COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2019--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that the Cummins X12 engine is
available in Western Star 4700 trucks and tractors.
“Cummins is excited about the positive impact our X12 will have in
weight-sensitive markets,” said Brett Merritt, Vice President − Cummins
On-Highway Engine Business. “We believe that the lightweight Cummins X12
will be a great option in the updated Western Star 4700 truck,
particularly for vocational customers.”
The X12 is the lightest engine in Class 8 trucks and at only 2,050
pounds, it has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any engine in its
class, offering up to 600 pounds greater payload than previous engines,
while improving productivity and uptime. The engine is capable of up to
500 horsepower and 1700 pound-feet of torque, and has a low friction
design that’s well-suited for higher miles per gallon.
“The 4700 is one of our best-selling truck models due to both its
versatile performance and the range of options it provides to our
customers,” said Samantha Parlier, Vice President, Marketing and Product
Strategy for Western Star. “Maximizing payload is extremely important to
both our vocational and on-highway customers. The addition of the
Cummins X12 gives those customers a great weight savings option, which
allows them to increase payload while expanding the productivity,
durability and driving experience of the 4700.”
Available with hundreds of customization options, the versatile 4700 can
be purpose-built to take on the toughest vocational applications, and
local and regional hauls. Paired with the lightweight Cummins X12,
fleets can carry more on each trip without compromising performance and
reliability, and drivers will love the way the engine makes the truck
The Western Star 4700 with the Cummins X12 is available to order now,
with production beginning August 5.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a
broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from
diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well
as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems,
controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical
power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.),
since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately
58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins
serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a
network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations
and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned about $1
billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found
on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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About Western Star Trucks
Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore.,
produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications.
Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC.
Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and
is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle
manufacturer. For more information about Western Star, go to www.westernstartrucks.com.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
LESLIE NIX, Cummins Inc.