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Concerns over possibility of AdBlue related malfunctions in Cranes, Trucks & SPMTs - online survey

3 Jul 2024 12:08 | Anonymous

Crane rental companies around Europe are reporting growing issues with the use of AdBlue - some suggesting almost one third of all on-road breakdowns seem to be AdBlue related.  A key concern is that if the AdBlue system malfunctions (perhaps because the engine is too cold) then the crane’s engine can lose power or even shut down, with potentially dangerous consequences.

Reports suggest that similar problems can face Trucks and SPMT operators, a particular concern during load outs.

As a first step, ESTA has decided to gather information (to include Trucks in the analysis) and will then consult with members of the European Regulations Workgroup and decide on the next steps.  The HTA is  the UK representative member of ESTA, the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.

ESTA have produced an online form to allow members to easily submit information about problems with the use of AdBlue in Trucks, mobile cranes and SPMTs - click hereTo gather information from as many operators as possible, this survey is open to non-HTA members.

The enquiry will only take a few minutes to complete, and your responses will help ESTA in making their case with the engine manufacturers.

We urge members to complete the enquiry form as the results may reveal industry-wide issues with AdBlue systems which ESTA can review and progress with the engine manufacturers.

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