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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Mar 16, 2015 02:28 PM CDT

Farm Equipment manufacturers staggered across the Tier 4 finish line in 2014 having spent billions to develop and implement engines that meet government clean air standards. Their customers, too, have spent large amounts to buy the cleaner, more expensive, engines.

If rumblings in the industry are correct, a new round of clean air standards is in the cards for off-road diesel engines. That means tractors, combines, self-propelled sprays and other tools key to farm productivity. No targets have been chosen and no timetables have been set, but 2025 is one guess by Europeans. This time, farm equipment manufacturers hope regulators ...

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