How are FA-4 oils doing in real-world applications? What kind of durability have they shown? Will FA-4 be available in more engines anytime soon? Let’s get to the answers.
The Cummins X12 engine can now be spec’d in the Freightliner 114SD, the companies announced. According to the companies, this combination provides a new option for a wide variety of vocational applications, particularly in segments where weight savings are a key consideration, such as concrete mixers, refuse trucks, dump trucks, auto haulers, and more. “We
Valvoline’s Premium Blue One Solution engine oil has become the first engine oil approved to meet Cummins Engine Spec (CES 20092) that allows for extended drains in natural gas engines. Premium Blue One Solution, an engine oil approved for use in certain natural gas, diesel and gas fleet engines, was first released in March. With
The Work Truck Show 2016 takes place between March 1-4 in Indianapolis, and companies making announcements at the show include Mitubishi Fuso of America, Inc.; Cummins Inc.; Mack Trucks; and International Truck, the show reported. Kenworth Truck Co., Ford Commercial Vehicles, Ram Commercial and Knapheide Manufacturing Co. also have scheduled press briefings at the show.
Agility Fuel Systems and Cummins have entered into a strategic partnership intended to improve the natural gas vehicle user experience and to drive adoption of natural gas as a vehicle fuel for the heavy-duty truck and bus markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Cummins will also invest an undisclosed amount in Agility Fuel Systems’
Getting the most out of your investment is key to maximizing total cost of ownership (TCO) and getting the best return on investment (ROI). One way to achieve those goals is to purchase remanufactured powertrain components. With the high-quality remanufacturing procedures offered today by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which go beyond just restoring component to
Power management company Eaton introduced new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift Plus automated transmissions that allow for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill grades to drop engine speeds to idle. The new technology improves fuel consumption by up to 1% and ensures safe operation regardless of driving conditions,
Cummins Inc. released a free QuickServe Online (QSOL) mobile app for Apple iOS devices. The QSOL mobile app provides on- the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate information for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers (ESNs). It also includes a fault code analyzer for Cummins electronic engines, providing specific fault code details
“Traditionally, there has been an understanding in the industry that excellent drivers develop skill sets to operate equipment in a way that generates good fuel mileage,” says Mario Sanchez, technical sales support director at Cummins. “Even the best drivers are not consistent all the time, however, and as fleets continue to struggle to retain and
Taking advantage of remanufactured component programs is nothing new to fleet managers. As the life expectancy of vehicles increases and fleets strive to maximize that life, remanufactured components will always offer value to the fleet’s bottom line. The remanufacturing process recovers components and is able to restore them to original or better condition without the
“Think of oil analysis as a visit to your engine’s health care professional,” says Edward Covington, vice president, quality assurance at WIX Filters. “Oil analysis provides fact-based information on the oil’s condition, which can then be used to determine the engine’s condition. The data will help answer questions such as is the oil and filter
Mack Trucks previewed the new Mack LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks designed with the driver, customer and demands of the rigorous job in mind. Initially available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and powered either by diesel or natural gas, the Mack LR series will be available in 2015. Mack captured customer input during the