Cummins Apache, a red engine for a red machine. Better, red engines, because we’re talking about both 4.5 and 6.7 liters Diesel engines. Since their presentation at Bauma 2016, Cummins Stage V engines have gained muscle and earned the name Performance Series. All the Performance Series engines are manufactured at Cummins Rocky Mount engine plant in North Carolina, U.S.
Cummins and Apache: B4.5 and B6.7 Performance Series
In order to detail the partnership, let’s read the official press release. 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.
A sprayer and an angine both in red
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 emissons 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.»