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Cummins Inc. announced today (Aug. 26) it is offering an “uptime guarantee” covering two of its engines that are subject to the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards that will go into effect Oct. 1.
In addition to on-highway trucks, the guarantee will apply to ISX or ISM engines used to power diesel pusher motorhomes, said Jason Rawlings, spokesman for the Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins.
“It (the uptime guarantee) shows how confident we are in the new product and how ready we are to satisfy the new standard,” Rawlings said.
The uptime guarantee applies to Cummins ISX and ISM engines purchased between Oct. 1 and next March 31. The coverage will be in effect from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2003.
Under the guarantee, if any part of a customer’s ISX or ISM engines fails or can’t be repaired within a 24-hour period, Cummins will pay for the repairs and provide a rental vehicle at no cost.
Cummins’ ISX engine was certified last spring under the new EPA 2.5 gram NOx+NMHC standard. Cummins’ ISB engine received the EPA certification earlier this month and Cummins believes the ISM will receive the certification this fall.