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New 05 Emission Regulations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PAXLSI, Sep 18, 2004.


    PAXLSI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Just wondering with the new Emisions comming out in 05 for hand held engines 50cc or less. Is this going to effect our current equipment or only equipment that will be sold after the First of Jan. 05. Already planning on replacing one of my Echo trimmers next spring, I really do not want to have to replace the rest of my hand held equipment. Have not read the regulation yet just seen that they are making the standard tougher.
  2. CuttingCrew

    CuttingCrew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 193

    I would think it would only apply to equipment manufactured after the affective date of the regulation. I'm no lawyer, just my two cents worth.

    PAXLSI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I was thinking the samething but you know how the EPA can be. With most things in the past they grandfather them in, but the way some enviromentalist are they could go after all.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    It only applies to new equipment.

    PAXLSI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Thank you. Never know with some of these new regs.

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