New Cummins engine for Dodge Ram trucks

Feb. 7, 2002
Dodge has unveiled the new high-output Cummins turbo diesel engine for the 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500/3500 series light trucks, which Cummins said is the most powerful diesel engine available in a light truck. The 5.9-liter engine produces 555 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,400 rpm and 305 horsepower at 2,900 rpm, while dramatically reducing engine noise, Cummins said. It incorporates a new high-pressure,
Dodge has unveiled the new high-output Cummins turbo diesel engine for the 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500/3500 series light trucks, which Cummins said is the most powerful diesel engine available in a light truck.

The 5.9-liter engine produces 555 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,400 rpm and 305 horsepower at 2,900 rpm, while dramatically reducing engine noise, Cummins said. It incorporates a new high-pressure, common-rail fuel system, which injects a small amount of fuel that starts combustion before main power-producing fuel charge is injected.

Cummins' use of pilot injection is said to provide starting capability similar to gasoline engines.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...