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Sunbelt emissions on a plate

7 April 2021

Sunbelt emissions on a plate

With carbon emissions rising higher on the agenda, Sunbelt Rentals UK is adopting a system to rapidly indicate the compliant nature of its latest equipment meeting the Stage V regulations.

In 2019 the Construction Equipment Association’s (CEA) Cesar equipment theft prevention scheme was upgraded to include emissions compliance verification (ECV) functionality. This takes a machine's engine emission standard from its EU Type Approval number and displays it on a colour coded plate, shown in green above, for quick recognition on sites needing to comply with Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) emission regulations.

The scheme has been adopted by a number of manufacturers and now Sunbelt is implementing an ECV upgrade programme across its fleet of new stage V equipment, with recent orders including excavators, dumpers, telescopic handlers, compressors and rollers.

Tom Welland, Sunbelt’s business development director for HS2, said: “There is no universal recognition scheme for NRMM, so currently it is a manual process to identify and ensure the correct policy is enforced.

“With a clear need for a simple system that could cut down on confusion, wrong deliveries, wasted time and money, as well as the risk of non-compliant plant being used, the Cesar ECV scheme created in partnership with the CEA seemed the logical scheme to get behind and support.”

Sunbelt recently bought 2,100 JCB machines in a deal worth £65m, described as the biggest ever order from a UK customer in the manufacturer’s 75-year history.


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