Cummins launches lighter, lower cost powerpacks

Posted: November 15, 2011 in Agriculture, Construction

Average weight reduction for a Cummins Compak is 100 kg, while cost has also been significantly reduced.

Cummins has launched a range of compact, lower cost powerpacks for the construction, mining and agricultural markets.

The new Compak range is derived from Cummins’ Custom Pak line-up, the biggest selling industrial powerpacks in Australia.

“We’ve listened to our customers and responded with the Compak powerpacks,” says Geoff Shone, business manager for Cummins South Pacific’s construction and agricultural markets.

“The Compak range is a lighter and more compact powerpack for the lower horsepower segment.

“Compared with an equivalent rated Custom Pak, the average weight reduction for a Cummins Compak is 100 kg, while cost has been reduced significantly.

“Importantly, Cummins’ renowned product reliability and durability is not compromised with the Compak powerpacks.”

Cooling capacity is not affected either, with the Compak models designed to operate continuously in ambient temperatures of plus 50 degrees Celsius.

The Compak range includes the B3.3TAA rated at 75 hp, the QSB3.3 rated at 99 hp, and the QSB4.5 rated at 160 hp.

All models utilise engines from Cummins’ B-series platform, one of the most successful ever developed by the company with over eight million engines built.

All Compak powerpacks are also certified to stringent US Tier 3 emissions standards without any loss of performance or fuel economy.

They also meet all Australian OH&S requirements for engine-mounted protection guards.

“Cummins powerpacks are designed to operate in Australia’s harshest conditions, a point well proven by the established Custom Paks,” says Geoff Shone. “The new Compak models emphasise the same design strategy while adding important features such as compactness and lighter weight.”

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