Spartan to Use Cummins EPA Certfied Engines
Spartan Motors Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., announced Tuesday (Aug. 10) it recently received approval from Cummins Inc. for the installation of its 2010 Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA-certified ISC and ISL diesel engines for use in the emergency response market.
Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Chassis and Cummins committed a significant amount of engineering resources to the development, testing and introduction of the mid-range engines, according to a news release. With horsepower ranging from 330 to 450, the engines will continue to deliver powerful performance as well as improved efficiency and durability.
“Customers in the emergency-response market have a range of needs, and most of them require high levels of capability,” said John Sztykiel, president and CEO of Spartan Motors. “Spartan and Cummins worked productively together to validate the installation of the 2010 technology, and I am confident that the value, innovation and performance of our products integrated with these diesel engines will meet — if not surpass — the expectations of our customers.”
The new diesel engines are available for hands-on training during Spartan’s 16th Annual Fire Truck Training Conference which began Sunday in Lansing, Mich. Fire truck service personnel from across North America have come to the event for rigorous training on the company’s products and services, including the Gladiator, Metro Star and Furion emergency-response cab and chassis.
Sztykiel added, “New requirements often result in added complexity for vehicle components and systems. Knowledge then becomes critical in holding down the cost of repairs and maintaining these vehicles. Spartan provides the preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and service information needed by technicians to make sure their truck, or fleet, is ready for the next call.”
Spartan’s training conference will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding and hands-on demonstrations of vehicle components and systems. Several of the 35 courses led by instructors from major suppliers of fire vocational equipment and Spartan Chassis training specialists will provide preparation for Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certification exams to be held during the week.