ISX15 for Fire & Emergency (2013)


ISX15 for Fire & Emergency (2013)

ISX15 for 2013.  
Better. Where It Counts.

The Best Gets Better.
Cummins ISX15 is the industry leader in just about every type of heavy-duty application from 18-wheelers to fire and emergency vehicles. No other diesel can match it for proven performance with ratings from 455 to 600 hp (339-447 kW) and the highest power density in its class.

Better Means Cummins ISX15.
Cummins ISX15 is designed to deliver better performance, reliability, fuel economy and durability. The ISX15 is easily customizable, including many electronic engine features and adjustable parameters.  Maintenance is virtually unchanged from previous models. Plus, every ISX15 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.

For aerials, pumpers and other large fire equipment, you won’t find a better choice than Cummins ISX15.

Better Means Doing It All.
Cummins is the only engine manufacturer to design, develop and support every component from the air intake to the exhaust aftertreatment in a totally integrated system. This allows us to optimize critical systems and deliver performance to emergency responders in a way that other engine manufacturers using outside suppliers can’t match.

Better Means Total Confidence.
In addition to a comprehensive base warranty, Cummins offers 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 ISX PowerSpec Engine Features


Advertised Horsepower


339-447 kW

Peak Torque

1750-1850 lb-ft

2373-2508 Nm

Governed Speed

2100 rpm

Clutch Engagement Torque

1000 lb-ft

1356 Nm

Number of Cylinders


System Weight

3204 lb

1453 kg

    Engine (Dry)

2964 lb

1344 kg

    Aftertreatment  System*

240 lb

109 kg

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

Engine Finder Specifications

Certification Level EPA 2013
Power 455 - 600 hp / 339 - 447 kW
Torque 1750 - 1850 lb-ft / 2373 - 2508 N•m


Engine Model Advertised Horsepower (kW) Peak Torque lb-ft (Nm) @ rpm
ISX15 600 600 (448) 1850 (2510) @ 1200
ISX15 550 550 (410) 1850 (2510) @ 1200
ISX15 500 500 (373) 1850 (2510) @ 1200
ISX15 455 455 (339) 1750 (2375) @ 1200


VGTTM  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*

20,000 mi
32,000 km



Fuel Filter

20,000 mi
32,000 km



Coolant Filter**

50,000 mi
80,000 km



Valve Adjustment

500,000 mi
800,000 km



Crankcase Breather Filter

125,000 mi
200,000 km



DEF Filter

300,000 mi
480,000 km



Particulate Filter

200,000 mi
320,000 km



 *Assuming severe duty cycle for fire/emergency vehicle applications and using CJ-4 oils meeting CES 20081

**With appropriate filter

Consult your Operations and Maintenance Manual for more information.

Brochures Available

Title Bulletin Number Request View  
2013 Driver Tips Card For Fire And Emergency Vehicles 4971424 Request View  Download
2013 Engines And Commercial Mobile Generators For Fire And Emergency Applications Brochure F-2102 4971428 Request View  Download
2013 ISX15 For Fire And Emergency Applications Flyer 4971412 Request View  Download
ReCon DPF Flyer 2878897 Request View  Download