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Toro reacts to EPA’s Tier 4 Standard in diesel engines

Bloomington, Minn.-based The Toro Co. says it will be introducing several new Tier 4 compliant Reelmaster and Groundsmaster mowers beginning in 2013 that incorporate more sophisticated electronic controls, as well as new engines, exhaust systems and after-treatment technology.

The move is part of a plan to roll out cleaner diesel engine technology that complies with the Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4 Final emission standard. 

The new designs will meet stringent EPA Tier 4 Final emission requirements for off-highway diesel engines that went into effect Jan. 1, 2013, and establish precise limits on the amount of pollutants -- specifically Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) -- that can be released into the environment. 

Toro's Tier 4 compliant Reelmaster and Groundsmaster diesel mowers will utilize advanced Yanmar Tier 4 diesel engine technology.

“Tier 4 is about cleaner air and provides the turf maintenance industry another opportunity to exhibit leadership in safeguarding the environment,” said Grant Young, director of marketing for Toro Commercial Equipment. “Our new line of Tier 4 compliant diesel products provide our customers the performance they expect from Toro, while fulfilling both the spirit and requirements of Tier 4 Final.”

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