Campaign over emissions policy by Stowmarket wood chipper manufacturer Timberwolf
A wood chipper manufacturer has launched a campaign to help the industry prepare for the latest round of Government engine emissions legislation.
Timberwolf, in Stowmarket, organised the ‘All the Facts, #NoOmissions’ campaign to provide clarity on the changes, known as ‘Stage V’.
The legislation, which starts in January, will apply to non-road mobile machinery including wood chippers and pre-Stage V diesel engines used in machines above 25hp will no longer be produced after this year.
When Timberwolf and other manufacturers have used their stocks of these engines, new diesel machines will be fitted with Stage V-compliant engines that produce less emissions.
Timberwolf’s campaign is running across its social media channels following ‘speculation and misinformation’ surrounding the new rules.
Antony Alexander, Timberwolf product marketing manager, said: “Our industry isn’t well known to the general public, but with the Eastern region alone contributing £36 million to the UK economy, arboriculture is a thriving business.
“Everyone knows about the benefits of reducing emissions produced by diesel cars, but now tree surgeons, who use wood chippers every day, need to understand what it means for their machines.
“Our ‘All the Facts, #NoOmissions’ campaign is about setting out the facts as lots of people are being told diesel machines can no longer be used, which is totally wrong.
“Current diesel wood chippers can be used and traded after the implementation of Stage V in the same way they can be today but new machines will be built with new technology so our industry plays its part in reducing engine emissions in the future.
“This is the start of a new wave of innovation in our industry, and we’re excited to be leading the way in designing Stage V compliant machines with unrivalled performance.”
For more details, visit timberwolf-uk.com