QSK60 for Mining (Emissions-Certified)


QSK60 for Mining (Emissions-Certified)Tough mining applications demand continuous uptime.  Whether it's a front-end loader, excavator, or haul truck, the best engine for the job is a QSK60.  Its V16 configuration offers ratings up to 2850 hp (2125 kW) to easily handle high load factors. High Pressure Modular Common Rail (MCR) fuel system, sophisticated electronic control system and standard features help keep fuel economy up and operating costs down.  So whether you are spec'ing new equipment or repowering an existing unit, the QSK60 is the best way to improve performance, productivity, and profits. Plus, the QSK60 achieves a 40% reduction in NOx with a 60% reduction in particulate matter to meet Tier 2 standards. 

MCR technology helps to reduce noise emissions and engine vibration, resulting in a safer and more comfortable work environment for equipment operators and mine personnel.

Quantum System technology includes Advanced Engine Monitoring that allows you to better monitor equipment performance cylinder by cylinder on a real time basis.  It also provides trending chart capability for informed preventive maintenance to maximize operation and reduce downtime.

Available two-stage turbocharging delivers full power and exceptional performance at elevations up to 8,000 ft (2,438 meters) without power derate. The QSK60 has a projected life-to-overhaul exceeding 1,000,000 gallons (3,785,411  liters) of fuel burned, which makes it a great choice for repowers as well as original equipment in front-end loaders, excavators and haul trucks.

Every QSK60 engine is covered by Cummins base warranty, one of the most comprehensive and simplest plans in the industry.


Engine Type Vee, 4-Cycle, 16-Cylinder  
Displacement 3661 cu in 60.0 liters
Advertised Horsepower 1782-2850 hp 1329-2125 kW
Peak Torque 8274 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm 11218 N•m
Bore and Stroke 6.26 in x 7.48 in 159 mm x 190 mm

Single-Stage:  Turbo Aftercooled

Two-Stage: Turbo Aftercooled/Intercooled

Oil System Capacity 275 U.S. qt 261 liters
Coolant Capacity 180 U.S. qt 170 liters
Length 115.4 in 2930 mm
Width 62.3 in 1582 mm
Height* 77.4 in 1965 mm
Weight (Wet)* 18893 lb 8570 kg

* Single-stage.

Engine Finder Specifications

Certification Level Tier 2 / Stage II
Power 1782 - 2850 hp / 1329 - 2125 kW


Engine Model Advertised hp (kW) @ rpm Aspiration
QSK60-2850 2850 (2125) @ 1900 Two-Stage Intercooled
QSK60-2700 2700 (2013) @ 1900 Two-Stage Intercooled
QSK60-2500 2500 (1864) @ 1900 Two-Stage Intercooled
QSK60-2350 2350 (1752) @ 1900 Two-Stage Intercooled
QSK60-2250* 2250 (1678) @ 1800 Two-Stage Intercooled
QSK60-2700 2700 (2013) @ 1900 Single-Stage
QSK60-2500 2500 (1864) @ 1900 Single-Stage
QSK60-2400 2400 (1790) @ 1900 Single-Stage
QSK60-2300 2300 (1715) @ 1900 Single-Stage
QSK60-2000* 2000 (1491) @ 1800 Single-Stage
QSK60-1944* 1944 (1450) @ 1800 Single-Stage
QSK60-1875* 1875 (1398) @ 1800 Single-Stage
QSK60-1782 1782 (1329) @ 1900  Single-Stage

*Continuous rating.

All ratings are intermittent unless otherwise noted. Additional ratings may be available. Check with your Cummins distributor.


  • High Pressure Modular Common Rail (MCR) Fuel System - Cummins high pressure fuel pump and modular common rail system provides full-authority electronic control of the fuel pump and injectors for precise control of both injection pressure and timing. Each injector includes its own integrated accumulator, which helps to eliminate pressure pulsation between injectors and improve stability.
  • Long-Life Camshaft - This large-diameter camshaft with micro-finished hardened surface handles high loads, making it more reusable at rebuild.
  • Prelub™ System - Distributes oil to rifles and friction surfaces and builds oil pressure before cranking can occur.  A pressure switch assures proper oil pressure in the main rifle to reduce the risk of starting the engine without oil in the sump or filters.  Prelub is a standard option on all mining engines due to proven success in extending engine life-to-rebuild.
  • Power Cylinder Package - Proven single-piece ferrous cast ductile iron pistons for maximum durability and reliability.  An advanced piston design uses nitrided liners and cast-iron top rings to handle high injection pressures with exceptional durability.
  • Quantum System - High-speed Electronic Control Module (ECM) with a self-cooling mount is isolated from detrimental vibration loading. A field-proven, fully-sealed wiring harness with fail-safe connectors integrates the ECM with the engine sensors for optimized engine performance, monitoring and protection.  Quantum system technology is ideal for tough mining applications that demand continuous uptime carrying hundreds of tons capacity.
  • Advanced Engine Monitoring - Additional sensors and expanded datalog capability allow you to better monitor engine performance cylinder by cylinder on a real-time basis for increased availability and engine protection.
  • Two-Stage Cummins Oil Filters - Combination full-flow and bypass filtration to effectively remove harmful sludge and up to three times as many contaminants to reduce engine wear.
  • Premium Fan Drive – Incorporates large matched and sealed bearings, improved oil seals, and an improved idler system.  The fan drives have fixed fan centers with tensioning provided by a manually adjusted and maintenance free idler.  The fan drive is available with or without an electronically controlled oil-actuated fan clutch.

Brochures Available

Title Bulletin Number Request View  
ASARCO Ray Mine Case Study: Tier 2 QSK60 Repower Program Brochure 4087372 Request View  Download
Centinel / Eliminator Brochure 4081790 Request View  Download
Cummins Dual Fuel For Mining Applications Flyer 4087270 Request View  Download
Cummins Tier 4 Final High-Horsepower Engines For The Mining Industry Brochure 4087264 Request View  Download
Diesel Exhaust Fluid For QSK19-QSK95 Tier 4 Final/Stage IV (800-4400 HP) Mining And Oil And Gas Engines Brochure 4087383 Request View  Download
Encompass Tri-Fold Mailer 3624570 Request View  Download
High-Performance Engines For Mining Equipment Brochure 4087235 Request View  Download
Modular Common Rail Fuel System (MCRS) Overview Flyer 4087371 Request View  Download
Partnership That Pays. Zhungeer, China, Mine Case Study Brochure 4087395 Request View  Download
QSK60 Engines For Mining Applications Spec Sheet 4087283 Request View  Download
QSK60 Tier 4 Final For Mining Applications Spec Sheet 4087390 View  Download
Vigo Coal Company Mining Case Study Brochure 4087422 Request View  Download