LiuGong Machinery and Cummins joint venture begins with the launch of new Guangxi Cummins L9.3 engine
LIUGONG, a global leader in the manufacture of a full range of heavy-duty equipment, have began to supply wheel loaders equipped with the brand new Guangxi Cummins L9.3 engine to the overseas market, starting a new chapter in LiuGong and Cummin’s long-term partnership.
The Chinese manufacturer’s wheel loader models, the ZL50CN, 855N, 856 and other Tier II five-tonne wheel loaders, will be the first machines to be equipped with the L9.3 engine, manufactured by Guangxi Cummins Engine Co. Ltd. The engine model is uniquely designed for the wheel loader market and optimized for five-tonne bucket capacity.
The L9.3 engine is built at Guangxi Cummins’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using top of the line machining and testing systems to meet the various demands of both the Chinese and those of the international markets.
‘We could not be happier with the results of this endeavour and with the end result,’ said Yu Chuanfen, president of LiuGong Machinery. ‘These machines have been tested and running in the Chinese domestic market for more than a year. The results have been excellent in terms of the performance, productivity, reliability and durability. LiuGong and Cummins have worked together to create a new standard of co-operation in the industry.’
Founded in 2011, Guangxi Cummins are a joint venture of LiuGong Machinery and Cummins. The joint-venture business focuses on manufacturing engines designed and fully localized for construction equipment in developing and emerging markets. The company officially started operations in 2013 and volume is planned to reach 50,000 units with the capacity for expansion in the future.