Volvo partnership will reduce exhaust emissions
Volvo is partnering with HUSS, a specialist in after-treatment products for diesel engine exhaust gases, to provide retrofit systems for Volvo construction equipment. The systems will significantly reduce exhaust emissions in Volvo equipment, according to the company.
As part of the deal, Volvo also will make HUSS’ filtering systems available for Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Penta and Volvo Bus engine retrofit applications on a global basis.
The HUSS system is verified to meet California’s CARB Level 3 requirements (minimum 85 percent particulate collection), and Volvo equipment owners using the system will be able to meet the “In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation,” New York Local Law 77 and future pending legislation.
The retrofit system for Volvo equipment is capable of collecting up to 99 percent of diesel particulate matter emissions, substantially exceeding the CARB requirements. Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) will begin its engine retrofit program immediately, using the HUSS MK exhaust after-treatment system.
The Volvo CE partnership with HUSS enables Volvo customers to access technology, engineering and integration capabilities of approved emissions-reduction systems via their Volvo CE dealers, according to Volvo. Volvo dealers will be able to guide their customers through the selection of the proper retrofit system, following evaluation of machine application and duty cycle. Training of Volvo dealers on system evaluation, installation and complete service and operating support is underway.
The Volvo/HUSS emissions-reduction retrofit system may be installed on all Volvo equipment in customer fleets. In addition to improving the environment, customers using the system may be able to realize cost savings by keeping machines in their current fleets and avoiding the costly process of total engine replacement, according to Volvo. Customers also may be eligible for state and federal grants and incentives by meeting changing emissions requirements.
Volvo Construction Equipment North America is based in Asheville, N.C., while Switzerland-based HUSS has a U.S. operation in Palm Springs, Calif.