COLUMBUS, Ind. (January 21, 2010) -

The 3500-hp rated QSK78 mining engine will lead the Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) lineup at the 2010 BAUMA show in Munich, Germany, from April 19 to 25. The presence of the 78-liter engine will highlight Cummins position  as the leading supplier of high power engines to manufacturers of large mining haul trucks and excavators.   

The V-18 configuration QSK78 was the first engine to bring a 3500-hp (2610-kW) power capability to ultra-class mining haul trucks operating at high altitude. The QSK78 was also the first engine of its size to feature a full-authority electronic management system, enabling engine parameters to be customized to precisely match the duty cycle of the equipment.

“The QSK78 continues to set standards in terms of life-to-overhaul and lowest cost-per-ton,” said John Malina, Executive Director, Cummins Mining Business. “As one of the world’s most powerful high-speed diesel engines, the QSK78 is set to be a focus of attention for visitors to the BAUMA show,” he added.

Cummins mining display will also feature-cost saving technologies for the mine operator, such as the EliminatorTM self-filtration system which replaces disposable oil filters on the engine and enables oil change intervals to be extended up to 1,000 hours.

Ranging from 19- to 78-liter displacement, Cummins QSK family is uniquely designed for mining equipment. While competitive engine types are primarily designed for less demanding power generation, rail or marine applications, Cummins QSK engines are  first and foremost conceived to meet the toughest demands of the mining industry.  With this inherent design advantage, QSK engines can handle high-hour and high  engine load factors on a fuel-efficient basis and achieve uptime levels over 95 percent.

This is one of the reasons why Cummins remains the engine supplier of choice to mining equipment manufacturers and operators worldwide, outselling the closest competitor many times over.

About Cummins
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 5,200 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $755 million on sales of $14.3 billion in 2008. Press releases can be found on the Web at or