Cummins is powering the future.

Innovation is more than a word at Cummins. It’s ingrained in our culture, our vision, our mission and our values.


The concept of innovation at Cummins dates back nearly a century ago when Clessie Cummins applied improvements that advanced the diesel engine.

Innovation comes in many forms. You may not always see a Cummins product, but you see the impact they make. Fom the generators that power data centers allowing the global economy to run, to the high-efficiency diesel engines that are creating a more sustainable world, everyone is benefiting from our work.

That is how it has been since our founding in 1919, and that is how it will be for another 100 years.
  • Onan Begins

    D.W. Onan establishes his own company to build light and power generators. Along with one full-time employee, Onan worked from his home at 1331 Penn Ave. North in Minneapolis, Minn., USA. The volume of business grew steadily as mechanics found Onan's tools invaluable in repairing motor cars.

  • Pioneering The Diesel Shovel

    The 104 Power Shovel from Northwest Engineering was one of the very earliest tracked earth movers available with diesel power as an alternative to steam. With a 50 horsepower 4-cylinder Model F, the shovel was the first mobile equipment powered by Cummins.

  • Ten-Lite Goes Into Production

    D.W. Onan starts manufacturing Ten-Lite, the first Onan Electric Generator Plant, commonly referred to today as a generator set. The intended use was for summer cottage

  • First 100-mph Diesel Racer

    The Cummins No. 8 Duesenberg racecar becomes the first diesel to break the 100-mph barrier on the hard sand at Daytona Beach, Fla., USA. Powered by a 100-horsepower Model U, the racecar was also the first to complete the Indianapolis 500 without stopping.

  • Coast-To-Coast Record

    Cummins diesel power sets a New York to Los Angeles coast-to-coast record time when a truck runs 3,214 miles in 97 hours. The Marion truck chassis with a Model U engine used just S11.22 in fuel, demonstrating the economic benefits of using diesel instead of gasoline.

  • Record Breaking Transcontinental Bus Ride

    A Cummins 125-horsepower Model H powered bus sets a transcontinental record time when it drives 3,220 miles from New York to Los Angeles in slightly more than 91 hours. The bus reached speeds of up to 65 mph, achieving a faster travel time than an express train.

  • America's First Diesel Fleet

    Purity Stores of San Francisco introduces the first diesel-powered commercial truck fleet in America with a 125-horsepower Cummins Model H 6-cylinder engine in a White Motor Company chassis. By 1936, more than 300 Cummins-powered trucks were operating on the West Coast.

  • Two Cycle vs. Four Cycle

    Cummins enters two cars; the two-cycle No. 5 and the four-cycle No. 6 in the Indianapolis 500. As a result, Clessie Cummins and his engineers decided to continue working with the four-cycle engine.

  • First Light Automotive Diesel

    The Cummins Model A is the world's first light diesel engine designed exclusively for a car. The aluminum 6-cylinder was featured in six Auburn 851 Sedans, demonstrating both 75-horsepower and 100-horsepower. In a cross-America tour, a remarkable 40 mpg and 90 mph was achieved, but the initiative ended when the Auburn company went out of business a year later.

  • Big Hook Wrecker

    With 300 horsepower from twin HBI Cummins engines, the Norfolk & Western 514923 is one of the first to replace steam with diesel power. Known as Big Hooks, the wrecking cranes of North America lifted derailed trains. Built by Industrial Brownhoist with a huge 250-ton lift, it was one of the world's largest mobile cranes.

  • First Common Rail Fuel System

    Clessie Cummins files a patent for the first common rail fuel system.

  • A Need for Reliable Power

    Harsh winters and demands on power supplies at Petbow's new factory in Sandwich, Kent, U.K., influence a product shift from welding plants to back-up generators. The start on-demand generator was developed to 20 kW, and was the forerunner of today's huge prime power and standby units.

  • 165-mph Green Hornet

    After competing in the Indianapolis 500, Cummins No. 61 Green Hornet goes on to become the world's fastest diesel at 165 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The 340-horsepower racing version of the JBS-600 engine with supercharging and new PT fuel injection set diesel speed records on 1-, 5- and 10-mile courses.

