Cummins

Drivetrain Revolution

Innovative approaches to drivetrain design promise more efficient highway cruising.

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Cummins reveals natural gas engine

Cummins Inc. announced a new on-highway natural gas engine with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G. The ISX12 G is built on the Cummins ISX12 and uses the same base engine and key components as its diesel counterpart. It features Cummins Westport's spark-ignited combustion technology with Stoichiometric cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation, first introduced on the 8.9-liter ISL G. The engine will feature Three-Way Catalyst after-treatment, which is packaged as a muffler and is maintenance-free. Preliminary specifications include ratings up ...

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Cummins ISX11.9 with rear power take-off

Kenworth is now offering the Cummins ISX11.9 engine with rear engine power take-off in select vocational applications. The engine, available in Kenworth T800 and W900S models, produces 466 lb-ft of continuous torque and has a maximum rating of 520 lb-ft of torque when used for intermittent load applications. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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Oil & 2010 Tech

Most manufacturers have yet to extend change intervals, but oil seems to thrive in the new engines.

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Torque Target

New engine technology promises not only improved engine efficiency, but also the ability to spec your drivetrain to further enhance fuel economy.

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MarketPlace

An ISX engine brake, a digital driving assistant, two suspension offerings and an emergency spill kit are among the products featured.

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Digital driving assistant

The Heavy Duty WatchDog device acts as a driving coach and provides visual and audio feedback on safety and fuel efficiency. A score ranging from A to F is displayed on the digital gauge package, depending on how well the driver is doing. The device can be integrated with GearMaster technology to help drivers keep track of the proper gear. The Heavy Duty WD works with Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel engines. BULLY DOG, bullydog.com, (940) ...

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ISX engine brake

The Model 460 engine brake, developed in conjunction with Cummins, was built for the Cummins ISX 11.9 diesel engine and is rated between 346 and 390 hp at 1,900-2,100 rpm. It will be offered as optional equipment, comprising two engine brake housings and special exhaust valve bridges. JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, jakebrake.com

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Cummins to add office building, jobs

The building is the third expansion project in southern Indiana announced by Cummins in the past year.

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