Sterling Introduces New Cummins Engine for Vocational Applications
ATLANTA – Feb. 26, 2008 – Sterling Truck Corporation today 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, LTL and government applications and features better fuel economy and longer maintenance intervals. The engine is on display at the 2008 NTEA Work Truck Show here, and is available for order in Sterling® Set-Forward L-Line 111-inch BBC model and the 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. Options include a compression brake and an available rear engine power take-off.
“The ISL is a great addition to our expansive engine lineup,” said Richard Shearing, product strategy manager for Sterling Truck Corporation. “With features like improved fuel economy, more power and easier maintenance, the ISL is the ideal vocational engine to power reliable, durable Sterling trucks.”
Sterling Truck Corporation, based in Redford, Mich., produces and markets a full line of Class 3-8 work trucks for regional hauling and diverse vocational applications. Sterling is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America and is the recipient of the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.