  • Start of Holset

    On March 29, with Mr. D M Henshaw as Chairman, and Mr. Paul J F Croset as the Managing Director, Holset forms as a Limited Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHD Engineering Limited Group. The name Holset was created from the names of HOLmes and CroSET.

  • No. 28 Indy Record-Breaker

    Cummins Diesel Special No. 28 creates a sensation at the Indianapolis 500 by taking the pole position with a 139-mph track record. The streamlined racer had a 430 horsepower JBS-600 engine and was the first at Indy to include turbocharging. Damage forced the No. 28 to retire after running on pace with race leaders for the first 100 miles.

  • Start of Cummins Filtration

    Cummins starts Cummins Filtration to meet the high-performance requirements of Cummins diesel engines. The company was originally known as the Seymour Filtration Company, because of its location in Seymour, Ind., USA. Production started with two employees who sewed cloth bag lube-oil filters.

  • Big Tractor Power

    The Wagner TR becomes the first articulated tractor in production. It included four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering and was powered by either Cummins' 8.1-liter 90 horsepower engine or 12.2-liter 155 horsepower engine. With power to all wheels, high traction enabled faster work for larger farms. The TR was soon upgraded to the WA, which featured the 250 horsepower, 14-liter NH engine.

  • Onan Creates First Generator Adapted for RV Use

    Onan officially starts the motor home genset industry with the production and delivery of 139 modified 3.5 and 5.0 CCK gensets to the Frank Motorhome Company in Brown City, Mich., USA. Onan's patented Vaccu Flo technology allowed the company to safely mount its generators inside RV compartments.

  • Boat 4 Super Firefighter

    Boat 4 of the Los Angeles Fire Department is launched as the most advanced fireboat ever. It's able to pump 9,000 gallons per minute, while moving with precision. The 800 horsepower propulsion power came from two VT12 engines. Four other Cummins engines provided 1,300 horsepower for the three turret pumps and two waterline nozzles.

  • Pancake Diesel Buses

    Cummins' horizontal NHH855 engine sets the power standard for underfloor pancake diesels in the largest ever, three-axle school buses. With the 220 horsepower, 14-liter flat engine installed mid-bus to free up space, the Gillig 733D and Crown Supercoach were able to increase capacity to as many as 97 passengers.

  • Mighty Alaska Hulks

    Two Hendrickson 360 super heavy duty trucks, known as Hulk 1 and Hulk 2 are custom built to haul huge oil production modules in Alaska. With 700 horsepower, V12 Cummins' engines, the 6x6 trucks weighed 100 tons with ballast and were able to haul 1,600 tons with a unique trailer equipped with 384 hydraulically spring wheels.

  • Aerodynamic Anteater

    Years ahead of its time, the Kenworth T600 introduces aerodynamic contours to Class 8 trucks. Known as the "Anteater" because of its long, sloping nose, its shape greatly reduced air flow drag. Cummins' lightweight L10 engine proved an ideal power match, contributing up to 20 percent higher fuel efficiency.

  • Starting A Ram Revolution

    The Cummins Turbo Diesel is introduced in the Dodge Ram 250 and 350, transforming the pick-up truck market. The 160 horsepower, 5.9-liter engine offered a huge advantage in torque, enabling owners to haul trailers two tons heavier than any other pickup. In the first year, orders for almost 20,000 Cummins-powered Rams came in, doubling the highest expectations.

  • Biggest-Ever Forklift

    Cummins' 19-liter engine powers the biggest forklift truck ever built. It has the capability to lift 99 tons, which is almost twice that of today's heavy forklift class. The trucks were custom built by Kalmar of Sweden to handle heavy pipelines in the Middle East.

  • Cummins Power Rent

    Cummins Power Generation enters the generator rental business with Cummins Power Rent. Cummins Power Rent supplied rental customers with reliable, pre-integrated systems complete with engines, generators, monitoring controls, automatic transfer switches and switchgear equipment.

