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Lightest and most productive class 8 engine is available in Western Star® 4700

Cummins announced today that the Cummins X12 engine is available in Western Star 4700 trucks and tractors

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that the Cummins X12 engine is available in Western Star 4700 trucks and tractors.

“Cummins is excited about the positive impact our X12 will have in weight-sensitive markets,” said Brett Merritt, Vice President − Cummins On-Highway Engine Business. “We believe that the lightweight Cummins X12 will be a great option in the updated Western Star 4700 truck, particularly for vocational customers.”

The X12 is the lightest engine in Class 8 trucks and at only 2,050 pounds, it has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any engine in its class, offering up to 600 pounds greater payload than previous engines, while improving productivity and uptime. The engine is capable of up to 500 horsepower and 1700 pound-feet of torque, and has a low friction design that’s well-suited for higher miles per gallon.

“The 4700 is one of our best-selling truck models due to both its versatile performance and the range of options it provides to our customers,” said Samantha Parlier, Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy for Western Star. “Maximizing payload is extremely important to both our vocational and on-highway customers. The addition of the Cummins X12 gives those customers a great weight savings option, which allows them to increase payload while expanding the productivity, durability and driving experience of the 4700.”

Available with hundreds of customization options, the versatile 4700 can be purpose-built to take on the toughest vocational applications, and local and regional hauls. Paired with the lightweight Cummins X12, fleets can carry more on each trip without compromising performance and reliability, and drivers will love the way the engine makes the truck feel.

The Western Star 4700 with the Cummins X12 is available to order now, with production beginning August 5.

SOURCE: Cummins

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