The extended DPF ash cleaning interval  for the 2016 ISX15 engine can reach 500000 miles for conventional linehaul applications with fuel economy greater than 55 MPG Photo by Sean KilcarrFleet Owner

The extended DPF ash cleaning interval for the 2016 ISX15 engine can reach 500,000 miles for conventional linehaul applications with fuel economy greater than 5.5 MPG. (Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner)

Cummins extends DPF cleaning interval for ISX15

Also adds new first-owner extended engine protection plan

A new diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning interval of 500,000 miles for the 2016 Cummins ISX15 engine along with Encore Xtra, a new in-service extended protection plan available for 2010 and 2013 model ISX12 and ISX15 engines, are designed to boost residual value and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for truck owners, the OEM said.

The company said its 2016 ISX15 engine is now capable of an extended DPF ash cleaning interval reaching up to 500,000 miles for conventional linehaul applications with fuel economy greater than 5.5 MPG; a longer interval that results from engine “design enhancements” that reduced oil consumption and ash accumulation, noted Amy Boerger, VP of sales and support for Cummins, in a statement.

Then there is Encore Xtra, a new in-service extended protection plan available for 2010 and 2013 ISX12 and ISX15 engines. While traditional Encore plans have only been available to used-truck buyers, Encore Xtra is also available to the first owner in recognition of some customers' longer trade cycles, the company noted.

Cummins said the new Encore Xtra plan must be registered by 6 years/650,000 miles and after any current extended coverage has expired. That should help provide lower TCO for the first ownership cycle, while increasing residual value for trucks at time of resale, the OEM pointed out.

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