Cummins Inc., with an eye to stricter environmental regulations and increasing demands for fuel economy, will launch a new line of heavy duty truck engines. The new diesel engines of the company unveiled include two 15L motors and smaller 12L medium duty engine.
The Columbus-based engine manufacturer stated that the new diesel engines will exceed the 2017 fuel efficiency and greenhouse standards of the US Environmental Protection Agency. The regulations of EPA take effect in January next year.
These new generation engines for heavy duty trucks will provide extended service intervals, lower fuel consumption, improved performance as well as the highest possible quality standards across the 400 hp to 605 hp ratings range.
Lori Thompson, Cummins’ marketing vice president, said that many people wondered about the significance of big bore heavy duty engines in the market of North America in comparison to the latest medium-bore arrivals that bet the question that they will follow what is happening Europe. He also added that with the advantage of a few years of market experience, they can answer that question as the heavy duty engine will never go away.
The new engines for year 2017 will provide a three percent fuel economy improvement over the company’s 2016 engines. The X series delivers 2 new heavy duty engines that are designed for fleets as well as the owner-operator market while the previous ISX platform of Cummins only offers a 15L engine.
Every engine is optimized to meet all the demands of every client with massive various trucking applications, according to the Vice President of Engineering of Cummins’ engine business, Tim Fier.
X15 Performance Series is made for vocational and heavy haul trucks with a 485 hp to 605 hp power range. This engine provides peak torque ratings for up to 2,050 lbs per feet as well as engine braking up to 600 hp.
X15 Efficiency Series is made for regional-haul and line-haul applications with a 400hp to 500 hp range. The engine also provides peak torque ratings of up to 1,850 lbs per feet. The president of the Engine Business of Cummins, Srikanth Padmanabhan, said that their latest X12 and X15 engines deliver an unparalleled performance while reaching the low operational cost.
Its latest X12L medium bore engine is engineered for city, regional-haul, and vocational applications with up to 475hp range as well as up to 1,075 lbs each feet of torque. This new engine is 150 lbs lighter compared to its competitor in the market.
The full production of this X12 series is said to start in year 2018. All of these 3 new engines will be designed at the Jamestown Engine Plant of Cummins based in Jamestown, New York.
These engines are truly the most awaited items of many heavy duty truck owners. With the features of these engines, owners of heavy duty trucks can expect greater performance, regardless of what engine they are using at present. Cummins will also release updates from time to time regarding the future generation of heavy duty truck engines.