Who Owns Cummins?

June 9, 2020

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It’s a common myth that Cummins is owned by auto manufacturers like Ford or Chrysler. In fact, Cummins Turbo Technologies is an independent company that manufactures and markets a complete line of diesel and natural gas-powered engines. You’ll find Cummins engines powering many of your favorite trucks, and a number of industries use Heavy-Duty and High-Power Cummins engines — including construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, and railroad. Keep reading to learn more about who owns Cummins, and all about some of its most successful products like the Cummins ISX!

Does Ford Motor Company Make Cummins Engines?

What accounts for the persistent myth that Cummins is owned by Ford? For many years, Ford offered Cummins diesel engines in their medium-duty pickups. However, they remain an independent company supplying engine to both RAM trucks and commercial truck makers like:

  • International- ProStar, 9900i, LoneStar, PayStar and HX models
  • Freightliner-Cascadia, Coronado, and 122SD models
  • Kenworth- T660, T680, T800, T880, W900, and C500 models
  • Peterbilt- 389, 579, and 587

And this is just the beginning of the use of Cummins engines in high-powered machines! Also available is the Cummins X15 for heavy-duty trucks.  You get the best fuel economy across the industry and the longest maintenance intervals, for lower maintenance costs.  Click here to find out more about the X15.

Cummins ISX Engine

Cummins ISX engines are popular among heavy-duty and commercial truck buyers in. First produced in 1988, the Cummins ISX employs a proprietary on-highway fuel system for improved performance. Put into practice, Cummins trucks equipped with a diesel ISX engine can crank out 430 to 620 horsepower and generate a peak 2,050 pound-feet of torque on the highway, thanks to the SmartTorque system. Check out the full Cummins ISX specs below:

Cummins ISX Performance Specs

  • Horsepower — 430 to 600 hp
  • Peak Torque — 1,450 to 2,050 lb-ft
  • Governed Speed – 2,000 to 2,100 RPM
  • Clutch Engagement Torque — 1,000 lb-ft
  • Number of Cylinders — 6
  • System Weight — 3,152 lbs
  • Engine (Dry) — 2,961 lbs
  • Aftertreatment System — 191 lbs

Cummins X15 Performance Specs

  • Horesepower—400 to 605hp
  • Peak Torque—1650 to 2050 lb-ft
  • Governed Speed – 1700-2000
  • Engine Weight Dry—2961 lbs
  • Number of Cylinders — 6

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