COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2018--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is pleased to announce that starting in the
fourth quarter of 2018, Autocar – an American manufacturer of
severe-duty, cab-over-engine vocational trucks, will introduce the X12
in their ACX® model.
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“With its best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, Cummins believes that the
X12 engine will be well suited to address the needs of the refuse market
as well as other weight sensitive vocational applications,” said Brett
Merritt, Vice President – Cummins On-Highway Engine Business. “Autocar
is a key player in the North America refuse market and this introduction
will further our current collaboration across diesel and natural gas
To meet customer needs, the Cummins X12 boasts a remarkably low engine
weight of 2,050 pounds that doesn’t compromise on durability or
performance. Delivering up to 500 horsepower (373 kW), the X12 has the
highest power-to-weight ratio of any comparable engine in the market.
Haulers specifically with the Autocar ACX powered by the X12 engine will
see a significant weight savings of 733 pounds versus Cummins‘ previous
12-liter engine. That's 733 pounds more payload available.
“Autocar is focused on bringing innovations to the market with real,
tangible benefits to our customers,” said Jim Johnston, President of
Autocar. “This new engine puts more cash in our customers’ pockets,
plain and simple. We’re gratified that Cummins trusts us to bring the
X12 engine to the refuse market first.”
The X12 uses the latest 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 2,240 pounds – considerably lower than that
of any other heavy-duty system.
“Built around improved uptime and reliability, the X12 will be in prime
position to support Autocar’s vision of ‘Always Up®,’” Merritt said.
The X12 will be available in Autocar’s ACX starting in the fourth
quarter of 2018.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a
broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from
diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well
as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems,
controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical
power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.),
since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately
58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins
serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a
network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations
and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned about $1
billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found
on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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Autocar® is the oldest motor vehicle brand in the United States and
built America’s first truck, in 1899. Focused on purpose-built trucks
from the very beginning, today Autocar is the leading American
manufacturer dedicated to severe-duty cab-over-engine trucks. Autocar
has strong and growing positions in the markets for biggest, baddest
trucks on the road, such as Class 8 refuse and recycling trucks,
concrete pump trucks, terminal tractors, and other severe-duty
vocational applications. A proudly American-owned company, Autocar
builds trucks in Hagerstown, Indiana and Birmingham, Alabama and is
affiliated with GVW Group, based in Highland Park, Illinois. www.AutocarTruck.com.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Leslie Nix, 812-377-0292