Cummins Inc. announced today (Jan. 5) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the Cummins heavy-duty and mid-range engines for 2007. Full production of the new engines begins this month.
The 2007 certified Cummins engines include the heavy-duty ISX and ISM, as well as the mid-range ISL, ISC and ISB. The engines are certified and compliant for 2007, using Cummins cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology across the entire product line.
“Cummins 2007 engines will be available in all major equipment manufacturers’ vehicles, from heavy- and medium-duty trucks, to buses, motorhomes and other vocational and specialty vehicles,” said Vice President Jim Kelly, president of engine business for the Columbus, Ind.-based company.
To meet the more stringent 2007 emissions standards, which reduce particulate matter by 90% and also require a significant reduction in oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from 2004 limits, Cummins has added an integrated particulate filter and a crankcase ventilation system to the engines.
“With more than 400,000 cooled-EGR engines on the road, and well over 40 billion miles of experience, Cummins customers can be confident in the reliability and durability of these engines,” Kelly said.