Featured Diesel of the Month: Cummins
If you are a fan of trucks, then you know just how much a diesel engine means to the performance of your vehicle. For this month's diesel engine feature, we will be covering the Cummins brand. Long a favorite in the truck engine industry, Cummins is known for its high-quality products at affordable prices. The highest end engine in the brand's lineup is the 6.7L version, which has been updated and improved for the 2017 model year. With turbocharged power, this robust diesel engine boasts all of the quality, craftsmanship and performance that the Cummins brand is known for with more power than ever before.
The 2017 model of the 6.7L diesel engine crams in 385 HP under the hood and tops out at 900 lb-ft of torque. This is a massive step up from the 650 lb-ft of torque offered by the previous incarnations of this engine. This engine has been shattering expectations since its release in 2007 when there was concern that changes in emissions regulations would result in a loss of performance. However, that has not been the case, with each new release of this engine bringing more power and performance to the table.
How It All Started
Cummins' founder, Clessie Lyle Cummins, demonstrated a passion for engines at an early age, building his first steam engine at just 11 years old. That passion stayed with him for the rest of his life, leading him to create the Cummins Engine Company in 1919 along with banker, William G. Irwin, and his nephew, J. Irwin Miller. Their combined efforts boosted the company to early success, leading it to become the fixture of the industry that it is today. At the time of the company's founding, Cummins was the American organization to take advantage of the German-developed diesel technology. Cummins' legacy is carried on to this day, focusing on quality and reliability in the products that the company produces. These values have served the company well throughout its storied history and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
It's Time for Some Truck Shopping
Here at Chillicothe Truck and Accessories, we are proud to offer one of the largest selections of used trucks in Southern Ohio. We welcome you to come by our lot at any time to browse through our vast selection. We will gladly answer any questions you may have to help you decide on the perfect diesel truck to meet your needs and preferences. We carefully screen and test each truck before releasing it for sale to ensure that it is of the quality that you have come to expect from us. Stop by today to see what we have in store for you. Our selection is constantly changing, so you never know what you might find!