Tier 4 Final 6.7-Liter Engines Provide Higher Power With Lower Fuel Consumption For 30-Series Sprayers

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Feb. 5 , 2016) – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engines will power all four models in the 2016 Apache 30 Series self-propelled sprayers line. All models will boast greater horsepower in the new model year while consuming less fuel and providing a steadier ride than previous models.

“Our 2016 models raise the bar for quality and value,” said Matt Hays, Chief Executive Officer of Equipment Technologies, the Apache manufacturer. “We believe that growers will like what we’ve done, and will enjoy greater cost savings and profitability with these new machines.”

According to Equipment Technologies, the upgrades to the Apache sprayers begin under the hood, where the Cummins 6.7-liter Tier 4 Final engines “generate higher horsepower while stretching fuel further than their 20-Series predecessors.”

The 30-Series 6.7-liter-powered lineup consists of the AS730, rated at 173 hp (129 kW); the AS1030, rated at 225 hp (168 kW); the AS1230, rated at 260 hp (194 kW); and the AS1230 XP, rated at 300 hp (224 kW).

The QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine is one of the most popular and versatile engines ever built by Cummins. With features such as a High-Pressure Common-Rail (HPCR) fuel system, cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)/Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) ultra-low-emissions systems, it is no surprise that the Apache sprayers are seeing 5 percent to 20 percent better fuel efficiency than their 20-Series predecessors.

“Cummins is always looking for ways to help our customers succeed,” said Bruce Farrar, Cummins Industrial Sales Manager. “We are happy that our Tier 4 Final QSB6.7 is able to help Apache customers operate with more power and efficiency.” 

To learn more about Cummins power in the agriculture market, stop by Cummins Booths M6 and M8 at World Ag Expo, Feb. 9-11 in Tulare, Calif.  

About Equipment Technologies
Founded in 1997, ET Works LLC assembles Apaches at its Mooresville, Ind., plant. The previously privately owned company recently agreed to a buyout by Excel Industries of France, parent group of the Berthoud, Hardi and Tecnoma sprayer companies. ET Works will continue to do business with its current management under the Equipment Technologies and Apache names, and maintain its headquarters in Mooresville, Ind.

About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at youtube.com/cumminsengines.