Off-Road vs. On-Road Diesel and It's Use with Future Tier 4 Tractors
OK guys and gals...need to look to the GTT brain trust still again to de-fog my brain.
First...Off-Road vs. On-Road diesels have been discussed in previous threads...and there were a lot of tangential discussions. If my memory serves me, and I am able to separate the wheat from the chaff, my take away from that thread on the pertinent differences between the two relative to this thread, was that Off-Road has the red die for identification, and the On-Road is taxed greater. Both are "ultra-low sulfur"...and the same otherwise.
Second...I am also of the understanding based on second-hand discussions with another dealer, that Tier 4 tractors starting in 2015 will not be able to use Off-Road diesel.
Sooooo, if first point and second point are correct, then why can't off-road diesel be used in Tier 4 tractors in 2015 and beyond???
I am either missing something...or one of my two understanding above are NOT correct. Please straighten me out...anxiously standing by!
Last edited by thegriz; 04-05-2014 at 02:07 PM.
JD 1025R - 2013
- H120 FEL, 260 Backhoe, 54D MMM with AutoConnect/Hydraulic Lift, Standard JD Ballast Box...450lbs sand+box=579lbs, psrumors's custom seat springs
- DBS fixed!
Some people have stated that they think they can buy off road diesel in the 500ppm (LSD) of sulfur version. We have 2 large off road tanks on our farm and have only been able to purchase ULSD or 15ppm sulfur diesel since 2007. I think that the person telling you you cannot use off road diesel feels that it is LSD not ULSD, but I believe he is falsely telling you this.
Your tier 4 motor should run ULSD only. Fact is that you can get that in a taxed (road) and untaxed (off road) version right now.