Volvo Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with HUSS llc, a specialist in diesel particle filtration and systems for exhaust aftertreatment, to provide retrofit systems for Volvo construction equipment designed to significantly reduce exhaust emissions.
The partnership is based on an agreement between Volvo headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and HUSS headquarters in Switzerland, which will make the HUSS systems also available for Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Penta, and Volvo Bus engine retrofit applications on a global basis.
The HUSS system is verified to meet California’s CARB Level 3 requirements (minimum 85 percent particulate collection), and Volvo equipment owners using the system will be able to meet the “In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation,” New York Local Law 77 and future pending legislation.
The HUSS retrofit system for Volvo equipment is capable of collecting up to 99 percent of diesel particulate matter emissions, substantially exceeding the CARB requirements. Volvo CE will begin its engine retrofit program immediately, utilizing the HUSS MK exhaust aftertreatment system.
The Volvo/HUSS emissions reduction retrofit system may be installed on all Volvo equipment in customer fleets, and, in addition to improving the environment, customers using the system may be able to realize thousands of dollars in savings by keeping machines in their current fleets and avoiding the costly process of total engine replacement, the companies said. They may also be eligible for state and federal grants and incentives by meeting ever-increasing emissions requirements.