Caterpillar will assist its Cat Rental Power mobile generator customers with a successful transition from EU Stage IIIA to EU Stage V emissions standards, the company has announced.

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The company will continue to offer its EU Stage IIIA transition engines for up to 18 months after EU Stage V comes into effect, which complies with EU regulations.

For all engines below 56kW and above 130kW, the effective date is 1 January 2019. For engines in the 56 to 130kW range, the effective date is 1 January 2020.

The company said it would phase in a complete range of mobile generator sets to meet new requirement, with all its mobile generator products meeting EU Stage V emissions standards by 2021. In addition, all its mobile generators will meet the new Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance standard effective July 2019.

RoHS prohibits 10 hazardous substances currently found in electrical and electronic components that are restricted by the EU. The RoHS directive was introduced by the EU in 2002, with the most recent phase requiring all mobile products – including generator sets – placed on the market beginning in July 2019 to comply.

Gareth Osborne, product definition manager, Caterpillar Electric Power, said, “EU Stage V engines require additional hardware and a significantly greater level of complexity.

“At Caterpillar, we are well-versed in evolving European emission standards and have guided machine and generator set customers through every phase of these regulations. Through our unique position as both the engine supplier and generator set packager, we can ensure all EU Stage V packages our customers receive are fully integrated and tested for optimal performance and usability.”

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