Running a business comes with a pretty significant amount of responsibility and obligation. There is a significant number of laws, rules and regulations that apply to commercial, industrial and agricultural applications in almost every area of operation.
In addition to employment laws and tax codes, there are also certain environmental regulations that you have to make sure to follow. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for ensuring that the environment is taken care of, and part of this responsibility involves creating and enforcing certain regulations that mitigate the adverse effects of business on the health of air, land and water. One such set of regulations is referred to as Tier 4 and relates to the production and applications of diesel equipment used by various businesses.
Understanding Tier 4
Although Tier 4 has been around for several years, it is a relatively new and commonly misunderstood set of standards set by the EPA. Tier 4 encompasses a set of new emissions standards that specifically apply to newly manufactured diesel equipment and machinery that is used in off-road applications. These standards directly affect manufacturers of diesel machinery, since they require them to reduce the emissions that come from new equipment by 50 to 96 percent as compared the equipment that has been on the market previously. This is a pretty significant reduction in emissions, but the goal of these regulations is to reduce air pollution—an issue that causes a whole host of environmental and health concerns.
If you aren’t a manufacturer of diesel equipment, you might be wondering whether and how this set of regulations will affect you and your business. There are a couple things that are important to keep in mind in light of Tier 4 regulations. For starters, you should know that equipment dealers are still able to sell Tier 3 equipment, even though Tier 4 standards are in effect when it comes to the manufacturing of new equipment. This means that you will still be able to buy Tier 3 equipment, even though it will no longer be manufactured.
It’s also important to consider the fact that Tier 4 equipment will require different fuel—specifically ultra-low sulfur diesel. If you currently own Tier 3 engines that you are happy with, you don’t have to worry about any upgrades or modifications. The new requirements apply specifically to new models, so you can keep using your older equipment without making any modifications.
Tier 4-compliant equipment rental in Abilene, TX
At V-Bar Equipment Company, we understand how important it is to stay up to date on all of the relevant regulations that apply to equipment rental and sales. For decades, we have been selling and servicing various types of lifts and heavy equipment. In addition to our fantastic inventory available for sale to our customers, we also offer maintenance and repair services and equipment rental in Abilene, TX. We are proud to be a locally owned company providing exceptional customer service and quality products. To find out more about what we do and how we can help you, call us or stop by today.
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