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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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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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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Nominate an Apprentice

The Australian Trucking Association is asking workshops to appreciate their young workers and nominate an apprentice to receive a scholarship. Cummins South Pacific is now looking for young service technicians from Australian workshops to receive one of three scholarships to attend the 2016 Paccar & Dealer TMC in Melbourne on October 24-26.     The scholarships are open to any Australian business employing truck service...

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New Engines From Cummins

In the US, new engines from Cummins have been unveiled. The new engine classifications for the US market are designed to meet the next set of US EPA emission control rules, due to come into force in 2017. The new rules put their emphasis on lower carbon emissions.     The new engines also come with a new naming scheme, they are the X15 Performance Series, the X15 Efficiency Series and the X12. These are set to replace the...

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