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Cummins launches California-compliant engines, APU

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cummins has announced it's now able to comply with strict new anti-idling regulations in Californi...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cummins has announced it’s now able to comply with strict new anti-idling regulations in California.

The company now offers Clean Idle-certified engines that comply with anti-idling regulations in all 50 states. They can be idled indefinitely under the new rules, since they produce less than 30 grams/hour of NOx while idling.

The ISX, ISM, ISL, ISC and ISB all comply with the new regulations, the company announced at the Technology and Maintenance Council meetings. Customers must request a 50-state Clean Idle-certified engine when placing their order. They can also update their current EPA07 engines to meet the new California requirements, the company announced.

“We are very pleased to announce the availability of our Clean Idle Certified on-highway engines,” said Jeff Jones, vice-president of sales and market communications. “Cummins ability to offer these products demonstrates our strong commitment to customers and the environment.”

The company also announced its ComfortGuard APU can meet California’s latest emissions requirements. The latest regulations, which went into place Jan. 1, require APUs to have exhaust aftertreatment systems in place. The ComfortGuard will now be available with two options capable of meeting the new California requirements.

One involves a stand-alone particulate filter and the other is an installation kit that routes the exhaust through the truck’s primary Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

“Cummins ComfortGuard APUs offer the best solutions for a vast majority of trucks on the road,” says Shawn Wasson, APU business leader for Cummins. “These new 2008 CARB-certified APUs will give drivers cost-effective options to idling when necessary, with increased benefit to the environment.”

Cummins is still waiting on CARB to approve the solutions. Once it receives its formal approval, the new options will be available through Cummins distribution channels.

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