Cummins

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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Cummins sees 6% fuel economy gain

Company is achieving a 6 percent improvement in fuel economy in its 2010 engine compared with 2007 technology.

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Texas technicians rope Rush rodeo grand prizes — vids and more from the event

Sorting though the rich experience that was Rush Truck Centers' Tech Skills Rodeo, held last week in San Antonio, is I've found a task best approached over weeks rather than days. If you missed the results, read on, or see my story from last week here. It's impossible to get it all into the space of a single post or news piece, including as it did the drama of mutliple competitions, diverse educational opportunities for ...

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Natural gas-powered vocational truck

The Mack TerraPro Cabover (for refuse and construction applications) is now available in a natural gas-powered option. The natural gas engine, supplied by Cummins Westport, is rated a 320-hp and has a 9-liter displacement. The truck and engine meet 2010 emissions standards. MACK, www.macktrucks.com

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