Machine of the Month: Jacto Sprayers and Fertilizer Spreaders

Jacto Uniport 2303
​Jacto and Cummins have had a successful partnership that has spanned over 17 years. During this time, over 7,000 Cummins engines have helped power Jacto’s business.  

Always looking for innovation, Jacto pioneered the market to adopt electronic engines even before Brazil’s transition to Euro VI emission levels. This innovation has brought numerous benefits in stability, performance, fuel consumption, preventive telemetry and others.

Jacto Uniport 3030

In 2018, Jacto launched three outstanding new machines. UNIPORT 3030 Sugar Cane and UNIPORT 3030NPK feature the QSB6.7 243hp engine, already famous for its excellent performance and low fuel consumption. The third release, UNIPORT 2030 features the QSB4.5 194hp, which has the highest displacement in the power category.

These launches, along with the other machines in the portfolio, were responsible for a 49% growth in sales volume last year, which was the second best in the last 17 years. 

Jacto Uniport 3030


2019 began with the launch of the brand new UNIPORT 3030 ELETROVORTEX, which brings great technological innovations in the spraying process. The application is equipped with the QSC8.3 305hp engine, which is the first QSC8.3 engine in the Jacto machine family.

These launches allow Cummins to become a leader in powering spraying and fertilization applications for Brazil.  Watch for additional announcements about more news coming in this sector.

 

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Clean Cruisers are Fun Loving and Carbon Neutral

Steven Ploog (left) and Nathan Stuart (right) are taking their two re-powered classic Land Cruisers for a carbon-neutral spin to Panama. Both vehicles will be powered by R2.8 Cummins Turbo Diesel crate engines.
Steven Ploog (left) and Nathan Stuart (right) are taking their two re-powered classic Land Cruisers for a carbon-neutral spin to Panama. Both vehicles will be powered by R2.8 Cummins Turbo Diesel crate engines.

Steven Ploog and Nathan Stuart will depart this week on the road trip of a lifetime, traversing washed out roads, thick jungles and sandy beaches from Stuart’s hometown in California all the way to Panama. 

If that wasn’t enough of an adventure, their Clean Cruiser trip across Central America will be carbon-neutral.

The two men will be driving R2.8 Cummins Turbo Diesel-powered Land Cruisers, fueled by bio-diesel. They will plant trees as they cross all seven countries in Central America to off-set their carbon impact, learning about local conservation efforts along the way.  The two iconic Land Cruisers were restored specifically for this trip and each will be towing a camping trailer that will be the cruisers’ home for the 60-day adventure. 

“In the true spirit of adventure, we sought to add to the challenge by completing the entire expedition carbon neutral,” Ploog and Stuart explain on for the trip.  “We are turning to biofuels and reforestation efforts to accomplish this mission.”

LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT

Ploog and Stuart estimate that by planting roughly 200 trees, they will neutralize the vehicles’ carbon emissions. But they want to have a bigger impact. Their goal is to raise enough money to ultimately plant over 10,000 trees throughout 2019. The Clean Cruiser project is pledging to plant one additional tree for every $10 donated.

The Clean Cruiser team works on one of its vehicles before the big trip.
The Clean Cruiser project is pledging to plant one tree for every $10 it raises.

Ploog will be driving a 1979 BJ 40 acquired in Costa Rica and Stuart will be driving a 1982 BJ 42, originally built in Japan for the Canadian market. The R2.8 Turbo Diesel is Cummins’ first crate engine, providing re-power enthusiasts with modern diesel efficiency and drivability for use in their older, iconic vehicles.

Formerly, re-power enthusiasts wanting Cummins diesel power had to restore an old diesel engine they found in a junkyard or perhaps hidden away in the back of someone’s barn.  Even then, the engine would not be as clean, sociable, or complete as the purpose-built R2.8 Turbo Diesel crate engine package. 

Stuart and Ploog will be using biodiesel, a renewable fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or cooking grease. It has properties like petroleum diesel, so it can be blended with the diesel fuel they obtain along the way.  Cummins engines have been approved for use of B20 biodiesel blends since 2008.

While driving into seven different countries might seem like a daunting task, both men have extensive experience as adventurers.

MADE FOR THE MISSION    

Stuart, 38, is an avid surfer and videographer, who lived in Mexico for 11 years before moving back to his hometown of Paso Robles, California, where he works as a ranch manager. Ploog, 34, is an Army veteran and accomplished adventurer from Merced, California. In 2017, he back-packed more than 2,000 miles on the

Cummins' R2.8 turbo diesel engine
The R2.8 Cummins Turbo Diesel crate engine fills a gap for many re-power enthusiasts.

Oregon and Pacific coasts. They are both re-power hobbyists who chose the R2.8 because it was the best engine to achieve their goal of a carbon neutral adventure.

Their trip will start in Stuart’s hometown with their first stop at the Overland Expo, which begins Friday (May 17), in Flagstaff, Arizona. The expo is geared for adventure travel enthusiasts, offering classes and demonstrations in everything from four-wheel drive vehicles to motorcycles and camping gear. After the expo, the adventure truly begins. 

Cummins is a co-sponsor of Ploog’s an Stuart’s trip. Come back for periodic updates on how they are doing as they make their way to Panama. Also follow along @CumminsRepowerOfficial.

“We hope to inspire individuals to get out and enjoy all that our world has to offer,” the two men say. “We want to prove that you can enjoy recreational travel and still be environmentally conscious.”   