  • Cleanest Bus Fleet In Asia

    Beijing Public Transit launched a fleet of 300 buses with Cummins B5.9 natural gas engines to improve city air quality. This was the first clean, alternative fuel fleet in Asia and remains the largest in the world, with more than 3,500 Cummins Westport natural gas powered buses.

  • Longest Roadtrain

    Powered by a Cummins 15-liter Signature 600 horsepower engine, an Australian Kenworth truck pulls the longest-ever roadtrain into the record books with 79 trailers at a length of 3,340 feet. With an all up weight of 1,181 tons, the roadtrain traveled more than five miles within one hour for a specially-staged event.

  • First 3,500 Horsepower Haul Truck

    Powered by a Cummins QSK78, the 550-ton gross weight Komatsu 930 is the fastest of the ultra-class haul trucks designed for the world's biggest mines. The 78-liter engine was the first high-rpm speed diesel to reach 3,500 horsepower, enabling truck speed to increase by 30 percent up while traveling steel haul roads.

  • Pit Viper is Largest Blast Rig

    The Pit Viper 351 is the largest diesel-powered rotary blast hole drill rig for open-pit mining. The 197-ton Atlas Copco rig applied a 62-ton bit load to drill 135 feet deep for placing explosives. With a 1,500 horsepower Cummins QSK45 engine, the rig exceeded all records by regularly drilling more than 80,000 feet per month at a U.S. mine.

  • Launch of Cummins Emission Solutions

    Cummins Emission Solutions begins in February with 11 employees. The business was launched after strategy work identified the need for an emission solution that would help engines meet future regulations. The first products were aimed at the retro-fit market.

  • Roof Of The World Railcar

    The world's highest altitude railcars perform inspection work during the building of the Qinghai to Tibet line in China, which is known as the "Roof of the World." Twin QSK19 Cummins underfloor engines provided 900 horsepower, specially adapted to operate under extreme conditions at 16,600 feet.

  • First Hybrid Heavy Truck

    The Oshkosh HEMITT A3 becomes the first production-ready diesel-electric hybrid heavy truck. The ProPulse drive system features a Cummins 9-liter ISL 400-horsepower engine that runs at constant rpm, and an electrical generator that drives four-wheel motors. The 30-ton tactical truck has a 65 mph road speed with 20 percent improved fuel efficiency and delivers 200 kW power for external use.

  • New Look

    The New Cummins branding strategy unites all businesses and products under the Cummins brand name and leverages the power of the colors of red and black to give the traditional Cummins logo a bolder look and feel. This provides a stronger, more recognizable Cummins brand identity that will be applied globally and across all business units.

  • Hybrid Bus Pioneer

    More than 1,000 vehicles in North America enter service with Cummins ISB-H and ISL-engines during a breakthrough year for the diesel-electric hybrid transit bus. Ultra clean and quiet, the buses met 2010 emission levels and reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gases by more than 30 percent.

  • Launch of XPI Fuel System

    The XPI system is a jointly-developed and manufactured system with a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Scania. This common rail system provided the highest injection pressure of any other common rail system. Primarily targeted for Cummins midrange and heavy-duty applications, the XPI system is the result of Cummins market-leading technology.

  • EPA Hails Dodge for Developing Cleanest Heavy-Duty Diesel Pickup Truck

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with the Department of Energy (DOE), recognizes the 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty as the cleanest mass-production diesel engine pickup truck on the market.

  • Siberian Pipelaying Power

    The Chetra Heavy 511 is the world's most powerful pipelayer with 104-ton lift capacity. It's powered by a Cummins 500 horsepower QSX15 engine. The Russian-built crawler is designed to operate in the extreme conditions of Siberia and Central Asia, laying oil and gas pipes in temperatures as low as -50 degrees C or as high as 50 degrees C.

  • Storm Chasers

    TIV-2 is the armored Tornado Intercept Vehicle featured on Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers." The vehicle is built on a Dodge Ram 4x4 chassis with the 6.7-liter Cummins engine uprated to 625 horsepower. TIV-2 features a filming turret, wind speed mast and hydraulic skirts to direct wind around the truck.

