Sterling introduces new Cummins engine for vocational applications

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Sterling Truck Corp. today, Feb. 26, announced the availability of a new engine from Cummins for its vocational customers. The Cummins ISL, an 8.9-liter engine, is built for dump, mixer, less-than-truckload and government applications, and features better fuel economy and longer maintenance intervals, the company says. The engine is on display at the 2008 NTEA Work Truck Show in Atlanta, and is available for order in Sterling’s Set-Forward L-Line 111-inch BBC model and its Set-Back L-Line 113-inch BBC model.

Offering superior power-to-weight ratios for its class, the ISL comes with either 1,150 or 1,250 ft-lbs. of torque as well as a variable geometry turbocharger for enhanced drivability, Sterling says. Options include a compression brake and an available rear engine power take-off.

“The ISL is a great addition to our expansive engine lineup,” says Richard Shearing, product strategy manager for Sterling Truck Corp., based in Redford, Mich. “With features like improved fuel economy, more power and easier maintenance, the ISL is the ideal vocational engine to power reliable, durable Sterling trucks.”