There’s been no shortage of product development and engineering geared to concrete and aggregate delivery vehicles since last year’s Trucks & Components feature, especially with recent World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg shows. During the latter, Trimble announced its ConnectedTablet, along with a first-of-its-kind Enterprise Recording feature for the TrimFleet Communicator, and XL Specialized Trailers showed a prototype of its new lightweight bottom dump.Read More
Sources: Eaton Corp., Cleveland; Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.; CP staff
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is a new joint venture targeting the global heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicle market. Eaton and Cummins will hold 50/50 stakes in the entity, whose formation is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, but anticipated during the third quarter of 2017.Read More
Sources: Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.; CP staff
Sculptured block design, attributable to casting and engineering improvements that place iron where it is most needed, plus high-strength composites for oil pan and valve cover, have netted a 12-liter engine at 2,050 lbs., nearly 600 lbs. lighter than Cummins’ current ISX12. The X12 will debut in 2018 with the Single Module exhaust aftertreatment chamber, which weighs 40 percent less than the ISX series’ three-component, switch back-style assembly.Read More
Eaton Commercial Vehicle and Cummins Inc. have expanded their lineup of integrated ISX15 SmartAdvantage Powertrains to provide customers additional choices tailored to their unique application and operations. A new SmartAdvantage direct drive ratio is now available, and new engine ratings for the small-step overdrive ratios are forthcoming. The new SmartAdvantage direct drive ratio is available in Cummins ISX15 400 hp and 450 hp ratings with 1,550/1,750 ft.-lb. torque rating, ensuring optimal performance at lower rpm when combined with a 2.26 or 2.28 axle ratio. The package suits regional applications in flat and hilly road terrains at cruise speeds in the 50 to 62 mph range.Read More
The first of the company’s next generation of ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment systems is designed to be upwards of 60 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the EPA 2013 solution it succeeds. EcoFit Single Module’s compact size also enables better heat management and retention for improved fuel economy capability, Cummins engineers note, while a simple single-pass exhaust flow design delivers low back pressure.
Source: Cummins Emissions Solutions, Columbus, Ind.
The first of Cummins Emissions Solutions’ next generation of ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment systems will debut at the Mid America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The EcoFit Single Module is designed to be upwards of 60 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the EPA 2013 solution it succeeds.Read More
One of 24 models in the company’s high-performance, diesel forklift line, the 160D-7E suits concrete product handling. Built with a six-cylinder, turbo-charged Cummins QSB6.7 Tier III engine, rated at 162 hp, it provides optimum power, low noise and fuel efficiency.
The 160D-7E diesel model incorporates what company engineers note are power and efficiency with durability and safety, a necessary combination for completing any job. One of 24 models in a high-performance, fuel efficient, diesel forklift product line, the 160D-7E is capable of handling in concrete and other tough environments. Built with a 6-cylinder, turbo-charged, Tier-III, 162-hp, Cummins QSB6.7 engine, the 160D-7E provides optimum power, low noise and fuel efficiency.Read More
In a weekly address airing November 16, President Obama cited the country’s gains toward energy independence, through increased oil and natural gas production, plus solar and wind power ramp up, concluding: “More good jobs. Cheaper and cleaner sources of energy. A secure energy future. Thanks to the grit and resilience of American businesses and the American people, that’s where we’re heading.”Read More