LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 20, 2013) – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will showcase its 2013 engine lineup for the North American Heavy-Duty truck market at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville on March 21-23. With improved fuel economy, reliability and durability and support from the largest parts and service network in North America, Cummins engines are ideal for all on-highway applications from long-haul to regional and local pickup and delivery. Cummins will display its clean diesel ISX15, ISX12, ISL9 and ISB6.7, as well as the Cummins Westport ISX12 G and ISL G natural gas engines.
Cummins 2013 on-highway diesel engines offer customers up to 2 percent better fuel economy compared with the 2012 model-year engines. In addition, all Cummins engines meet the 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and the greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.
“Cummins and Cummins Westport offer the industry’s broadest product line of both clean-diesel and natural gas engines to meet the needs of our customers,” said Jeff Jones, Cummins Vice President – North American Engine Business. “Cummins is committed to deliver better where it counts – better on the road, at the fuel pump, in the used truck market and better for the customer’s bottom line.”
Cummins ISX15 has the fuel economy, reliability and durability that make it the top-selling engine in the heavy-duty truck market. SmartTorque ratings are designed especially to meet the needs of fuel-conscious fleets, and deliver up to 200 lb-ft (271 N•m) of extra torque in the top two gears. New SmartTorque2 ratings, delivering 3 percent to 6 percent better fuel economy when matched with the new Eaton® Fuller Advantage™ automated transmission, will be available in the fall of 2013.
For Cummins 2013 heavy-duty engines, changes to gearing recommendations and maintenance intervals increase fuel economy and lower operating costs. Fuel economy is improved through the use of downspeeding, which allows the ISX15 and ISX12 to achieve peak torque at 100 fewer rpm, and the approved use of low-viscosity 10W30 oils. Maintenance expenses are reduced through increased oil drain intervals.
The 2013 ISL9 and ISB6.7 MidRange engines deliver the dependability and reliability required in delivery, step vans and other medium-duty trucks. The ISB6.7 provides best in class fuel economy, and the ISL9 offers the power density and rugged durability that customers need. Also in 2013, the ISL9 and the ISB6.7 come equipped with NanoNet™ fuel filters from Cummins Filtration. This two-stage fuel filter exceeds 99.6 percent filtration efficiency, offering double the contaminant holding capacity and providing approximately 10 times better protection of the engine’s fuel system.
Cummins Westport offers the industry-leading natural gas engine, the ISL G, and with the launch of the ISX12 G will deliver high performance, dependable natural gas power to the heavy-duty trucking industry. The ISX12 G will enter limited production in April 2013. Engine braking, as well as automatic and manual transmission compatibility, will be available. Both the ISX12 G and the ISL G utilize Cummins Westport’s proprietary spark-ignited combustion technology with Stoichiometric cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (SEGR) and a maintenance-free Three-Way Catalyst (TWC), and fuel can be stored on the vehicle in compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or biomethane forms.
Cummins Care is available 24/7/365, free of charge for all Cummins engines, by calling 1-800-DIESELS™ (1-800-343-7357). Built on Cummins strong commitment to customer support, the Cummins Care team is prepared to answer all operational questions on topics such as fuel and oil specifications and maintenance intervals, and can assist customers with finding the nearest authorized and available service location. Customers also have access to the largest and most capable service network in the United States and Canada, with over 3,500 locations.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.