First Engine Rolls Off Production Line At Cummins' Latest China VentureMarch 25, 2013 | By Supply Chain Editor | Print | Email This Page
The first Cummins L9.3 engine has just rolled off the production line at Guangxi Cummins Engine Company Limited.
The 50:50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and LiuGong Machinery marks the official start of operations in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou.
The 9.3-liter engine is designed and built in China specifically for construction equipment to meet the demand of both LiuGong and other equipment manufacturers. The engine is available in multiple versions to meet various off-road emissions standards.
Evolved from the world class Cummins L8.9 engine platform, the L9.3 engine is rated 162 kW and offers superior low-end torque for wheel-loader applications with 5T-bucket load. With specially designed and patented power curve for wheel loaders and optimized combustion for wheel loader duty cycles, the L9.3 engine is uniquely positioned to meet customer requirements for strong power delivery, fast response and operational efficiency.
Guangxi Cummins is reportedly the first Cummins manufacturing facility in China dedicated to providing power for the construction machinery market. It is also one of the largest production facilities for off-highway diesel engines in China. The total investment on the company exceeds CNY1 billion.