In the case of motorized work machines, the environmental impacts during use and decommissioning are mainly due to chemicals and materials used in the machine as well as exhaust gases produced while operating the machine. In addition, the immediate effects to the surroundings of the machine such as noise pollution, can also be regarded as an environmental impact.
Observe the following environmental considerations when operating and doing maintenance to your machines:
Do not release oil into the nature
Lubricants used in the machine, hydraulic oil and fuel can be harmful to the environment. In the event of liquid discharges, the oil must be collected with absorbents
Used oils are hazardous waste
Used oils, including bio oils, are hazardous waste and should not be released to the environment or to the sewer. Waste oil and oily waste (eg filters) must be disposed of properly.
Do not disturb the environment
Day and night limit values are defined for environmental noise in residential areas. Avoid loud and long-lasting work in residential areas especially during night time.
Deliver recyclable, decommissioned materials (tires, cabin plastic, mudguards, metal and glass parts) for further processing. For more information on recyclability, more information is available from the manufacturer.
The emission level of older machines can also be affected by ensuring that the fuel system, engine and exhaust gas purifiers are working properly
the amount of exhaust gas is directly proportional to the amount of fuel burned. Emissions from new machinery and engines have been reduced significantly due to the requirements of the Directive 97/68 / EC on work machinery. The emission level of older machines can also be affected by ensuring that the fuel system, engine and exhaust gas purifiers are working properly.
You can also reduce fuel consumption and emissions by means of economical operating the machine:
- Avoid unnecessary idle
- Keep driving speed steady and drive with lower RPM
- Avoid overloading the machine and starting the engine cold
- Take care of the condition of the tires and the tire pressure
- Always use fuel for road use or road traffic that meets the requirements of EN 590