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Do Your Vehicles Comply With London’s Emission Restriction?

Air pollution over London is posing an increasing risk to people living and working in the city.
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Eminox CRT Retrofit helps Hewitt Sportsturf comply with London NRMM Low Emission Zone Emissions Requirements

To provide people living and working in London with cleaner air, from 2020 construction equipment in London will have to comply with London NRMM Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Four years may seem a long way off but here is a timely reminder and it will come around quicker than you think.

W E Hewitt & Son Limited has retrofitted three JCB 714 Articulated Dump Trucks with Continuously Regenerating Trap (CRT®) diesel particulate filters (DPFs) from Eminox, making them compliant for use in the London Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

Hewitt Sportsturf specialises in the design, construction and maintenance of natural grass sports surfaces. The company works on a number of high profile sports grounds in London’s NRMM LEZ, including Arsenal’s new Emirates Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane.

The JCB 714 Articulated Dump Trucks have an engine power of 123 KW and therefore fall within these parameters.     Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM), with engines of a net power of 37kW and 560kW, which is used on any major development within Greater London is now required to meet Stage IIIA emissions regulations as a minimum, or retrofit best available technology; whilst NRMM used on any site within the Central Activity Zone or Canary Wharf has to meet Stage IIIB as a minimum.

The JCB 714 Articulated Dump Trucks have an engine power of 123 KW and therefore fall within these parameters.

Construction sites and other major venues, such as sports grounds, which use NRMM must comply with these minimum requirements. By retrofitting Eminox CRTs, Hewitt Sportsturf has ensured that its machinery is suitable for use anywhere within Greater London, including the Central Activity Zone and Canary Wharf.

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