November 1, 2015 at 9:47 am #45548
I would like to get updated from our dealers in regards to the requirements on the new TIER IV engines and the Chinese with the imported tractors. I understand some are simply having approved engines installed in China but have the engines shipped to them from other sources. I understand the Perkins Engine and Mahindra Engines are being put in Chinese tractors.
What steps and are any of the Chinese manufactures actually working on meeting the US EPA requirements?
In the past a small importer/dealer could bring in a limited number and not be required to meet the strict requirements, but I believe that has changed now..anyone got information on that as well? Here is a link to the EPA website with information on federal requirements HERE.
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November 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm #45616
As far as we know the Chinese are not working on making a EPA compliant engine. Which is why we had Perkins engines imported into china from the UK. EVERYTHING coming into the US now has to be EPA compliant. If not they will seize the products being imported, and charge the importer something like 10,000 every DAY that that non-compliant engine is in the country. This goes for each one engine. They are really cracking down on the new emissions regulations. Poor diesel engine industry….
On a side note though! The Perkins engines run absolutely awesome. Real powerful and responsive. No problems whatsoever with them yet.
Mahindra bought part of Jinma, and they are working on getting a 35 hp Mahindra engine put into the 300 series tractor chassis. They are also working on getting the 400 series compliant. Hopefully we will have them in the country before too long!
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