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The EPA Tier 4 Standard and the
Impact on the Turf Industry

25 – 74 horsepower Diesel Powered Turf Equipment Emissions Regulations

Overview

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 diesel engine emission reduction mandate may have already had an impact on your business. The good news is that all Tier 4 compliant turf equipment manufactured going forward will be better for the environment and healthier for everyone. The more difficult message to deliver is that all Tier 4 compliant diesel powered turf maintenance equipment - greater than 25 horsepower (hp) – from any manufacturer - will cost more.

This document will provide you with a basic understanding of what Tier 4 means and provide you with enough information to help you lead a meaningful business discussion within your organization regarding the possible implications to your bottom line as it relates to capital spending / ROI. If nothing else, we hope this information will provide you with a better understanding of the pending Tier 4 regulation, it’s impact on the turf equipment business, and direct you to additional resources to learn more.

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