  • Cummins QSK19 Powers the Largest Forage Harvester

    Cummins QSK19 engine powers the largest self-propelled forage harvester ever built by John Deere. The 7950 SPFH uses the 800-horsepower (597 kW) rated output of the 19-liter engine to significantly increase productivity with a wider working width and reduced working time.

  • First Cummins ISF Engine

    Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company Limited (BFCEC) officially begins production of Cummins light-duty, high-performance ISF diesel engines. The ISF 2.8 and ISF 3.8 have a power range from 109- to 170-horsepower and were developed to produce high performance with low weight, making them well-suited for light commercial applications.

  • Genset Emulator Lab Chartered

    Using the Genset Emulator Lab, engineers can see how an engine or generator worked in different scenarios, allowing them to use the system to solve problems or to see benefits.

  • Cummins-Powered Transit Buses Reach Million Miles

    Two Cummins-powered transit buses with M11 engines, operated by TheBus, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, become the first of their kind to earn recognition in the Cummins Million Mile Club.

  • World's Most Powerful High-Speed Diesel

    Cummins reveals the QSK95 engine, which has more than 4,000 horsepower (2,983 KW) output, making it the world's most powerful high-speed diesel.

  • Setting a New Standard

    Cummins Power Generation announces a major leap forward in power capability when the C3000 Series generator set family offers up to 3.5 megawatts. The C3000 Series incorporated the Cummins QSK95 engine and set a new industry standard as the most powerful high-speed diesel genset on the market.

  • Innovative Nanofiber Engine Fuel Filter Design Receives Recognition

    Cummins Filtration offers an all-new NanoNet line of fuel filtration products that use nanotechnology in the filtration media. NanoNet marks the first time that a nanotechnology-based filtration media has been commercially developed for fuel filtration products within the industry.

  • SuperTruck Averages 10 mpg

    Cummins Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Company released test results today showing their demonstration tractor-trailer achieved a 54 percent increase in fuel economy, averaging nearly 10 miles per gallon (mpg) under real-world driving conditions.

Cummins is powering the future.

Innovation is more than a word at Cummins. It’s ingrained in our culture, our vision, our mission and our values.


The concept of innovation at Cummins dates back nearly a century ago when Clessie Cummins applied improvements that advanced the diesel engine.

Innovation comes in many forms. You may not always see a Cummins product, but you see the impact they make. Fom the generators that power data centers allowing the global economy to run, to the high-efficiency diesel engines that are creating a more sustainable world, everyone is benefiting from our work.

That is how it has been since our founding in 1919, and that is how it will be for another 100 years.

1920

Onan Begins

D.W. Onan establishes his own company to build light and power generators. Along with one full-time employee, Onan worked from his home at 1331 Penn Ave. North in Minneapolis, Minn., USA. The volume of business grew steadily as mechanics found Onan's tools invaluable in repairing motor cars.

1926

Pioneering The Diesel Shovel

The 104 Power Shovel from Northwest Engineering was one of the very earliest tracked earth movers available with diesel power as an alternative to steam. With a 50 horsepower 4-cylinder Model F, the shovel was the first mobile equipment powered by Cummins.

1927

Ten-Lite Goes Into Production

D.W. Onan starts manufacturing Ten-Lite, the first Onan Electric Generator Plant, commonly referred to today as a generator set. The intended use was for summer cottage

1931

First 100-mph Diesel Racer

The Cummins No. 8 Duesenberg racecar becomes the first diesel to break the 100-mph barrier on the hard sand at Daytona Beach, Fla., USA. Powered by a 100-horsepower Model U, the racecar was also the first to complete the Indianapolis 500 without stopping.

1931

Coast-To-Coast Record

Cummins diesel power sets a New York to Los Angeles coast-to-coast record time when a truck runs 3,214 miles in 97 hours. The Marion truck chassis with a Model U engine used just S11.22 in fuel, demonstrating the economic benefits of using diesel instead of gasoline.

1932

Record Breaking Transcontinental Bus Ride

A Cummins 125-horsepower Model H powered bus sets a transcontinental record time when it drives 3,220 miles from New York to Los Angeles in slightly more than 91 hours. The bus reached speeds of up to 65 mph, achieving a faster travel time than an express train.

