EGR and SCR.
Here is another myth on Interim Tier 4 (IT4) engines equipped with
In late March, John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced the launch of the 3rd Generation of its JDLink™ telematics system.
To recap, JDLink connects equipment owners, fleet managers and dealers
to equipment in the field by automatically collecting, transmitting and
managing information about where, when and how their equipment is being
used, as well as critical machine health data, which in turn maximizes
At Straightforward blog, we strive to be a reliable hub for technology
updates, business resources and news on emissions standards for off-road
vehicles. Over the past several months we’ve covered a variety of
topics specific to Interim Tier 4 that we hope you’ve found useful.
Following is a look back at... Read more.
I’ve been seeing extremely strong sale prices paid for all types of used
equipment in good to excellent condition on sales throughout
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta since mid Winter 2011. The
strong sale prices have been on all types of equipment, including
combines. I posted the Youtube video shown above earlier this week. It
features a nice 1999 JD 9610 combine with 2,612 engine hours sold with a
JD 914 pickup header on an April 27, 2011 farm auction near Brunkild,
VIDEO: When it comes to customer service, Magnum Products, one of John Deere
Power Systems; key OEM Partners, is known for keeping their customers on
the forefront of everything they do. We had the chance to catch up with
Mark Hanson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Magnum Products, at CONEXPO to learn more about their latest IT4 equipment and customer driven philosophy. Read more...
Simulators aren’t just for astronauts and pilots anymore, they’re also
for John Deere equipment operators. The John Deere Operator Training
Simulator features The Excavator, Crawler Dozer, 4WD Loader, and Motor
Grader in lifelike and practical situations without the restrictions of
fuel cost, weather, personnel safety and damage to equipment. Read more...
We’re pleased to announce that the John Deere PowerTech PSX 13.5L diesel
engine has been certified as compliant with Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Interim Tier 4, European Union (EU) Stage III B and
California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions regulations, joining its
previously certified 6.8L and 9.0L engine models. Not only does this
achievement demonstrate JDPS’ market leadership and commitment to the
environment, but also means.... Read more