ISL9 for Fire & Emergency (2013)


ISL9 for Fire & Emergency (2013)

ISL9 for 2013. 

Better. Every Call.
Cummins ISL9 is built to last. This engine is built for endurance with features such as replaceable wet liners, roller followers, by-pass oil filtration and targeted piston cooling for longer service in demanding fire and emergency vehicle applications.  It uses the XPI fuel system and shares the same Electronic Control Module (ECM) with all other Cummins on-highway engines for powerful, , clean and quiet operation. Every call.

Better. Where It Counts.
Cummins ISL9 is designed to deliver better performance, reliability, fuel economy and durability. The ISL9 is easily customizable, including many electronic engine features and adjustable parameters. Emergency vehicle ratings for the ISL9 range from 270-450 hp (201-336 kW) with a peak torque of 1250 lb-ft (1695 N•m). Maintenance is virtually unchanged from previous models. Plus, every ISL9 is backed by the largest and most capable customer support network in the business, with Cummins Care representatives available at 1-800-DIESELS™ to answer product questions and provide assistance during a repair or service event  from Cummins Care.

Cummins ISL9 for 2013 will help every firefighting crew and EMT unit respond better in every emergency situation. Every time.

Better Coverage.
In addition to a comprehensive base warranty, Cummins ISL9 is available with a variety of extended coverage plans for up to 10 years/200,000 miles (321,869 km).


Cummins PowerSpec is an electronic tool that makes it possible to tailor the operation of Cummins engines in every on-highway application.

Available for: On-Highway, Fire & Emergency

See ISL PowerSpec Engine Features


Advertised Horsepower

270-450 hp

201-336 kW

Peak Torque

800-1250 lb-ft

1084-1695 Nm

Governed Speed

2100 - 2200 rpm

Clutch Engagement Torque

500-550 lb-ft

678-756 Nm

Number of Cylinders


System Weight

1912 lb

867 kg

    Engine (Dry)

1695 lb

769  kg

    Aftertreatment  System*

98 kg

*Increase over standard muffler; does not include chassis OEM-supplied components

Product Finder Specifications

Certification Level EPA 2013
Power 270 - 450 hp / 201 - 336 kW
Torque 800 - 1250 lb-ft / 1085 - 1695 N•m


Model Advertised Horsepower (kW) Peak Torque lb-ft (Nm) @ rpm
ISL9 270 270 (201) 800 (1086) @ 1300
ISL9 300 300 (224) 860 (1167) @ 1300
ISL9 330 330 (246) 1000 (1357) @ 1400
ISL9 350 350 (261) 1000 (1357) @ 1400
ISL9 370 370 (276) 1250 (1695) @ 1400
ISL9 380 380 (283) 1150 (1559) @ 1400
ISL9 400 400 (298) 1250 (1696) @ 1400
ISL9 450 450 (336) 1250 (1696) @ 1400


VGT™  Turbocharger from Cummins Turbo Technologies – The patented design is widely recognized as the industry leader for performance. Electric actuation improves precision and responsiveness. The VGT Turbocharger also increases fuel economy and braking horsepower.

XPI Fuel System From Cummins Fuel Systems – Delivers superior performance regardless of engine rpm. Multiple injection events per cycle improve fuel efficiency and enable smoother, quieter operation.

Cummins Aftertreatment System from Cummins Emission Solutions – Proprietary system consists of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology for near-zero emissions.

Fleetguard® Fuel Filters, Lube Filters and DEF from Cummins Filtration – Fleetguard filters protect against corrosion and contaminants that can cause performance issues. High quality DEF is widely available at authorized Cummins and Fleetguard locations, as well as in bulk delivery.

Single High-Capacity Electronic Control Module (ECM) – A single ECM manages the engine and aftertreatment system for optimum performance and fuel efficiency.


Maintenance Item




Oil & Filter*

15,000 mi

24,000 km



Fuel Filter

15,000 mi

24,000 km



Coolant Filter

15,000 mi

24,000 km



Valve Adjustment

150,000 mi

240,000 km



Standard Coolant

60,000 mi

96,000 km



Crankcase Breather Filter

Every 3rd to 4th Oil Change Interval

DEF Filter

200,000 mi

320,000 km



Particulate Filter

200,000 mi

320,000 km



Consult your Operations and Maintenance Manual for more information.

*Assuming severe duty cycle for fire/emergency vehicle applications

Brochures Available

Title Bulletin Number Request View  
Driver Tips Card For Fire And Emergency Vehicles (2013) 4971424 Request View  Download
Engines And Commercial Mobile Generators For Fire And Emergency Applications Brochure F-2102 (2013) 4971428 Request View  Download
ISL9 For Fire And Emergency Applications Flyer (2013) 4971410 Request View  Download
NRP - DPF There Is A Difference Brochure 5410774 Request View  Download
NRP - DPF There Is A Difference Brochure (French) 5410815 Request View  Download
NRP - DPF There Is A Difference Brochure (Spanish) 5410816 Request View  Download
ReCon DPF For EPA 2010 And 2013 ISL Engines Flyer 5410795 Request View  Download
ReCon DPF For EPA 2010 And 2013 ISL Engines Flyer - French 5410796 Request View  Download
ReCon DPF For EPA 2010 And 2013 ISL Engines Flyer - Spanish 5410797 Request View  Download