RER will host a webinar on the topic of “Tier 4 Challenges” April 10, sponsored by Kohler Power Systems. Panelists will include Joe Mastanduno, account manager, rental marketing for John Deere Construction and Forestry Division; Mike Bierschbach, director of corporate fleet management, United Rentals; and analyst and researcher Frank Manfredi of Manfredi & Associates, publishers of Machinery Outlook Newsletter. The webinar will be moderated by RER editor Michael Roth.

The free webinar, to be held April 10 at 2 p.m. ET, will cover the changes and benefits to Tier 4 engines and Tier 4-powered equipment; concerns from rental companies and end users regarding the performance of Tier 4 equipment; potential difficulties in the resale of Tier 4 machines; the “de-tiering” of Tier 4 machines for resale; the potential for marketing of Tier 4 machines; the concern over increased costs and difficulty of raising rental rates to help defray them; and Tier 4 units improvement of fuel consumption.

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