Cummins Inc. announces that Equipment Technologies (ET) will feature Cummins’ latest Performance Series engine technology in its model year 2021 Apache AS850, AS1050, and AS1250/XP agriculture sprayers.  

Powered by either the Cummins B4.5 or B6.7 Performance Series engines, Apache AS Series sprayers are equipped with both the power and torque required to conquer the toughest field conditions. The B4.5 and B6.7’s simpler architecture and EGR-free design means each engine is lighter and more compact than its predecessor, supporting ET’s objective of light-in-the-field machines for less soil compaction and reduced fuel consumption.

“With the new Performance Series engines, Apache AS Series sprayers receive a performance boost of up to 15% due to the increased power and torque available throughout the engine speed range. They are also more productive on the farm, saving farmers 8% in fuel with an overall combined fuel and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) saving of 3%. Not only does this have significant environmental and sustainability benefits, it also lowers operating costs — which is a big win for our customers. We are happy to collaborate with Cummins to introduce the Performance Series engines into our sprayer line-up.” explains Veera Rajendran, vice president engineering, ET.

Apache AS Series self-propelled sprayers are one of the first in the U.S. to adopt Cummins Performance Series power and are dual certified to comply with EU Stage V — the strictest emissions standard globally — as well as EPA Tier 4 Final. Cummins’ new Single Module aftertreatment is up to 40% smaller and 20% lighter than previous systems and is positioned vertically on the new AS Series sprayers to facilitate new storage features, while maintaining visibility from the cab.

Doug Keele, ET account manager at Cummins adds, “We were excited when ET approached us with a new objective to increase the power and capability of several AS Series sprayers. With a business relationship spanning more than 20 years, our work together has always focused on the farmers who operate Apache products. We knew our Performance Series engine technology could achieve ET’s objectives as well as provide additional performance, efficiency and value-retention benefits for Apache sprayer owners globally.”

Cummins Performance Series engines are manufactured at its Rocky Mount engine plant in North Carolina, U.S.

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, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 61,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.3 billion on sales of $23.6 billion in 2019. See how Cummins is powering a world that’s always on by accessing news releases and more information at Follow Cummins on Twitter and on YouTube.

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From 2.8 to 19 liters, Cummins engines are tailored for farm performance, helping you get the job done even in the most challenging environments. Our worldwide service network covers more than 190 countries across 6 continents – we’re there for you, wherever you are.

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