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Cummins Natural Gas GenSet for CNG Commercial Trucks

On Friday, Cummins Onan introduced a new 5.5 kW generator set designed to run on CNG to provide auxiliary electric and optional hydraulic power for commercial truck fleets powered by CNG. Small CNG service trucks are being increasingly used by telecommunications companies, utilities, food trucks and other commercial operators concerned with fuel economy and sustainable business practices. These service fleets need auxiliary 120/240-volt power to run power drills, fans, pumps and other equipment, power which until now was available only from gasoline-powered generator sets that required a separate fuel tank.

“The new Series 5500 NG generator set was developed from a line of compact and quiet generators Cummins Onan has supplied to the recreational vehicle market for 15 years,” said Eric Bollensen, an applications engineer with Cummins Onan.

The new unit has an enclosed muffler and exhaust catalysts that help it meet all applicable EPA and CARB air quality standards. It also features self-diagnosis capability for troubleshooting, and a digital voltage regulation for voltage and frequency stability. As an option, the unit is available with a hydraulic PTO to operate small cranes, splicing equipment and bucket hoists, while simultaneously providing electric power.

The new generator set is backed by a two-year limited warranty and a five-year drive warranty and is supported by the Cummins dealer network. For more information, visit now.cummins.com/naturalgas.