Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has been awarded Heavy-Duty Trucking’s Top 20
award for its X12 engine platform, to be available this year. This award
signifies the innovation that delivers the lightest heavy-duty engine in
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The engine weight of just 2,050 lbs was achieved by eliminating
unnecessary mass without compromising performance. Delivering up to 500
hp (373 kW), the X12 has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any
heavy-duty engine from 10 liters to 16 liters in size.
“Weight is critical in all applications – vocational and bulk haulers,
as well as regional haul and pick-up and delivery. The Cummins X12 will
provide customers with the lightest engine in the Class 8 market,” said
Amy Boerger, Vice President of Sales at Cummins. “The X12 is the perfect
example of how customer and market needs drive the innovation of Cummins
Innovations across the entire Cummins portfolio help to deliver even
more efficiency and weight savings to the Cummins X12. The X12 uses the
Single Module™ aftertreatment system, which takes up to 60 percent less
space and weighs up to 40 percent less than prior aftertreatment
configurations. Combined engine and aftertreatment weight for the X12 is
around 2,340 lb – significantly lower than that of any other heavy-duty
engine system. Further weight reduction can be achieved when paired with
the Endurant™ transmission from the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission
Technologies joint venture, which is the lightest, most efficient 1,850
ft. lb. of torque capable transmission in the industry – also a
recipient of the HDT Top 20 award this year.
The Cummins X12 redefines the entire medium-bore engine category (10
liter – 13 liter), setting new standards for productivity in
regional-haul, vocational and intermodal truck applications.
This award comes just a year after the X15™ engine won the same award in
2017. Both the X12 and X15 will be on display at the Cummins booth #2321
at TMC’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibit in March.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 500 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins
earned approximately $1.0 billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017.
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