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As little as 1/10th of a teaspoon of many common elements is enough to bring an entire 5,000-gallon tank of DEF off-spec.

Renting a Tier 4 machine often means renting a new emissions control procedure. As more equipment requiring DEF floods the market every day, contractors who rent Tier 4 machines need to be aware of how they and their rental house handles diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

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Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 Standards

by Brad Allen – Vice President on February 18, 2016

Tier 4 final emissions standards have already driven large disruptions in aerial rental, but pending changes to the ANSI A92.X standards series* (which covers all North American aerials), be on the lookout for these standards to have an even greater impact in the years to come.

The new standards are based on an ISO model, so they are very similar to the current European EN280 standard. As a global manufacturer, we can leverage our experiences in Europe to help with the transition, but we have to remember that North American aerial operators are very different. It’s important that we, as an industry, starting preparing now for the impact it will have on our rental fleets, rental customers and operators.

Although the dates are not firm, it looks like all equipment built from the second quarter of 2017 onwards will need to comply. The equivalent CSA aerial standards will change at the same time.

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Stable outlook for North American rental

Stable outlook for North American rental
Written by Helen Wright – 23 Feb 2016


The American Rental Association (ARA) said the US equipment rental industry was poised to see stable growth in the coming years, with its latest forecast showing 6.6% market growth in 2016 followed by 5.6% growth in 2017.

According to the revised figures, issued during the ARA Rental Show in Atlanta, Georgia, total rental revenues – including revenues from the construction, industrial, general tool, homeowner, and party/special event sectors – are forecast to reach US$48.2 billion (€43.8 billion) in 2016, rising to US$53.7 billion (€48.8 billion) by 2019.

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