August 17, 2011

Carson, Calif., (August 15, 2011) Multiquip, a diverse manufacturer and supplier of world class quality products and equipment solutions, announces that its line of WhisperWatt 150 to 400 generators will have advanced Tier 4i engines with selected model availabilities beginning in September 2011.

The portable power generators are fueled by advanced diesel engines that easily meet the more stringent 2011 Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4i standards while providing profitable performance and reliability.

“These advanced engines include diesel particulate filters, as well as a cooled ERG and air-to-air after cooling,” stated Torsten Erbel, vice president product management, engineering and customer support for Multiquip. “To make these WhisperWatt generators even more compliant, they are also variable geometric turbo-charged.”

The EPA has adopted a comprehensive national program to reduce emissions from future non-road diesel engines by integrating engine and fuel controls as a system to gain the greatest emission reductions. To meet these emission standards, engine manufacturers are producing new engines with advanced emission-control technologies similar to those already under development for highway trucks and buses. Exhaust emissions from these engines will decrease by more than 90 percent compared to current diesel engines.  Because the emission-control devices can be damaged by sulfur, the EPA has adopted a limit to decrease the allowable level of sulfur in non-road diesel fuel by more than 99 percent.

These reductions in nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions from non-road diesel engines will provide enormous public health benefits. The EPA estimates that by 2030, controlling these emissions would annually prevent 12,000 premature deaths, 8,900 hospitalizations, and one million work days lost.

About Multiquip Inc.

Founded in 1973, Multiquip is one of the largest, most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of world class quality products and solutions for the construction, industrial, telecom, government, non-commercial, entertainment, and oil and gas exploration markets. Multiquip’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses light to medium construction equipment, power generators and lighting. Servicing customers worldwide, Multiquip distributes its products in more than 70 countries through thousands of authorized distribution partners. For more information, visit

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