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100 years of Cummins

rjstractor
Nomad
Nomad
Interesting article about the history of the Cummins engine company. I liked the part about Clessie Cummins inventing the "jake" brake after his own company sacked him, and the patent was bought by a company that made drill chucks. Enjoy....
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cummins2014
Explorer
Explorer
FishOnOne wrote:
cummins2014 wrote:
But for sure one ugly azz truck :B


I actually liked the Super Cab 4x4 OBS trucks body style during the early 1990's right before they tried to emulated the big rig style. I still remember driving a pre-production cummins powered truck to put on display at a county fair.

A time when the Dodge Ram was Made in the USA.


Had a couple old power wagons that didn’t look too bad , but some of those later dodge trucks were just plain ugly.

FishOnOne
Explorer III
Explorer III
cummins2014 wrote:
But for sure one ugly azz truck :B


I actually liked the Super Cab 4x4 OBS trucks body style during the early 1990's right before they tried to emulated the big rig style. I still remember driving a pre-production cummins powered truck to put on display at a county fair.

A time when the Dodge Ram was Made in the USA.
'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs "270k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"

JRscooby
Explorer II
Explorer II
The oldest one I owned was built in 1947 installed in a Intentional. When I had it the truck had a wrecker unit mounted on the truck. I used it to tow a newer truck into the local Cummins dealer. The service writer copied the number. 2 days later I sold the truck to somebody that wanted to restore it. Month later I got a call, that was one of the 10 oldest working. Was '86 or 7

cummins2014
Explorer
Explorer
But for sure one ugly azz truck :B

Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
This is on display at the CMEP in Columbus, IN.



2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

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2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

4x4ord
Explorer III
Explorer III
Here is a couple interesting quotes:

Arguably the most famous engine Cummins debuted in the second half-century was the B5.9 in 1984. A success on its own, and eventually spawning a 3.9-liter four-cylinder version, it was Dodge's 1987 decision to install it in the D/W series that really got it going. Dodge wanted it for "its toughness, durability and fuel economy," and initially thought they would need 20,000 engines a year. That quickly proved an understatement--only 14 years later Dodge/Ram had used a million of them.


And

Had early Ram enthusiasts invested $24,000 in Cummins stock rather than a 1989 Dodge Cummins pickup, 30 years later they'd have about $475,000 (based on share price and adjusted for splits).
2023 F350 SRW Platinum short box 4x4.
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Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
Yep, 1919 to 2019.
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD