Seven Things You Might Not Know Cummins Powers

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Sure, Cummins powers trucks. But you might be surprised at what else we either power or provide dependable backup power to ensure smooth operations. Here’s just a few:

Statue of Liberty

For more than 130 years the Statue of Liberty has been welcoming visitors to New York City from Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Today, Cummins technology provides reliable ancillary power for this American landmark, which clicked on when the island suffered a power outage March 7, 2017.

Routemaster Bus

Cummins worked with Wrightbus starting in 2009 to develop an updated Routemaster in the U.K. inspired by the iconic double-deck buses first unveiled in 1954. The new Routemasters use a combination of a Cummins diesel engine and an electric motor to cut emissions by 30 percent compared to conventional buses. They also reduce fuel consumption.

Charger Locomotive

Siemens in 2016 produced its first ultra-low emissions locomotive featuring Cummins QSK95 engine, the largest the company makes. Siemens is building more than 70 diesel-electric locomotives for passenger rail service in states across the U.S. including California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri and Washington, as well as powering trainsets for Florida’s new Brightline passenger rail service. (Photo courtesy of Siemens)

The Delhi Metro System, India

The Delhi Metro system has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in mass urban transportation in India. In the first two phases of the project, Cummins has been solely powering 140 stations with 610 gensets. More than 100 Cummins’ gensets have been engaged in Phase III of the project, which is underway.

Clean Bus Power in China

More than 1,000 hybrid buses operated by Beijing Public Transport Company are powered by Cummins engines. These buses offer significant environmental and energy saving benefits, using 20 percent less fuel while emitting significantly lower emissions than conventional technologies. Cummins also provides about 500 clean natural gas engines to public transportation customers in Beijing, transporting thousands of people every day.

A Host of Marine Applications

Cummins Marine offers a full line of engines for customers who want power, dependability and fuel-efficiency on the water. You can find Cummins engines in tug boats worldwide, and in recreational craft, too. One of the best known boats powered by Cummins is the Time Bandit, the crab boat featured in the Discovery Channel’s series “Deadliest Catch.”

Wrigley Field

As part of a massive renovation of its 103-year-old ballpark, Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs chose a Cummins QSK95 Series generator for backup power at Wrigley Field. The generator was installed in February, 2016, which turned out to be a very good year for the Cubs. They won the World Series.


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  • GEOFREY TOO says:
    February 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm Reply

    I like the Cummins technology, would wish to work with you,mechanical engineering technicians

  • Sharon Breeling says:
    March 3, 2017 at 10:12 am Reply

    This is a great article. I had volunteered to teach a kindergarten class for Junior Achievement. I wanted the children to know just what Cummins is all about. Besides giving them the foam truck to illustrate the use of the diesel engine, i showed them pictures of The Statue of Liberty, The Denver zoo and the Time Bandit. I challenged them to all go out and find a generator or vehicle with the Cummins logo. At the end of the class several students asked me if they could grow up and work for Cummins. It was a great moment for me. I was in a meeting last week where the topic was how to explain Cummins. I used these examples and this story is very timely. Thank You.

    • Michael Nagel says:
      March 8, 2017 at 11:32 pm Reply

      Sharon, thanks for reading and sharing your comments with us. We love hearing stories about children showing an interest in STEM, and we’re always on the lookout for the next crop of engineers. 🙂

      – Michael, Cummins social media team

  • John Forte says:
    March 6, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing these interesting examples; always fascinating to see how Cummins is the power behind interesting and diverse sites and applications.

    • Michael Nagel says:
      March 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm Reply

      Pretty impressive, isn’t it? And just think – Cummins products appear in so many different applications around the world that we might just post a second listicle in the not-to-distant future. Pretty exciting stuff, don’t you think? Thanks for reading!

      – Michael, Cummins social media team

  • Tina O'Dell says:
    March 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading “What Cummins Powers”. These types of articles are such a necessity for our employees; they get a chance to see and learn what their daily activities support and transform!!!

  • Mahmud says:
    March 15, 2017 at 6:02 am Reply

    I like the Cummins technology, would wish to work with you,electrical engineering technicians. I would like ask if you have training courses online

  • William Gerhard says:
    April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

    I’m a proud Cummins employee retire after 37 good years. I raised 6 children on what I earned and we lived very well.

  • Albano Miguel says:
    June 9, 2017 at 3:45 am Reply

    In this century when majory people and nations does not respect the environment I´m so proud to know that my Company is leading on this concern.

  • Shine Ofori (Odorgonno Senior High School, Accra ghana says:
    June 9, 2017 at 9:39 am Reply

    Cummins has been of so much help to our school, Odorgonno Senior High School, Accra Ghana. Over the past one year, we have interacted with Cummins in their Social Responsibility Programme. Cummins sought for funding of rehabilitation of our dormitories and funded Global Communities Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects to provide several sanitary items for the school.


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