The announcement comes after extensive testing by FPT Industrial where it was confirmed that these engines performed comparably to the same engines powered by off-road diesel. The study highlighted no adverse effects to the engines. This approval is inclusive of the NEF 4 (4.5L), NEF 6 (6.7L) and CURSOR (8.7L) Tier 4-F diesel engines already featured in Case G Series wheel loaders.
“The push for renewable resources and reducing the carbon footprint of heavy equipment will include many technologies and approaches—biodiesel is one of the fastest and most efficient ways that we can benefit from renewable energy today,” says Terry Dolan, VP–North America, Case Construction Equipment. “FPT has long been at the forefront of off-road diesel engine technology built to lower emissions and reduce the carbon footprint—and the fact that our diesel equipment that already features these engines can help contractors, municipalities and farms better achieve their renewable goals is a massive step forward.”
B20 biodiesel is the most prevalent blend of biodiesel available in North America. Even with this announcement, it is important that all owners of construction equipment consult with their dealer and the warranty of their equipment before using biodiesel in their machines.
Source: Case Construction Equipment