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IronDirect to Sell New Tier 3 Machines in 2017 and 2018

Many equipment buyers and fleet managers have been reluctant to dive into purchasing new Tier 4 compliant construction equipment due to purchase cost, maintenance complications, and concerns over resale value. IronDirect offers customers a respite with new Tier 3 excavators, dozers, and wheel loaders, available throughout 2017 and into 2018.

“IronDirect will continue to sell new Tier 3 machines, which have major cost advantages and less complicated maintenance routines,” said IronDirect President Tim Frank. “This is great news for equipment buyers, since it will be easier to eventually resell these machines on the global used equipment market.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandates that manufacturers of off-road diesel-powered equipment meet stringent emissions standards. These Tier 4 machines use exhaust after-treatment technologies to vastly reduce pollutants emitted back into the air. Many equipment manufacturers have fully implemented Tier 4. Others, including IronDirect brands Lonking and Shantui, are using EPA credits to continue selling Tier 3 machines as they implement the new standards by the end of 2018.

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IronDirect Tier 3 machines feature industry-trusted Cummins engines.

Kevin Tanner, IronDirect engineering manager, explains that Tier 3 machines are easier to maintain because they don’t have exhaust after-treatment systems. “Tier 3 machines don’t have diesel-particulate filters to maintain, nor do they require diesel exhaust fluid,” Tanner said. “They also have less complicated engine electronics. These machines are easier to troubleshoot and maintain.”

All Tier 3 excavators, wheel loaders, and dozers from IronDirect have powerful, fuel-efficient Cummins engines.

The following Tier 3 machines are available at throughout 2017:

  • Lonking CDM6150 Excavator (14 ton): $123,748
  • Lonking CDM6235 Excavator (22 ton): $159,073
  • Lonking CDM6365E Excavator (34 ton): $243,195
  • Lonking CDM6485 Excavator (48 ton): $328,850
  • Lonking CDM835N Wheel Loader (3.0 yard): $127,605
  • Lonking CDM858N Wheel Loader (4.0 yard): $150,447
  • Shantui DH10J XL Bulldozer (99 horsepower): $142,311
  • Shantui DH16J XL Bulldozer (161 horsepower): $242,148
  • Shantui SD32DQ Bulldozer (345 horsepower): $449,036

All IronDirect excavators, dozers and wheel loaders come with a two-year, 4,000-hour warranty, DirecTrac telematics and free shipping within the continental United States.

The CDM6150 excavator, the CDM835 wheel loader, and the DH10J and DH16J dozers will be available with Tier 3 engines until the end of 2018. IronDirect has other size models of Tier 3 Lonking excavators and Shantui dozers available. Excavator sizes range from 8 to 48 tons. Dozers range to 900 horsepower.

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Joe Hanneman, Director of Industry Engagement for IronDirect.

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