Bigge Helps Crane Owners Insure a Clean, Green California

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Bigge has partnered with Cleaire to distribute, install, and service Cleaire diesel emission control systems for both on and off-road cranes.

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After experimenting with several different emission control systems, Bigge was especially impressed by the performance of the Cleaire filters.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has mandated that all diesel engines, including off-road and on-road cranes as well as all other heavy-duty diesel equipment, reduce diesel emissions or face fines of up to $10,000 a day. Compliance is required for both all California crane owners, as well as to all cranes brought into the state to work.

To meet the CARB regulations, every crane must be certified that it is reducing particulate matter by 85% or more. If not already compliant, each crane will require a diesel retrofit emission control device to meet the CARB requirements. Retrofitting involves modifying the existing diesel exhaust system by removing the muffler and replacing it with a special device that traps or burns off PM (particulate matter) and other highly poisonous material that has historically been expelled into the air. Emission control filters must be installed by a CARB certified technician.

Bigge operates California’s largest crane rental fleet, so it was especially impacted by these new regulations. After experimenting with several different emission control systems, Bigge was especially impressed by the performance of the Cleaire filters.

Now, Bigge has partnered with Cleaire to distribute, install, and service Cleaire diesel emission control systems for both on and off-road cranes. Bigge has partnered with Cleaire because their filters have proven to be the highest quality and easiest to operate and maintain, and are licensed and certified by both CARB and the EPA.

Bigge has trained and certified technicians who know what emission control system each crane in your fleet needs. Bigge can evaluate your crane fleet, take the necessary steps to comply with CARB regulations, install diesel particulate filters required to certify your crane on site, and handle all the certification paperwork.

For more information, contact our service manager, Daren Griffin, for more information and to set an appointment for a fleet evaluation. He is available at dgriffin(at)bigge(dot)com or at 510-639-4018.

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