Cummins is extending a warranty guarantee on its low-emissions engines through the end of 2003. Cummins’ Uptime Guarantee now applies to Cummins ISX and ISM engines purchased and built between Oct. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2003, with coverage through Dec. 31, 2003.
Originally, the guarantee applied only to engines purchased and built before April 1.
The company has more than 4,200 of the engines on the road and orders for nearly 8,000 more. Of the 4,200 on the road, none have experienced a failure due to new exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) components added last year to meet government regulations that became effective Oct. 1, the company says. Under the guarantee, if any part on an ISX or ISM engine fails and can’t be repaired within 24 hours, Cummins will reimburse the customer for up to three days’ truck rental.
Also, Cummins has introduced the ISX 35 with Smart Torque, designed for fleets looking for a higher displacement engine option with increased durability and higher residual values for applications that don’t require an engine brake, and launched a new “Same Day Or We Pay” program, which guarantees qualifying in-shop repair jobs, with a standard repair time of four hours or fewer, will be completed on the same day or Cummins will offer a $75 credit toward future Cummins parts and service.
Western Star Walk-through Sleeper
Western Star Trucks unveiled the Stratosphere Star Light Sleeper, an 82-inch walk-through sleeper.
The Stratosphere offers stand-up room and a flat floor throughout the cab and sleeper. Its external design allows for installation of roof-mounted air horns and marker lights. The Stratosphere sleeper is available on all Western Star 4900 models, including the EX, FA and SA.
Three trim levels are available: Phoenix, Mesa and Dakota, with cabinet, storage, window and lighting options. Four bunk configurations are available, including the optional dinette sleeper seating package.
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New Freightliner Models
Freightliner has introduced a new version of its Columbia heavy-duty truck and tractor and two new models of its Class 5-8 Business Class M2 truck line.
The new 112-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab version of the Columbia model offers better maneuverability, visibility, payload and ease of operation for regional and bulk operations, LTL, distribution and inner city delivery applications, says Freightliner.
The Columbia 112 is powered by the Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 or Caterpillar engines, with horsepower ratings to 470. Eaton-Fuller, Meritor and Allison transmissions are available. The Columbia 112 comes in a daycab or choice of sleeper cab options and is covered by a one-year, 100,000-mile warranty; a three-year, 300,000-mile warranty covers drivetrain components, cab structure and sheet metal.
Available as a truck or tractor, the M2 112 offers front axles rated from 12,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds and rear axles up to 46,000 pounds. Freightliner rear AirLiner suspensions and heavy-duty TufTrac suspensions with ratings of 40,000 pounds and 46,000 pounds are offered as options.
Standard power is the Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 engine with horsepower ratings to 450. Caterpillar engines are offered as options. Eaton-Fuller AutoShift and Eaton-Fuller manual 10- or 13-speed transmissions, along with Allison HD series transmissions, are also available.
The new M2 100 is a 110-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab model and is available in gross weight ratings from 16,000 pounds to 26,000 pounds. It is designed for mid-range applications, including pickup and delivery, food and beverage distribution, towing and general services. Standard engine is the Mercedes-Benz MBE900, available with horsepower ratings from 170 to 250.