INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 1, 2006) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today the readiness of its fire and emergency product line to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions standards for 2007 during the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.


The proven reliability of Cummins technology - combined with enhanced ratings - sets apart the Cummins fire and emergency market product line for 2007. Reliability is enhanced by the fact that only incremental improvements are needed to make the entire line certified and compliant for 2007. Cummins will continue to use its proven cooled-Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology with the addition of exhaust aftertreatment provided by the integrated Cummins Particulate Filter and a crankcase ventilation system. In addition, specific fire and emergency ratings for superior performance will be provided across the entire line, from the high-horsepower ISX and ISM to the MidRange ISL, ISC and ISB engines.


According to Carolyn Jackson, Cummins director of fire markets, "Mid-day or midnight - whenever the call comes - fire and emergency equipment has to respond immediately. Reliability is everything - and that's the advantage of Cummins proven technology."


"And readiness is equally important when it comes to emissions compliance," Jackson added. "We have total confidence in our emissions solution for our 2007 fire and emergency product line. With more than 300,000 cooled-EGR engines on the road and over 30 billion miles of experience, it's more than ready - it's proven. And the reason is clear - Cummins is the only company with the key in-house technologies that enable the engine, air handling and aftertreatment system to be totally integrated for the level of reliability that fire and emergency responders need."


The entire fire and emergency line features fully integrated electronic controls, with a single ECM (Electronic Control Module) that controls the engine and aftertreatment. All engines in the line feature the responsive performance of the patented sliding-nozzle Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VG Turbo), which features an electric actuator for 2007 with faster, more precise airflow to the engine.


The Cummins Particulate Filter includes a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter to reduce particulate matter by 90%. The DOC fully optimizes the regeneration capability of the particulate filter, a critical aspect for maintaining fuel economy comparable to today's engines. The crankcase ventilation system features the Fleetguard® coalescing filter, which captures and filters crankcase emissions, and returns oil directly to the sump.


Cummins readiness for 2007 also includes its distribution system for the entire fire and emergency product line.


Fire and emergency market horsepower/torque ratings for 2007 range as follows: ISX 525/1650, ISM 500/1550 to ISM 365/1350, ISL 425/1200 to ISL 345/1150, ISC 360/1050 to ISC 260/800, and ISB 350/750 to ISB 260/620.


Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. 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. Cummins reported net income of $550 million on sales of $9.9 billion in 2005.