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As U.S. Gears Up for Major Infrastructure Development, Cleanest, Most Efficient Equipment Takes Center Stage at ConExpo 2017

The most advanced, powerful and efficient diesel equipment and technology for construction and industrial use will be unveiled to the public at ConExpo-Con/AGG.

Tue March 07, 2017 - National Edition
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Newest Diesel Machines Are 90 percent Cleaner Than Older Models

The most advanced, powerful and efficient diesel equipment and technology for construction and industrial use will be unveiled to the public at ConExpo-Con/AGG.

Big data, efficiency and the smart and connected job site are hot topics in the construction industry. Every one of those is built on the foundation of clean, efficient power provided by the most advanced diesel engines. ConExpo is showcasing the latest innovations in diesel technology that ensure that the jobsites of the future are not only as efficient and productive as possible, but also will have the lowest environmental footprint, said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

“President Trump and the U.S. Congress are touting a major infrastructure initiative in the near future,” Schaeffer said. “Infrastructure development largely translates into road and bridge construction, transportation facility as well as public water and waste water systems, and enhancements to telecommunications and utilities. Each of these activities is largely enabled through diesel-powered equipment.

“One of the greatest opportunities for the construction equipment sector now is simply to get more of the newer technology on the jobsite. Economic conditions over recent years have delayed the adoption of the newest, most efficient and near-zero emission clean diesel engines that have been available since 2014. Now there is a sense that economic conditions are improving and this industry is ready to unleash some of the most amazing, efficient and powerful machines that a successful national infrastructure plan would require.

“Diesel has long been the technology of choice to power the world's largest construction machines and to tackle the most difficult jobs. What we're seeing here this week is the unveiling of the newest clean diesel technology for the workhorses of every type of construction project — wheel loaders, backhoes, excavators and bulldozers. These machines come in all shapes and sizes that are able to work in the smallest spaces or move the heaviest loads of material. These are the bread and butter of the construction industry, and the good news is that these machines are now more than 90 percent lower in emissions than a decade ago.”

The Diesel Technology Forum will be streaming information and images on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout ConExpo-Con/AGG.

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