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November 15, 2019 4:30 PM, EST

Cummins Promotes X12 for New Market

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Cummins Inc. announced its X12+Endurant powertrain is available for customers in regional haul applications, delivering what it termed as the lightest solution to this market with industry-leading maintenance intervals.

This is a new market for the X12 engine, which has exclusively been available in vocational and refuse trucks before now, according to the Columbus, Ind.-based company. At just more than 2,700 pounds, the X12 paired with the Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission is expected to be the lightest powertrain available for the Class 8 on-highway market.

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At the same time, Freightliner announced the powertrain can be ordered in Freightliner’s new Cascadia 116-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab day cab, with production slated for mid-2020.

Also, Cummins is expanding maintenance intervals for the platform with oil-drain intervals of up to 75,000 miles. Those that participate in the Cummins OilGuard program may see extensions of up to 100,000 miles. The engine can be paired with the Cummins Endurant transmission, which offers a 750,000-mile lube change interval, and a maintenance-free clutch. — Transport Topics

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