Darlington, UK (January 29, 2007) - Cummins announces that its A Series engines have been certified to EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions regulations, scheduled to take effect in January 2008. This is believed to be the first production engine certified to meet the Tier 4 requirements, and offers lower emissions than the current European Stage 3A limits applicable to this engine output. Significantly, Cummins Tier 4 technology solution for its A Series engines is built upon the identical industrial engine platform range launched for Tier 2 in 2002. This is a major achievement considering Tier 4 Interim represents a 50-percent reduction in emissions of particulates versus Tier 2.

Cummins A Series Tier 4 Interim engines range from 23-35kW (31-47hp), with a configuration that ensures equipment manufacturers have long-term platform stability in the face of regulation changes for more than 10 years. The engine's platform commonality and simplicity extends beyond 35kW (47hp) with the Tier 3/Stage 3A A2300 which is available up to 42kW (56hp).

The 3 cylinder A1700 and 4 cylinder A2000 and A2300 engines are ideal for compact construction equipment. With a high power density and compact envelope, they provide an excellent solution for space-constrained installations from 23-42kW (31-56hp). These include skid steers, excavators, rollers, trenchers, small tractors, irrigation pumps, portable air compressors, aerial lifts, light towers, and commercial mowers.

"Cummins combustion expertise enables our compact equipment OEMs to focus on equipment advances rather than on engine emissions requirements, eliminating the impact of changing emissions regulations for years to come," said Ric Kleine, Cummins Vice President - Off-Highway Business.

"Our approach to changes in emissions requirements ensures a seamless path between the regulation changes; regulations coming with shorter time intervals between them," he added.

Cummins Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines. With over 28,000 employees, Cummins reported sales of $9.9 billion in 2005 and produced over 750,000 engines. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. A substantial manufacturing presence in Europe includes the mid-range engine plant at Darlington UK and the high horsepower engine plant at Daventry, UK.