1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Small engine emissions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    When will we see catalytic converters or other emission rules on lawn mowers excluding California? I think it's a matter of time but I haven't been hearing much about it.
  2. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    The majority of the new EPA off-road emission laws target the small 2-stroke gasoline engines & offroad small & large Diesel engines . Also their are "EPA emission credits" so unless this loophole is closed their will always be engines without CC. or certain engine lines that are exempt form standard emission laws

    We are going to see EPA mandatory fuel injection on small off-road gasoline engines before CC's. This will be huge since it will reduce the price of a fuel injected engine over time, and be the death of the CARB gasoline engine.

    Their is no one page on the EPA website that I could find that gives a straight answer. So I would say we have several years, pending a breakthrough or find it could be sooner than later

Share This Page