Emission Regulations Change in Latin America

Non-road equipment in Latin America with Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB/Step 4 generation engines with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and equipment now require the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel that has no more than 15 ppm sulfur.

A very high percent of the used equipment that is imported to Latin America originates from countries that fall under these new emissions regulations.

Tier 4/ Stage IIIB/IV generation engines require the use of low ash engine oil, API CJ-4, ACEA E9, or sulfated ash content <1.0%.

According to the Non-road equipment in Latin America with Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB/Step 4 generation engines with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and equipment now require the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel that has no more than 15 ppm sulfur.

A very high percent of the used equipment that is imported to Latin America originates from countries that fall under these new emissions regulations.

Tier 4/ Stage IIIB/IV generation engines require the use of low ash engine oil, API CJ-4, ACEA E9, or sulfated ash content <1.0%.

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) , in the situation where a used Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB compliant machine arrives in Latin America, operates within the territory, and consumes fuel with higher sulfur content than the 15 ppm requirement, damage/failures of the engine systems such as the exhaust gas recirculation, fuel, and exhaust gas after treatment systems are likely to occur. Repairs of engine system damage caused by operation on improper fuels are typically not covered under manufacturer warranties or by service plans.

AEM recommends that prior to purchasing new or used off-highway equipment, buyers should verify with the manufacturer, re-seller, or broker that the equipment does not require the use of ULSD or low ash engine oil, or confirm that these products are in ready supply in the destination market of the equipment. AEM also recommends avoiding importing equipment that was not designed to run in the region of the world in which you work. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) , in the situation where a used Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB compliant machine arrives in Latin America, operates within the territory, and consumes fuel with higher sulfur content than the 15 ppm requirement, damage/failures of the engine systems such as the exhaust gas recirculation, fuel, and exhaust gas after treatment systems are likely to occur. Repairs of engine system damage caused by operation on improper fuels are typically not covered under manufacturer warranties or by service plans.

AEM recommends that prior to purchasing new or used off-highway equipment, buyers should verify with the manufacturer, re-seller, or broker that the equipment does not require the use of ULSD or low ash engine oil, or confirm that these products are in ready supply in the destination market of the equipment. AEM also recommends avoiding importing equipment that was not designed to run in the region of the world in which you work.

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