Originally Posted by bauer965
Has anyone received any advice from their local dealers/distributors regarding the purchase
of small diesels this year?
Tier 4 goes into effect in 2013. Many manufacturers have Tier 4 compliant engines in the marketplace already, but others are still selling legally Tier 2/3 as applicable.
I imagine, come 2013, these non-Tier 4 engines will have to be re-worked by the OEM in order to be sold in 2013 as Tier 4.
Which leads me to the question...will there be discounts on non-Tier 4 engines during this last month of 2013? Or conversely, will we see an increase in price for Tier 4 engines?
What's the scuttle-butt out there?
As noted by others, in regard to small diesel engines Tier 3 is Ok for 2013, as in Table 5 in this link
Emission Standards: USA: Marine Diesel Engines
I have just bought some JD 6068 in the PNW, Tier 2. The dealer was saying that they had to be ordered with enough lead-time to be delivered before 31 Dec, else I would need to order Tier 3. But that might have been just a story.....
I also got prices from Australia
, and wished that I could have done the deal there. I can still buy Tier 1 in Aust - apparently the emission rules aren't applied here at this point. Shame that the boat is still in the US, on the hard
JD 6068 TFM 50 (Tier 1) - $19,355 (no gear)
JD 6068 TFM 75 (Tier 2) - $21,117 (no gear)
JD 6068 Tier 3 - $34,100
I was amazed at the Tier 3 price. Of course no-one is going to buy one in Aust as they dont have to, so they probably haven't fine tuned the pricing. But even if it has some fat in it I think that a lot of folks will look at remans.
The other interesting thing was that my Tier 2 retail price in Aust was lower than the dealer's buy price from distributor in US PNW. Go figure!