Darlington, UK (January 29, 2007) - On show at BAUMA will be Cummins award winning QSB3.3 engine, which recently received the prestigious 'Diesel of the Year 2007' title from a leading European diesel engine publication. The award recognized the innovative approach which enables the 82kW (110hp) rated 3.3-litre engine to offer equivalent performance to that of larger 4.0 to 4.5-litre engines - but with a 30% smaller and lighter installation package.

The QSB3.3 has also been recognized for innovation in North America, receiving a 'Top 100 New Products of 2006' award from Construction Equipment in December 2006. This award list brings attention to the most significant new products of the year with the capability to enhance productivity in the construction industry.

Introduced in April 2006 to meet EPA Tier 3 / EU Stage IIIA emissions across the 6082kW (80-110hp) power band, the QSB3.3 is the first industrial engine of its size to incorporate full-authority electronic controls and a High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system. Equipped with this technology, the QSB3.3 brings the premium performance characteristics previously associated with larger engines, such as the QSB4.5 and QSB6.7, to the compact engine sector.

"We are delighted to receive these two awards by leading publications in both Europe and North America, reflecting how the QSB3.3 challenges conventional diesel industry thinking on compact engine performance. These awards for innovation are a fitting accolade to the Cummins engineers who developed this important product," commented Chris Kete, Director of Cummins Light Construction Business.

"The benefits of the engine for powering compact construction equipment were expressed in a marketing theme of 'Every Rule Rewritten'. In pilot installations we are proving how the engine is rewriting the rules. Our customers are telling us that the QSB3.3 is more powerful, quieter and more sophisticated than they considered possible for such a compact and economical engine," added Kete.

Cummins Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines. With over 28,000 employees, Cummins reported sales of $9.9 billion in 2005 and produced over 750,000 engines. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. A substantial manufacturing presence in Europe includes the mid-range engine plant at Darlington UK and the high horsepower engine plant at Daventry, UK.