Off-Highway Noise - Diverging Demands of the Future 2000-01-2548
Recent years has seen the development of increased restrictions on allowable noise output from Earthmoving equipment within the European Union, Australia, and Japan. At the same time, other environmental issues such as engine emissions have been the prime focus of America.
With Europe now adopting a similar approach to emissions, earthmoving equipment manufacturers are anticipating the conflict that this brings in terms of machine design.
This paper reviews the changes in recent years, illustrates the methods adopted so far to reduce noise, and considers what the future may hold in order to meet both legislative and customer demands.