New Cummins Engines Coming to Australia in 2017

After their launch in the US, there will be new Cummins engines coming to Australia in 2017. Cummins has announced it will release the X15 Euro 5 in 2017. This is an evolutionary development of the 15-litre ISXe5. “The X15 uses the same hardware and emissions reduction technology, SCR, as the existing ISXe5, and incorporates all the product improvements since the ISXe5 release in 2012, including power cylinder, cylinder head and...

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Oil Analysis Can Be a Useful Tool

Keeping on top of maintenance in a fleet is vital and oil analysis can be a useful tool in drilling down into just what is happening inside an engine or any other component requiring lubricants. In today’s highly competitive market, full utilisation of every piece of equipment is critical to the success of every operation. Operators rely on their service partners to provide ways of ensuring the equipment availability is achieved and...

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QuickServe from Cummins

QuickServe from Cummins is a key focus of Cummins and at the engine maker’s Carole Park, Brisbane facility, this starts when the truck rolls in the driveway. It’s the driver’s first port of call, where the truck is checked over by a technician who diagnoses the problem and reports back to the truck owner within the hour. This way the owner knows, upfront, the diagnosis and time line of the repair and can reschedule workloads...

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Major Oil Technology Change

A major oil technology change is heading for the trucking industry and it is a major shift in lubricant technology, the lifeblood of our prime movers. Diesel Workshop looks at the tests the new oils have to undergo. API CK-4 and FA-4 present tough challenges for the next generation of diesel engine oils and how they must perform, particularly in advanced modern engines. Three tests in particular define these performance challenges....

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Developing Effective Skills Training

Developing effective skills training in the workforce, in any workshop, is vital to the industry, it’s a matter of getting the right people to ensure the right quality of technician to handle the task of maintaining the fleets in Australia. During a visit to the Cummins Workshop at Carole Park in Brisbane, Diesel had the opportunity to speak with both the branch manager, Sean Hill and service manager, Keith Millington.    ...

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Looking at Cummins’ System

From the outside, looking at Cummins’ system, it appears the engines stand on their own. In fact, it is the way the engine is supported which has enabled the company to hold on to market share in the face of a series of technical issues.   Is Cummins undisputed leader in heavy-duty engine market? It’s an interesting question and there are obviously a variety of reasons why this is reckoned to be the case. When it’s all boiled...

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