EPA certification – International Plant Sales’ used construction machinery.

EPA certification

In the world of heavy machinery and construction equipment, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of various certifications and standards. Among these, the EPA certification holds an important place, impacting both the quality of the machinery and its environmental impact. At IPS, we take pride in offering top-quality used machinery to a global market. In this article, we’ll talk about what EPA certification means and why it’s a benefit for those seeking reliable and eco-friendly machines.

International Plant Sales: Your Source for Top-Quality Used Machinery

Before we dive into EPA certification, it’s essential to know that IPS specialises in providing the global market with high-standard used machinery. Our extensive range of machines includes trusted brands like JCB, Komatsu, Mecalac, Manitou, and more. Whether you’re in need of telehandlers, mini/midi diggers, tracked excavators, dumpers, or rollers, we have the right equipment for your needs.

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Who is EPA Certification Important For?

EPA certification matters to a broad audience of machinery buyers worldwide. Many customers may not be familiar with the exact terminology or significance of EPA certification. Let’s break it down.

Understanding EPA Certification

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a U.S. government agency responsible for regulating emissions and fuel economy standards for vehicles, engines, and transportation fuels sold in the United States. However, EPA regulations have a global impact, influencing the quality and environmental performance of machinery worldwide.

Certificates of Conformity

One of the core elements of EPA certification is the issuance of Certificates of Conformity. These certificates are essential before any engine or vehicle can enter the market. They demonstrate that the machinery meets all applicable emission requirements. At International Plant Sales, we ensure that the machines we offer are covered by the necessary Certificates of Conformity, giving you peace of mind regarding their compliance.

The Role of EPA Certifying

EPA uses various testing procedures to measure emission levels and confirm compliance with emission standards. These tests include:

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  • Certification Testing: Conducted prior to certification, this test ensures compliance with emission standards.
  • Confirmatory Testing: EPA verified emissions data submitted by manufacturers to maintain transparency and accountability.
  • In-Use Testing: Testing conducted on vehicles or engines after they’ve been in service for a certain period, ensuring they maintain emission standards throughout their lifespan.
  • Production Line Testing: This type of testing audits the emission levels of vehicles or engines during production, further ensuring compliance.
  • Fuel Economy Testing: Primarily used for passenger cars and trucks, this test determines fuel economy values.

The specific tests required depend on the sector and type of machinery being certified.

Why EPA Certification Matters

Now, let’s address why EPA certification should matter to anyone in the market for used machinery. Here are some key reasons:

  • Environmental Impact: EPA-certified machinery is designed to be more environmentally friendly, with reduced emissions. This means a lower carbon footprint and compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Improved Air Quality: Compliance with EPA standards contributes to better air quality, especially in construction and industrial areas where heavy machinery operates.
  • Global Standards: While EPA regulations are U.S.-based, they influence global manufacturing practices, ensuring consistent quality and environmental performance.
  • Long-Term Reliability: EPA certification signifies that the machinery meets stringent quality and emission standards, increasing its long-term reliability and durability.

International Plant Sales’ Commitment to EPA Certification

At IPS, we understand the importance of EPA certification. That’s why we proudly offer a handful of EPA-certified machines. When you buy from us, you’re not just getting a top-quality machine; you’re also contributing to a cleaner environment and supporting global emission standards.

In conclusion, EPA certification is a significant factor to consider when purchasing used machinery. It ensures compliance with emission standards, reduces environmental impact, and guarantees the reliability of your equipment. At IPS, we’re here to help you make informed choices and provide you with the best in EPA-certified machinery.

Used EPA Certified Diggers For Sale At International Plant Sales

IPS are specialists in selling used plant equipment. When you purchase equipment from us, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you’re buying from a reputable company. All of our machinery comes to us directly from either H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd or Diggerland theme parks. Both of which purchase their machines from new. Meaning our machines all have only one previous owner. You can view all of our machinery currently for sale here

When you buy used machinery from IPS, you’ll have the added benefits of:

  • We can arrange worldwide shipping
  • Machinery is fully refurbished by The Finishing Touch team
  • Warranty included on all machinery sales

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the IPS team today.

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All information correct as of 29/09/23
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