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Meeting Final Tier 4 while Exceeding Customer Expectations

• STRAIGHTFORWARD: We offer a common FT4 platform across our entire product line
• INNOVATIVE: We pioneered the use of electronic engine control technologies
• FOCUSED: No compromises on machine power, performance, productivity or reliability
• ECONOMICAL: Lower cost of ownership, better fuel economy

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that off-road engines—predominantly those used for construction equipment applications—are responsible for 47% of particulate matter (PM) and 25% of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the air we breathe. To curb that pollution, the EPA established five “tiers” intended to progressively reduce exhaust gas toxins. The goal of Tier 1 (1996-2000) was to reduce NOX emissions from off-road diesel engines by 30%. Each subsequent Tier further reduced harmful emissions by 30-60% over the previous one, with the expectation that Final Tier 4 will reduce PM and NOX emissions down to near-zero levels when fully implemented by the end of 2015.

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The positive results of that initiative are clear. The EPA now estimates that by 2030, controlling these emissions will annually prevent 12,000 premature deaths, 8,900 hospitalizations and one million work days lost.

Improved air quality is certainly good news for all of us, but it doesn’t mean you should have to accept any compromises on your equipment’s performance or productivity.

Throughout the entire emissions reduction journey at Link-Belt, we’ve never lost focus on the needs of our customers. Our Final Tier 4 platform is the result of a focused, evolutionary design and engineering process that started more than a decade ago. The result is a straightforward Final Tier 4 solution that reduces complexity and cost…along with a reduced carbon footprint. The same innovative solution is consistently applied across our entire product line.