1932

America's First Diesel Fleet

Purity Stores of San Francisco introduces the first diesel-powered commercial truck fleet in America with a 125-horsepower Cummins Model H 6-cylinder engine in a White Motor Company chassis. By 1936, more than 300 Cummins-powered trucks were operating on the West Coast.

1934

Two Cycle vs. Four Cycle

Cummins enters two cars; the two-cycle No. 5 and the four-cycle No. 6 in the Indianapolis 500. As a result, Clessie Cummins and his engineers decided to continue working with the four-cycle engine.

1935

First Light Automotive Diesel

The Cummins Model A is the world's first light diesel engine designed exclusively for a car. The aluminum 6-cylinder was featured in six Auburn 851 Sedans, demonstrating both 75-horsepower and 100-horsepower. In a cross-America tour, a remarkable 40 mpg and 90 mph was achieved, but the initiative ended when the Auburn company went out of business a year later.

1945

Big Hook Wrecker

With 300 horsepower from twin HBI Cummins engines, the Norfolk & Western 514923 is one of the first to replace steam with diesel power. Known as Big Hooks, the wrecking cranes of North America lifted derailed trains. Built by Industrial Brownhoist with a huge 250-ton lift, it was one of the world's largest mobile cranes.

1946

First Common Rail Fuel System

Clessie Cummins files a patent for the first common rail fuel system.

1947

A Need for Reliable Power

Harsh winters and demands on power supplies at Petbow's new factory in Sandwich, Kent, U.K., influence a product shift from welding plants to back-up generators. The start on-demand generator was developed to 20 kW, and was the forerunner of today's huge prime power and standby units.

1950

165-mph Green Hornet

After competing in the Indianapolis 500, Cummins No. 61 Green Hornet goes on to become the world's fastest diesel at 165 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The 340-horsepower racing version of the JBS-600 engine with supercharging and new PT fuel injection set diesel speed records on 1-, 5- and 10-mile courses.

1952

Start of Holset

On March 29, with Mr. D M Henshaw as Chairman, and Mr. Paul J F Croset as the Managing Director, Holset forms as a Limited Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHD Engineering Limited Group. The name Holset was created from the names of HOLmes and CroSET.

1952

No. 28 Indy Record-Breaker

Cummins Diesel Special No. 28 creates a sensation at the Indianapolis 500 by taking the pole position with a 139-mph track record. The streamlined racer had a 430 horsepower JBS-600 engine and was the first at Indy to include turbocharging. Damage forced the No. 28 to retire after running on pace with race leaders for the first 100 miles.

1958

Start of Cummins Filtration

Cummins starts Cummins Filtration to meet the high-performance requirements of Cummins diesel engines. The company was originally known as the Seymour Filtration Company, because of its location in Seymour, Ind., USA. Production started with two employees who sewed cloth bag lube-oil filters.

1959

Big Tractor Power

The Wagner TR becomes the first articulated tractor in production. It included four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering and was powered by either Cummins' 8.1-liter 90 horsepower engine or 12.2-liter 155 horsepower engine. With power to all wheels, high traction enabled faster work for larger farms. The TR was soon upgraded to the WA, which featured the 250 horsepower, 14-liter NH engine.

1961

Onan Creates First Generator Adapted for RV Use

Onan officially starts the motor home genset industry with the production and delivery of 139 modified 3.5 and 5.0 CCK gensets to the Frank Motorhome Company in Brown City, Mich., USA. Onan's patented Vaccu Flo technology allowed the company to safely mount its generators inside RV compartments.

1962

Boat 4 Super Firefighter

Boat 4 of the Los Angeles Fire Department is launched as the most advanced fireboat ever. It's able to pump 9,000 gallons per minute, while moving with precision. The 800 horsepower propulsion power came from two VT12 engines. Four other Cummins engines provided 1,300 horsepower for the three turret pumps and two waterline nozzles.

1967

Pancake Diesel Buses

Cummins' horizontal NHH855 engine sets the power standard for underfloor pancake diesels in the largest ever, three-axle school buses. With the 220 horsepower, 14-liter flat engine installed mid-bus to free up space, the Gillig 733D and Crown Supercoach were able to increase capacity to as many as 97 passengers.

