K38 & K1500E for Mining

Overview

K38 & K1500E for Mining

In mining applications, continuous uptime makes the difference in productivity. That’s where the legendary durability of the Cummins K38 high horsepower engines provide a big advantage for your mining business.  With ratings from 925 hp to 1450 hp (690 -1082 kW), K38 engines have proven performance with the mechanical simplicity of Cummins PT® fuel system.  Features such as full-authority Cummins CENTRY™ electronic controls provide engine monitoring and automatic timing adjustment for peak performance and fuel efficiency and CENSE™, an electronic monitoring package for increased uptime.  Cummins K38 and K1500E engines are designed to reduce engine operating and maintenance costs while maximizing productivity.

The K1500E applies robust CENTRY electronics and other improvements to the proven K38 engine platform to create a V12 engine reliable, durable and smart enough for the toughest mining applications such as electric drive haul trucks, loaders, excavators and shovels. In hauling equipment for example, the electronic controls work with the GE Statex I, II or III Advanced Electric Drive Systems for improved machine efficiency and fuel savings.

The base warranty includes full coverage on K Series engines and branded components, including electrics such as starters and alternators for unlimited hours during the first year of operation, extending through 2 years or 2,000 hours (whichever comes first). The base warranty also includes 3-year/10,000-hour standard protection on major components.  Extended coverage is available with our Encompass protection plans with the flexibility to meet the needs of your mining operation.  Cummins Encompass has you covered, around the clock and around the globe. 

Cummins combines proven performance with advanced technology and a global service and support network with a hard-earned reputation for responding to every need, at every hour of every day.

Specifications

K1500E

K38

Engine Type  Vee 12  Vee 12 
Displacement 2300 cu in  38 liters  2300 cu in  38 liters 
Advertised Horsepower  1260-1450 hp  940-1082 kW  925-1350 hp  690-1007 kW 
Peak Torque  3767-4360 lb-ft  5107-5911 N•m 3020-3485 lb-ft 4095-4725 N•m
Bore and Stroke 

6.25 in x 6.25 in
(159 mm x 159 mm)

Aspiration 

Turbocharged and Aftercooled

Oil System Capacity  142.4 U.S. qt  135 liters  142.4 U.S. qt 135 liters 
Coolant Capacity  125 U.S. qt  118 liters  116 U.S. qt  110 liters 
Length  90 in  2281 mm  86.2 in  2189 mm 
Width  54 in  1362 mm  54.6 in  1387 mm 
Height  69 in  1751 mm 64.2 in  1631 mm 
Wet Weight  9480 lb  4300 kg  9250 lb  4196 kg 

Engine Finder Specifications

Markets
Power 925 - 1450 hp / 690 - 1081 kW
Torque 3020 - 4127 lb-ft / 4095 - 5595 N•m

Ratings

 
Engine Model  Advertised hp (kW)  @ rpm Peak Torque lb-ft (N•m) @ rpm  Rating Type 
K1500E  1450 (1082) @ 1900  4127 (5595) @ 1400  Intermittent 
K1500E  1350 (1007) @ 1900  4127 (5595) @ 1400  Intermittent 
KTTA38 1350 (1007) @ 2100  3882 (5264) @ 1500  Intermittent 
KTTA38  1350 (1007) @ 1900  3766 (5106) @ 1500  Intermittent
K1500 E  1260 (940) @ 1800  3767 (5107) @ 1400  Continuous 
KTA38  1200 (895) @ 2100  3450(4678) @ 1300  Intermittent 
KTA38  1200 (895) @ 1900  3485 (4726) @ 1300  Intermittent 
KTA38  1050 (783) @ 2100  3415 (4631) @ 1300  Intermittent 
KTA38  1050 (783) @ 1900  3415 (4631) @ 1300  Intermittent 
KT38  925 (690) @ 2100  3020 (4095) @ 1300  Intermittent 
K38  925 (690) @ 1900  3020 (4095) @ 1300  Intermittent 
Additional ratings may be available.  Check with your Cummins distributor.

Features

  • PT Fuel System – uses the time-tested and proven PT fuel system for high performance and ease of maintenance.  PT injectors are built to handle high pressures for optimum combustion. 
  • Fillet-Hardened Crankshaft – smaller bolt circle and rolled threads for strength and durability
  • Cummins Prelub System – Distributes and pressurizes oil in the engine before cranking can occur, and is proven to greatly extend life-to-rebuild.
  • Galley-cooled pistons – reduced piston crown temperatures by as much as 100°F (38°C) for enhanced durability, reduced piston ring wear and 30% longer cylinder life. 
  • Turbochargers – Custom-built for K Series engines and are available in single-stage or two-stage configurations to meet any application’s requirement.

Brochures Available

Title Bulletin Number Request View  
High-Performance Engines For Mining Equipment Brochure 4087235 Request View  Download
K Series Engines For Mining Applications Spec Sheet 4087278 Request View  Download
Mining Encompass Mailer 4087149 Request View  Download
Partnership That Pays. Zhungeer, China, Mine Case Study Brochure 4087395 Request View  Download