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NEW 2017 4043 IMPACTOR CAT-C9 DIESEL - MAGNET - 5 X 12 DOUBLE DECK - RADIAL RE-FEED CONVEYOR - GRADE 80 STEEL - MADE IN USA “RENTAL AVAILABLE”

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DOPPSTADT 720 TROMMEL

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2011 TROMMEL - 1400 HRS - MERCEDES DIESEL - NEW 5/8" STEEL PUNCH PLATE DRUM - AUX. HYD.

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2015 - TELSMITH 30 HP CONE - IN-OUT CHASSIS - TRAC 10 TOUCH SCREEN - CORDS INC. - 4,600 HRS

November 2017

The End Of The Road For Diesel Vehicles Poses New Challenges Governments and manufacturers envisioning a diesel-free future for onroad vehicles hit the headlines recently. But how will this impact the construction industry and how will it adapt? Low Emission Zones provide an insight. This July, the automotive industry was rocked by a far-reaching announcement when Volvo Cars stated that all its new cars would be electric or hybrid from 2019 onwards. The following day, the French government announced it would end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as a way to fight against air pollution. A few weeks later, the British government followed with a similar proposal. But what will these bans mean for the construction industry and off-road vehicles? Construction equipment is largely run on diesel engines and so far, no official announcements have been made concerning their use once these

bans come into effect. While decisions are yet to be made on what a dieselfree future means for construction equipment, Low Emission Zones (LEZs) currently provide an insight into how urban construction projects can have a less harmful effect on air quality right now. Air pollution is a contributing factor for hundreds of thousands of premature deaths in Europe each year and diesel emissions have been classified as carcinogenic by the World Health Organization. Therefore, reducing emissions from diesel engines is an important factor for improving health. In areas where air pollution levels are considered dangerously high, Low Emission Zones seek to improve the air quality and make it safer to breathe, by regulating the most polluting vehicles. These LEZs are almost exclusively found in city centers.

The European Union sets emission standards that define the acceptable amount of pollution that can be emitted by the exhaust of a vehicle sold in the EU and EEA member states. Depending on the area, vehicles with higher emissions either cannot enter the area at all, or have to pay a fee if they do. To avoid the expense – real or perceived – of having to pay fees to bring construction machines into restricted areas, construction equipment firms are increasingly being asked by customers to fit a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to machines, to reduce the diesel particulate matter (black soot) from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. “In recent years, there has been a definite upswing in requests for DPFs to be fitted to machines that are working in urban development and don’t have them as standard,” says Kurt Deleu, director of regional sales support (Europe) at Volvo CE. “But it’s important to mention, this is not always a clear legal requireContinued on page 37

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The ECR88D mini-digger is fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter as standard, making it ideal for use in Low Emission Zones.

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