1972

Mighty Alaska Hulks

Two Hendrickson 360 super heavy duty trucks, known as Hulk 1 and Hulk 2 are custom built to haul huge oil production modules in Alaska. With 700 horsepower, V12 Cummins' engines, the 6x6 trucks weighed 100 tons with ballast and were able to haul 1,600 tons with a unique trailer equipped with 384 hydraulically spring wheels.

1985

Aerodynamic Anteater

Years ahead of its time, the Kenworth T600 introduces aerodynamic contours to Class 8 trucks. Known as the "Anteater" because of its long, sloping nose, its shape greatly reduced air flow drag. Cummins' lightweight L10 engine proved an ideal power match, contributing up to 20 percent higher fuel efficiency.

1989

Starting A Ram Revolution

The Cummins Turbo Diesel is introduced in the Dodge Ram 250 and 350, transforming the pick-up truck market. The 160 horsepower, 5.9-liter engine offered a huge advantage in torque, enabling owners to haul trailers two tons heavier than any other pickup. In the first year, orders for almost 20,000 Cummins-powered Rams came in, doubling the highest expectations.

1991

Biggest-Ever Forklift

Cummins' 19-liter engine powers the biggest forklift truck ever built. It has the capability to lift 99 tons, which is almost twice that of today's heavy forklift class. The trucks were custom built by Kalmar of Sweden to handle heavy pipelines in the Middle East.

1999

Cummins Power Rent

Cummins Power Generation enters the generator rental business with Cummins Power Rent. Cummins Power Rent supplied rental customers with reliable, pre-integrated systems complete with engines, generators, monitoring controls, automatic transfer switches and switchgear equipment.

1999

Cleanest Bus Fleet In Asia

Beijing Public Transit launched a fleet of 300 buses with Cummins B5.9 natural gas engines to improve city air quality. This was the first clean, alternative fuel fleet in Asia and remains the largest in the world, with more than 3,500 Cummins Westport natural gas powered buses.

2000

Longest Roadtrain

Powered by a Cummins 15-liter Signature 600 horsepower engine, an Australian Kenworth truck pulls the longest-ever roadtrain into the record books with 79 trailers at a length of 3,340 feet. With an all up weight of 1,181 tons, the roadtrain traveled more than five miles within one hour for a specially-staged event.

2000

First 3,500 Horsepower Haul Truck

Powered by a Cummins QSK78, the 550-ton gross weight Komatsu 930 is the fastest of the ultra-class haul trucks designed for the world's biggest mines. The 78-liter engine was the first high-rpm speed diesel to reach 3,500 horsepower, enabling truck speed to increase by 30 percent up while traveling steel haul roads.

2001

Pit Viper is Largest Blast Rig

The Pit Viper 351 is the largest diesel-powered rotary blast hole drill rig for open-pit mining. The 197-ton Atlas Copco rig applied a 62-ton bit load to drill 135 feet deep for placing explosives. With a 1,500 horsepower Cummins QSK45 engine, the rig exceeded all records by regularly drilling more than 80,000 feet per month at a U.S. mine.

2002

Launch of Cummins Emission Solutions

Cummins Emission Solutions begins in February with 11 employees. The business was launched after strategy work identified the need for an emission solution that would help engines meet future regulations. The first products were aimed at the retro-fit market.

2003

Roof Of The World Railcar

The world's highest altitude railcars perform inspection work during the building of the Qinghai to Tibet line in China, which is known as the "Roof of the World." Twin QSK19 Cummins underfloor engines provided 900 horsepower, specially adapted to operate under extreme conditions at 16,600 feet.

2005

First Hybrid Heavy Truck

The Oshkosh HEMITT A3 becomes the first production-ready diesel-electric hybrid heavy truck. The ProPulse drive system features a Cummins 9-liter ISL 400-horsepower engine that runs at constant rpm, and an electrical generator that drives four-wheel motors. The 30-ton tactical truck has a 65 mph road speed with 20 percent improved fuel efficiency and delivers 200 kW power for external use.

