Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Buhler Industries Inc. (TSX: BUI) announced they have extended their global long-term engine supply agreement for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3, Tier 4 Interim and Tier 4 Final engines. As a part of the long-term supply agreement, Cummins is the engine supplier to Versatile agriculture equipment for Tier 3 QSL, QSM and QSX engines, Tier 4 Interim QSB6.7, QSL9, QSX11.9 and QSX15 engines, and Tier 4 Final QSB6.7, QSL9, QSG12 and QSX15 engines.
“The agriculture business is important to Cummins, and a growing business. Relationships with customers like Versatile are paramount to continued success,” said Hugh Foden, Executive Director – Cummins Off-Highway Engine Business. “Versatile and Cummins have a long history of partnership dating back nearly 50 years, from the launch of the first mass-produced articulated four-wheel drive tractor in 1966, and we look forward to continued partnership long into the future.”
Cummins diesel engines supply power to the full lineup of Versatile agriculture products, including row crop, four-wheel drive, DeltaTrack and scraper tractors, combines and sprayers.
Buhler Industries President Dmitry Lyubimov said that this agreement represents a commitment to Versatile dealers and customers. “Versatile has used Cummins engines for nearly 50 years. The Cummins engine is closely associated with the Versatile brand, recognized for power and reliability. We can focus on developing the products for our customers, in North America and around the world, working on the appropriate technology solutions with Cummins as our engine partner.”
“Our partnership has been an important part of product evolution. Versatile has been an integral partner in developing, testing and launching our Tier 4 Final engines,” said Nishant Prabhu, General Manager – Cummins Agriculture Business. “This long-term agreement is a natural extension of that product partnership. We are confident that we will deliver the right technology for Tier 4 Final to Versatile customers, providing better reliability, durability and efficiency at a lower total cost of ownership.”