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May 10, 2019   |   Diesel Technology Forum

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Build it Smart, Build It Efficiently... and Build it Clean

As Washington considers policies to build our next generation of infrastructure, it will take the brawn and brains of clean diesel technology to get the job done.


School is almost out and our infrastructure probably won’t get a passing grade this year. That probably comes as no surprise to Americans across the country that drive, take the bus, take a train, take a plane, or rely on broadband service, electric utilities clean drinking water and sewer service. That’s just about everybody! Hopefully, our leaders in Washington will get to work quickly to make sure this infrastructure gets a passing grade quickly. 

Diesel technology is ready and available today to get the job done quickly, efficiently and clean. Diesel has been the workhorse of the construction industry for decades. Most of the large equipment types that move big things to get big things done rely on the brawn of diesel power. The latest generation diesel technology makes sure the job gets done quickly and cleanly. After decades of testing and research the latest generation of diesel powered equipment is now near-zero in emissions. That is good news for communities near job sites. One of the most iconic pieces of equipment seen on job sites around the country is a backhoe. It takes 23 of today’s backhoes to yield the same tailpipe emissions as one older generation piece of equipment.

23 backhoes infographic

And this clean and brawny equipment is getting smarter too. The latest connected and automated technologies are not in the dashboard of new cars but are now integrated into many pieces of equipment. These advanced technologies can help get the job done much more quickly. Advanced computing power matched with clean diesel’s brawn can help pave roads, dig trenches, move material and perform other work in much less times that helps save fuel, reduce costs and cut reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As Washington considers policies to build our next generation of infrastructure, it will take the brawn and brains of clean diesel technology to get the job done.

Learn more about the latest innovations in clean diesel equipment building for America.

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Case Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment

John Deere Construction

Yanmar Construction Equipment

 



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