Manfredi & Associates has announced a multi-client study entitled “Quarantined Markets? The Possible Isolating Impact of U.S. Emission Regulations on Used Construction Equipment Sales and Pricing.” The study is designed to answer the following questions:
- Will Tier 4 equipment be saleable outside Tier 4 markets?
- How will equipment users respond to the increased cost of purchasing and operating Tier 4 machines? What will be the impact of Tier 4 machines on used equipment sales?
- What will be the impact of Tier 4 machines on the U.S. and Canadian rental markets?
- What will be the impact of Tier 4 machines on the worldwide auction market?
- Will Tier 4 emission devices be disabled or modified on machines sold outside Tier 4 markets?
The background of the study, Frank Manfredi said, is the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1990’s establishment of air quality standards to be met by all on-highway vehicles and off-highway construction equipment. Off-road engines used in construction equipment are entering the expensive stages of meeting emissions regulations with increases expected to be greater than what was observed with on-highway truck diesel engines.
For more information about the study, contact Manfredi & Associates at 847/922-9816.