I spent the day in an office yesterday primarily learning about engines. It’s not exactly my forte, but it was a great learning experience I’m excited about sharing with others nonetheless.
The U.S. Government is requiring engine manufacturers to reduce emissions from diesel engines. Starting January 1, 2011 diesel engines in tractors will be moving from the Tier 3 engines we currently have to the new Tier 4 engines. As you can imagine, the cost of the new engines will be a significant increase from this year’s engines. There will be benefits besides just the reduction in emissions.
I’ll write more about it in upcoming blogs. This will be a very significant change for farmers.
I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re enjoying your freedom to put in a crop or a long weekend away from work, I encourage you to take at least a few minutes to remember and honor the people who have worked so hard to make this a free country and the best place in the world to live. God Bless America!