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MATS: Cummins says its EPA2010 engines showing well

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Cummins expressed confidence its 2010 engine line-up will meet its customers' fuel eco...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cummins expressed confidence its 2010 engine line-up will meet its customers’ fuel economy and performance expectations and noted many are already exceeding expectations in the field.

Cummins officials kicked off the Mid-America Trucking Show by revealing more than 2,500 EPA2010 engines have been built and put into service and that some major fleets are enjoying double-digit fuel economy gains over previous engine designs.

Cummins has been tracking nearly 240 variables on many of its field test engines, using a proprietary datalogger that provides Cummins engineers with a steady stream of data. The goal is to identify and address potential problems before the products are rolled out, Cummins execs explained.

Cummins now has 2010 engines available in 180 vehicle installation applications with more than 60 vehicle manufacturers, the company said.

“The data that we are collecting from our internal product testing, coupled with the feedback from our customers, is validating that our 2010 engines are delivering on our promises, and there are cases where the results are even better,” said Jeff Jones, vice-president of sales and market communications.

Cummins’ EPA2010 engines will use exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a single variable geometry turbocharger and Cummins’ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment system.

The ISX15 features a new Cummins Xtra-High Pressure Injection (XPI) fuel system the company says can produce extremely high pressure regardless of engine speed. Cummins is promising up to 5% fuel economy improvements over its EPA07 engines but in reality, officials said some fleets may achieve even greater improvements.

In addition to the ISX15 and its mid-range ISB6.7, ISC8.3 and ISL9 engines, Cummins will be releasing an ISX11.9 for on-highway applications. The ISX11.9 will enter full production in August, the company noted.


Training available

Cummins also announced it is offering a multimedia driver training kit to help customers learn how to get the most out of their EPA2010 engines. The kit features a DVD, CD and Tips Card.

The DVD provides information on maximizing fuel economy and familiarizes drivers with the SCR system using visual aids. The audio-only CD format covers the same topics and allows the drivers to learn distraction-free while driving. The Driver Tips Cards provide a quick reference tool on information such as dash lamps, required driver actions and what to expect from their SCR-equipped Cummins engine.

The tools are available through Cummins dealers and online at by clicking the ‘Customer Center’ tab and choosing the ‘Driver Training’ link.


New QuickCheck 5200

Cummins has also released a new QuickCheck 5200 handheld device customers can use to more quickly adjust engine features and read trip information. Cummins says the new device boasts a processor that’s twice as fast as the QuickCheck 5100.

The device features a new colour screen and allows customers to easily adjust individual parameter settings in the ECM (engine control module). The new device will be available in May via Cummins distributors or online at

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