Electric Power For Cummins, Fuel Cells and Hybrid Vans

This week, alternative power for trucks is on the agenda with Electric Power For Cummins, Fuel Cells and Hybrid Vans in Diesel News.     A Belgian hydrogen technology company has won a European Union grant to develop a new extended range fuel cell truck. The H2Share Project will see a 27-tonne electric, fuel cell-extended range, rigid truck going into service, with the chassis and body provided by Dutch manufacturer VDL....

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Cummins Eaton Collaboration

The ongoing Cummins Eaton collaboration comes to the fore with the new Cummins X15 in developing a more fuel-efficient powertrain package. The two companies claim to have best-in-class engine-transmission integration in the heavy-duty truck market, a claim emphasising just how important integration has become to providing a more fuel efficient, reliable and robust powertrain package.     Importantly, a lot of engineering...

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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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