Cummins Performance Series facilitates engine downsizing for Bandit Industries popular whole tree chipper
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announces that the Bandit Industries’ Intimidator® 20XP track whole tree chipper is now available with the B6.7 Performance Series engine, rated at 326 hp / 243 kW. Dual certified to meet EU Stage V and EPA Tier 4 Final, the Performance Series is Cummins’ latest engine range for off-road applications.
"The Intimidator® 20XP is designed with the capability of a whole tree chipper, in a smaller package that’s easier to tow and maneuver. Because of that, we needed an engine that’s both powerful and compact. Cummins’ B6.7 enabled us to downsize from a 9 litre engine with no loss in performance or machine capability. The engine-mounted aftertreatment package further helped to reduce space claim," said Pete Jennings, Marketing Manager at Bandit Industries.
The B6.7 engine has over 30% more torque than its predecessor and 5% more power. The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) free design meets stringent emission standards through Cummins Single Module™ aftertreatment. Comprising a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF), the system is up to 40% smaller and 20% lighter than Cummins’ previous system.
The B6.7 is packaged into a Cummins power unit, which comprises a Performance Series engine, aftertreatment, cooling pack, air cleaner, engine skid and exhaust configuration. For Bandit Industries, Cummins designed and tailored the power units especially for forestry industry applications and included an option for dual rear engine power take off (REPTO).
Jason Cooper, OEM Account Manager at Cummins, adds: "Bandit Industries has been a longstanding Cummins customer and we are excited to see their cutting-edge technology benefit from the Performance Series’ higher power and torque capability."
Bandit Industries’ Intimidator 20XP Track is a 20-inch drum style whole tree chipper, currently in production in Remus, Michigan. When complete it will be shipped overseas for final testing before full production begins in spring 2020.
The B6.7 Performance Series engine is manufactured at Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Whitakers, North Carolina, before being delivered to Cummins Power Products for final assembly into the power unit package.
Bandit Industries is a worldwide leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy-duty equipment for tree service, recycling, forestry, and material management companies. Established in 1983 when Mike Morey, Sr. and six employees built the first Brush Bandit chipper in a small mid-Michigan warehouse, Bandit has grown to employ over 400 people and develop a trusted dealer network with over 200 locations spanning 60+ countries. Over 100 models of hand-fed chippers, stump grinders, whole tree chippers, horizontal grinders, track carriers, slow-speed shredders, trommel screens, and stacking conveyors are available and supported by Bandit’s commitment to innovation, quality, and excellence. Visit http://www.banditchippers.com/ for more information.
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