2006

New Look

The New Cummins branding strategy unites all businesses and products under the Cummins brand name and leverages the power of the colors of red and black to give the traditional Cummins logo a bolder look and feel. This provides a stronger, more recognizable Cummins brand identity that will be applied globally and across all business units.

2006

Hybrid Bus Pioneer

More than 1,000 vehicles in North America enter service with Cummins ISB-H and ISL-engines during a breakthrough year for the diesel-electric hybrid transit bus. Ultra clean and quiet, the buses met 2010 emission levels and reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gases by more than 30 percent.

2007

Launch of XPI Fuel System

The XPI system is a jointly-developed and manufactured system with a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Scania. This common rail system provided the highest injection pressure of any other common rail system. Primarily targeted for Cummins midrange and heavy-duty applications, the XPI system is the result of Cummins market-leading technology.

2007

EPA Hails Dodge for Developing Cleanest Heavy-Duty Diesel Pickup Truck

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with the Department of Energy (DOE), recognizes the 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty as the cleanest mass-production diesel engine pickup truck on the market.

2007

Siberian Pipelaying Power

The Chetra Heavy 511 is the world's most powerful pipelayer with 104-ton lift capacity. It's powered by a Cummins 500 horsepower QSX15 engine. The Russian-built crawler is designed to operate in the extreme conditions of Siberia and Central Asia, laying oil and gas pipes in temperatures as low as -50 degrees C or as high as 50 degrees C.

2008

Storm Chasers

TIV-2 is the armored Tornado Intercept Vehicle featured on Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers." The vehicle is built on a Dodge Ram 4x4 chassis with the 6.7-liter Cummins engine uprated to 625 horsepower. TIV-2 features a filming turret, wind speed mast and hydraulic skirts to direct wind around the truck.

2009

Cummins QSK19 Powers the Largest Forage Harvester

Cummins QSK19 engine powers the largest self-propelled forage harvester ever built by John Deere. The 7950 SPFH uses the 800-horsepower (597 kW) rated output of the 19-liter engine to significantly increase productivity with a wider working width and reduced working time.

2009

First Cummins ISF Engine

Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company Limited (BFCEC) officially begins production of Cummins light-duty, high-performance ISF diesel engines. The ISF 2.8 and ISF 3.8 have a power range from 109- to 170-horsepower and were developed to produce high performance with low weight, making them well-suited for light commercial applications.

2010

Genset Emulator Lab Chartered

Using the Genset Emulator Lab, engineers can see how an engine or generator worked in different scenarios, allowing them to use the system to solve problems or to see benefits.

2010

Cummins-Powered Transit Buses Reach Million Miles

Two Cummins-powered transit buses with M11 engines, operated by TheBus, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, become the first of their kind to earn recognition in the Cummins Million Mile Club.

2011

World's Most Powerful High-Speed Diesel

Cummins reveals the QSK95 engine, which has more than 4,000 horsepower (2,983 KW) output, making it the world's most powerful high-speed diesel.

2011

Setting a New Standard

Cummins Power Generation announces a major leap forward in power capability when the C3000 Series generator set family offers up to 3.5 megawatts. The C3000 Series incorporated the Cummins QSK95 engine and set a new industry standard as the most powerful high-speed diesel genset on the market.

2013

Innovative Nanofiber Engine Fuel Filter Design Receives Recognition

Cummins Filtration offers an all-new NanoNet line of fuel filtration products that use nanotechnology in the filtration media. NanoNet marks the first time that a nanotechnology-based filtration media has been commercially developed for fuel filtration products within the industry.

2013

SuperTruck Averages 10 mpg

Cummins Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Company released test results today showing their demonstration tractor-trailer achieved a 54 percent increase in fuel economy, averaging nearly 10 miles per gallon (mpg) under real-world driving conditions.

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Cummins Sustainability Report

Cummins has unveiled its 2014-2015 Sustainability Progress Report, which includes stories on new environmental goals, progress on last year's goals and the Company's success in the passenger rail business in North America. Learn more about the future of Cummins with our 2015 Sustainability Report:

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