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Old November 29th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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So I bow to you the all knowing great lakes masses. I have been tasked with the purchase of a new boom lift here for the yard. We run these machines inside in the winter a lot and as of thus far we have always run dual fuel machines. Running on propane while inside so far has been good however we are looking at stepping up to a larger machine and the rep is pushing for us to get a diesel unit as they are easier for him to find.

He is saying with the new diesel engine and the exhaust scrubber using it inside is not an issue and the tech's wont even notice that it is running. somehow I am finding this hard to believe. Does anyone out there have any experience with this type of set up, and if so what are your thoughts?
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Old November 29th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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It all depends, what size truck and engine.

Do you have a bit more infor other than "boom truck"
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We had a Case loader that we used to load salt. The neighboring business complained about the fumes while we were running it inside, so we got a mufler that was designed for operation in a mine. It did cut down the smell of the fumes greatly.
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We had a Case loader that we used to load salt. The neighboring business complained about the fumes while we were running it inside, so we got a mufler that was designed for operation in a mine. It did cut down the smell of the fumes greatly.
mufflers "designed for underground mines" are probably not even mufflers. And the engines are different from above ground engines from the begining, they have their own emission certification (MSHA), not controlled by the EPA.

They are to control soot only, so their vent rates can go down, with lower vent rates they save money.

It would have very little usefullness to someone slapping it on a regular vehicle, other than limiting smoke.
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I am reading more about it and it is approved for mine use, as well as when they did the "big dig" over here in Boston, and says it cuts down on everything a ton, looks to be more or less just a catalytic converter.

the machine in question is a 60 foot JLG unit like this one

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I would worry more about CO emissions, but I don't even know what LPG engines put out as far as CO.
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