Diesel Exhaust Fluid for Non Road Mobile Machinery

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission limits have been implemented over the past few years with stricter requirements needing to be met in certain vehicles. Non Road vehicles running with diesel engines, for example tractors, cranes, portside vehicles and dumper trucks, will all eventually have to comply with more stringent NOx emissions standards. This has caused diesel engine manufacturers to develop engines which can meet the new emission standards without compromising fuel consumption further. To achieve this Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Engine Gas Recirculation technologies have been implemented to good effect.

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid to limit the NOx emitted from the vehicle’s exhaust system. Diesel Exhaust Fluid is a clear, non hazardous fluid which is refilled in the vehicle’s dedicated Diesel Exhaust Fluid tank.

SCR for NOx reduction is now common place in various heavy duty vehicle types including:

  • Farm machinery
  • Mobile and static cranes
  • Airport and Dockside vehicles
  • Construction Equipment
  • Mining machinery

Air1 is Yara’s brand of Diesel Exhaust Fluid. For the Agriculture sector you may have heard of Yara as a fertilizer manufacturer. Yara has been an Diesel Exhaust Fluid pioneer, helping to create the Diesel Exhaust Fluid ISO specification to meet the diesel engine manufacturers SCR standard and bringing Diesel Exhaust Fluid locally to the end user via a network of Air1 official Diesel Exhaust Fluid suppliers.

Air1 is Yara’s brand of Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It is supplied via the National Distribution Networks across Canada, so you are never far away from an Air1 North American distributor.

Where can I buy DEF?

Cynthia Lovering
Commercial Director, DEF

How Much Does Diesel Exhaust Fluid Cost?

As per all purchases, the cost of Diesel Exhaust Fluid will change according to amount delivered, or the retailer’s own pricing strategy. We can say that we estimate the Diesel Exhaust Fluid price is approximately 50% of the diesel price at the pump.

With SCR vehicles using less diesel, the cost of Diesel Exhaust Fluid is negligible overall. Therefore, SCR vehicles have lower running costs than for your equivalent non SCR vehicles. Which have a higher fuel use, or greater service/maintenance requirements. 

Why does the Diesel Exhaust Fluid price change? 

There are a number of factors that impact on the price of Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Diesel Exhaust Fluid is a quality solution containing a high specification urea as one of its raw materials. This synthetically produced urea is made by using large amounts of energy, mainly natural gas. The cost of oil and natural gas prices, as well as ammonia prices, have a direct influence on urea prices. If the raw material price level increases, this has a direct bearing on the Diesel Exhaust Fluid market also.

What is the most economical way to buy Diesel Exhaust Fluid? 

Air1 can deliver Diesel Exhaust Fluid in bulk direct to your operating yard, this is the most economic solution. Diesel Exhaust Fluid can also be purchased in Diesel Exhaust Fluid packages of 1, 2.5, 55 and 275 or 330 Gallon containers from our Diesel Exhaust Fluid suppliers. Diesel Exhaust Fluid has a shelf life of 12 months if stored appropriately. Be aware of ‘cheap’ Diesel Exhaust Fluid prices – the product may be inferior and may cause your SCR catalyst to malfunction. Read more on Diesel Exhaust Fluid quality.

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How Much DEF Do I Need?

Air1 can help you decide what Diesel Exhaust Fluid pack size fits you best. There are a number of different Diesel Exhaust Fluid pack sizes you can choose from if you have a small number of SCR vehicles. Air1 (Yara’s Diesel Exhaust Fluid brand) can help you decide which option is best suited to your business. We can help you with various choices and give a full breakdown of cost as part of our Air1 branded service.

We can supply Diesel Exhaust Fluid in various package sizes including standard:

  • 2.5 Gallon Diesel Exhaust Fluid bottles 
  • 55 Gallon Diesel Exhaust Fluid drums 
  • 275 & 330 Gallon Diesel Exhaust Fluid IBCs

For those operating larger numbers of SCR vehicles we also offer Diesel Exhaust Fluid in bulk.

How much Diesel Exhaust Fluid will I use?

Diesel Exhaust Fluid usage in non road mobile machinery is dependent on vehicle make, engine capacity and the type of work it is fulfilling. It is at a lesser ratio to diesel consumption, which means you don't need to refill as often as you do with diesel.

Once we have helped you determine how much Diesel Exhaust Fluid you will use, we have a number of packages and bulk storage options to meet your requirements. Air1 has standard and bespoke Diesel Exhaust Fluid bulk storage options, IBCs, Drums and 2.5 Gallon Bottles.

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Where can I purchase Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

We have a number of official Diesel Exhaust Fluid distributors selling Air1. Click here for a list of our Diesel Exhaust Fluid distributors.

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