FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Express Blower, Inc. Introduces Tier 4 Final Configuration for its Self-Contained Machines
Eugene, Oregon (April 2, 2018) – Express Blower®, the premier manufacturer of large pneumatic blower equipment for the erosion control, landscape, and green roof industries, has received certification on its self-contained machines as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final, European Union (EU) Stage IV and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions standards. The Tier 4 Final EPA/EU/CARB standards are required for off-highway diesel engines rated between 130kW (174hp) and 560kW (750hp), and they reduce emissions by ninety percent.
The Express Blower models impacted are the TM-45MD, TM-45HD, TM-70MD, TM-70HD, and the compact SKHD. “These models are our high volume, high output machines built for more extreme conditions and materials,” says Carla Severe, Express Blower Marketing Manager. “Nearly two years ago, the goal was set to provide not only a product that met all emissions requirements but would also provide customers with improved safety, performance, and serviceability. This means that other components were given a thorough review to ensure that our customers and our equipment received the full benefit of this redesign.”
John Deere Power Systems was chosen to provide the new engine packages due to their proven performance, areas of service, and overall value. The JD PowerTech™ PSS 6.8L engine powers the MD models, while the HD machines use the JD PowerTech™ PSS 9.0L engine. Each engine package is equipped with an Integrated Emissions Control system configured with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF), as well as a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. The DOC/DPF reduces particulate matter while cooled EGR and the SCR system reduce nitrogen oxides.
Other improvements to the Tier 4 Final EB machines include a simplified control system for system stability, ease of operator training, and the ability to update with new functions or capabilities while in the field by simply using a USB drive. There is also an enhanced, new hydraulic control system that delivers more power where it is needed, as well as providing better reliability and serviceability. Blower power (cfm/psi) remains unchanged or improved on all models.
The Express Blower self-contained units operate off their own diesel engines and can be trailer- or truck-mounted, allowing customers greater flexibility in powering them. The nature of this model also allows for different power packages – MD (medium duty) and HD (heavy duty) – giving customers even more choices in order to meet their businesses’ specific needs and goals. Due to the required integration with a chassis, Express Blower’s current EB-60 and EB-45 product line already meets Tier 4 Final requirements. (Chassis manufacturers were previously required to meet the standard.)
Founded more than 65 years ago and refined through practical experience and innovation, Express Blower, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of large pneumatic blowing equipment used in the application of soil blends, compost, aggregate, mulches, and other organic materials. The equipment is built at its corporate facility in Fairfield, Ohio and also at its satellite location in Eugene, Oregon, and the company claims the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable people in both sales and aftermarket product support. When you work with Express Blower, you are working with the people who know blower trucks and their markets best.