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Cummins Introduces Light Engine


Cummins Inc. has made the Cummins X12 engine available in the Freightliner 114SD chassis.

“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 Cummins X12 in Freightliner’s 114SD truck will be an exceptional option for vocational customers.”

The X12 is the lightest engine in Class 8 trucks and at only 2,050 pounds, has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any engine in its class. This lighter weight engine enables greater payload while improving productivity and uptime. The engine is capable of up to 500 horsepower and 1,700 pounds-feet of torque, and is optimized for the Freightliner 114SD chassis for vocational applications like concrete mixers and dump trucks.

“We are dedicated to providing vocational customers with a wide range of powertrain options to meet the specific needs of their businesses,” said Kelly Gedert, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components. “By adding the Cummins X12 to our engine portfolio, we give the already versatile 114SD yet another option, showing our commitment to providing customers a choice.”

Freightliner trucks are designed for productivity and offer drivers enhanced ergonomics, improved visibility and a comfortable platform for a variety of job applications. With the lightweight Cummins X12, fleets can carry more on each trip without compromising performance or reliability, and drivers will love the way the engine makes the truck feel.

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