INCLUDES REPORTING BY RACHEL FOSTER

Related Content: Cummins R2.8 Turbo Diesel

 

 

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Blair Claflin is the Director of Sustainability Communications for Cummins Inc. Blair joined the Company in 2008 as the Diversity Communications Director. Blair comes from a newspaper background. He worked previously for the Indianapolis Star (2002-2008) and for the Des Moines Register (1997-2002) prior to that. [email protected]

 

Cummins 6.7 for RAM Commercial

Lineup of RAM trucks with Cummins 6.7 engine

There’s something to be said about confidence. Confidence gives you the feeling of security, support, and strength.

We all look for the edge that allows us to perform our best, whether that’s on the job or off the clock. Why not have an engine that gives you that extra edge of confidence in your truck?

Cummins 6.7 Liter Turbo Diesel takes 3500 AND 45/5500 RAM Pickup and Commercial customers to the next level of performance. 

PERFORMANCE

An engine needs to provide the power and performance you need on and off the job. Cummins is committed to providing customers with an extra edge of confidence in performance while hauling, so you can work hard and play hard. 

The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel for Chassis cabs boasts 360 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.  The RAM 3500 / 4500 / 5500 Chassis Cabs with the Cummins 6.7L turbo Diesel are offered with an Aisin 6-Speed Auto Transmission.   With the 3500 delivering a 25,890 lbs. of best-in-class towing capability   Also available with the 45/5500 RAM Chassis Cab, with 800 pound-feet of best-in-class torque, delivering 35,220 lbs. of maximum towing capability. 

HIGH RELIABILITY

From hauling your equipment on and off the job site, to Hauling your toy hauler on the weekend, you should have the highest level of reliability when it comes to hauling, towing, and payload. This legendary engine provides fuel efficiency and class-leading 12,000 thousand mile oil change intervals. That’s power and reliability you can always count on.

DURABILITY 

As the only engine with its own high mileage club, there is no denying that at 100,000 you’re just getting started with a Cummins powered RAM. Wear your engine’s high mileage like a badge of honor. Become part of the Cummins legacy of longevity with an engine that will withstand what you need for your work, business, or personal needs. Sign up with your high mileage RAM today at highmileage.cummins.com


LEGACY 

Cummins has been providing confidence for100 years. From pioneering new technology to first partnering with Ram in 1989 to haul two tons more than any competitor at the time.    Cummins has been a leader in the diesel engine world since  Clessie Cummins launched the company in Columbus, Indiana in 1919, with a commitment to producing the finest diesel engines on the planet. From humble beginnings grew an international enterprise that today provides products and service to customers in more than 150 countries. Nearly a century spent perfecting diesel engine performance provides Cummins unmatched insight and expertise.  The Cummins 6.7L Turbo diesel in RAM HD Pickup and CC are manufactured in our plant in the same community where it all started.   And Customers can expect the same reliability and dependability they have experienced since Cummins began powering Ram trucks in 1989.

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Machine of the Month: Cummins B4.5-Powered Chipper

Cummins B4.5 Chipper

Altitudes of over 11,000 feet, extreme temperatures, and remote and rugged work sites are a combination that would take many machines past their limit.

However, Rocky Mountain Tree Care’s B4.5 powered chipper has proven to be both reliable and powerful regardless of the job. According to owner, Don Wessels, “The Cummins B4.5 is so much better than what we’ve had in the past just by the fact that we know when we get to the job it’s going to start, it’s going to run, and it’s going to have intense power.” 

Cummins B4.5-powered chipperIn addition to reliable operation in extreme conditions, the B4.5 powered chipper has proven itself as a workhorse for Rocky Mountain Tree Care. “We can take it to a large job site and leave with virtually no debris that didn’t go through the chipper,” said Wessels.

For Rocky Mountain Tree Care, the Cummins B4.5 powered chipper has proven itself to be an asset both in the field and to the bottom line. According to Wessels, “In business it’s such a key element, we can’t afford to be down. Our reputation is on the line, other people’s reputations are on the line. We should perform.  When you deal with equipment there are so many variables, you should know in the back of your mind that when something goes wrong you can depend on the person behind the equipment that you’re running, and that’s been our experience with Cummins.” 

See the why the B4.5 powered chipper is a crew favorite at Rocky Mountain Tree Care in the video below. 

 

 

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Cummins X12 wins the 2019 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award

During the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, Cummins was presented with the Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award for its new X12 diesel engine. Krista Toenjes – General Manager of Field Sales & Support in North America – accepted the award on Cummins’ behalf.

Cummins receives Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award for the X12.
Jeff Harris, TMC General Chairman and Treasurer, Krista Toenjes, Cummins GM of Field Sales & Support in North America and Jim Park, Awards Committee Chairman as Cummins is presented with the Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award for its new X12 diesel engine.

Because it’s lightweight without compromising on power, the X12 was specially selected by a panel of truck journalists for this achievement in innovation, setting it apart from all other products. The X12 is ideal for customers in vocational and regional haul markets whose jobs depend on a truck’s ability to handle heavy loads. The lighter the engine, the more payload trucks can carry. And at just 2,050 lbs. – up to 600 lbs. lighter than its predecessor at Cummins and hundreds of pounds lighter than its next closest competitor – that’s a lot of payload. 

Customers of the X12 will see even more value when they pair the engine with the Endurant from the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, offering exclusive powertrain features for enhanced performance, efficiency and driver confidence. Together, the X12 + Endurant is the lightest, most efficient and durable powertrain available for even the most severe duty cycles.  

Learn more about the Cummins X12.

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