Cummins latest product range, the Performance Series, brings the power to do more with less to agricultural equipment operators and manufacturers. These newly designed products provide a second option for Tier 4 Final compliant Cummins power and encompass a new range of features designed to add even more value to its customers’ businesses.
From 100-675 horsepower (74-503 kW), these engines offer higher power and torque in simpler architecture, as well as improved fuel efficiency and lower operating costs. Simpler architecture means more reliability — a key focus for operators of agricultural equipment such as harvesters, tractors and sprayers.
“Cummins is dedicated to partnering with OEMs to provide the best power solution to meet their requirements,” said Annie Schmelzer, Global Agriculture Market Leader – Cummins Off-Highway Business. “This global product line offers a full range of products that deliver increased performance and productivity.”
Designed to meet the needs of equipment operators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) alike, Cummins Performance Series delivers more with less and significant gains in power output and torque are evident in the 4- and 6-cylinder engines. Top-rated power for the 6-cylinder B6.7 (now available as a structural engine) increases from 310-326 horsepower with a peak torque increase of 30% to 1375 Nm. Similarly, in the 4-cylinder range, the F3.8 power rating increases from 130-173 horsepower, with a 20% increase in peak torque to 600 Nm.
“Our Performance Series products deliver high power density that suits agricultural machines like sprayers and harvesters, while their power bulge and torque rise meet the demands of tractor operation,” said Schmelzer.
All 4- and 6-cylinder Performance Series products utilize the latest Single Module aftertreatment technology and, as such, are Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)-free. Single Module aftertreatment is 50% smaller and 30% lighter than systems that use Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) in conjunction with EGR. The removal of EGR in Cummins 4- and 6-cylinder engines facilitates a more compact and lighter-weight product, reducing costs through easier installation.
Available in 2019, the Performance Series engines will be certified to meet both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emissions regulations, giving manufacturers the opportunity to share installation for domestic and export business. This global capability is further supported by a high sulfur fuel tolerance of up to 5,000 parts per million (ppm).