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Case G Series loaders can now take B20 biodiesel

By |  January 20, 2022
G Series wheel loaders, like the 921G from Case Construction Equipment seen here, are now approved to use biodiesel. Photo: Case Construction Equipment

G Series wheel loaders, like the 921G from Case Construction Equipment seen here, are now approved to use B20 biodiesel. Photo: Case Construction Equipment

FPT Industrial, which designs, produces and sells powertrains for on- and off-road vehicles, approved B20 biodiesel for use in its NEF4, NEF6 and Cursor Tier 4 Final diesel engines.

FPT made the announcement at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, making all Case Construction Equipment G Series wheel loaders approved for use with B20 biodiesel directly from the factory.

FPT offered its approval following extensive testing, confirming that the NEF4, NEF6 and Cursor engines performed comparably to the same engines powered by off-road diesel. An FPT study highlighted no adverse effects to engines, Case says.

“The push for renewable resources and reducing the carbon footprint of heavy equipment will include many technologies and approaches,” says Terry Dolan, vice president of North America at Case. “Biodiesel is one of the fastest and most efficient ways that we can benefit from renewable energy today.”

According to Case, B20 biodiesel is the most prevalent blend of biodiesel available in North America. Even with the approval, Case says it is important that all owners of construction equipment consult with their dealer and check their equipment warranty before using biodiesel in machines.

“FPT has long been at the forefront of off-road diesel engine technology built to lower emissions and reduce the carbon footprint – and the fact that our diesel equipment that already features these engines can help contractors, municipalities and farms better achieve their renewable goals is a massive step forward,” Dolan says.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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