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Cumins is owned by ford.nissans truck were built by dodge I don't know if they still are I could check.Power stroke ia an ih. motor ford started building them this year.
 

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Cummins is "owned" by Cummins and traded on the NY Stock Exchange as such, last I knew?

As for rumors about them leaving Ram trucks, those have been flyin' around for years and so far proven to have been only rumors.
 

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Ford was building there own diesel and putting it in trucks in 2011. The trade name "power stroke" is owned by Ford, even though IH built there engines up til 2011.
Denny is correct, Cummins is owned by Cummins.
 

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Most of my clan has favored CATs for over the road trucks and triaxles for many years. Some seem to be weakening the past few years, though.

Last year in deer season I stopped to visit the cousin with the excavating business and they had one of their lowboy tractors in the shop. Asked the guy who was working on it if Gary (his boss) knew that critter had a Cummins in it?

Guy said they all picked on him about having a "brand X" engine in a Peterbilt, but Gary said the price was right.

Last year he ditched all of his Ford 4x4 diesel pickups for new 3/4 ton 4x4 Ram gassers. Only "pickup" in the fleet now with a diesel, is a one ton Ram flatbed.
 

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Ford has had some trouble with there diesel's in the past couple of years. I have a friend who has 5 or 6 of them in the 550 chassis, and has had a lot of trouble with the engines.
They may have the issues worked out of them now??

You can not get 15 Litre (500 PLUS HP)CAT engine anymore, in any truck. CAT basically gave up there on highway engine program in big trucks, saying the cost for them to meet emission's was not worth it. That pretty much left CUMMINS as the big dog, with Detroit Diesel still in the mix.
PACCAR which is the company that owns Peterbilt and Kenworth, has come out with their own engine, they build themselves. Biggest HP is about 475, but so far it seems to be a decent engine. If you want 500 to 600 hp, you are basically looking at CUMMINS, like it or not.
I was a CAT guy as well, all my trucks had 550hp CATs, but had to switch to CUMMINS in the new ones.
 

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While I don't know the answer to Winchesters question "leaving Dodge". It is reported that the 2015 Nissian (not out yet) will be available with a Cummins engine. Reports also say the the 2016 Tundra will have the same/similar Cummins available, both engines are to have a high mpg rating. I find it curious that Toyota is going this route since they have a diesel in use in their right hand drive models abroad.

The 3.0 Eco Diesel for the 1500 Ram appears to come from a source other than Cummins.
 

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I don't have that answer either, but I can tell you that Cummins builds engines for Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, International, Western Star, and about a dozen different motor home company's. Not to mention there off road line,which includes light plants, farm tractors, and various other equipment.

To summarize, Cummins may build for Nissan, but they build for several others as well, so it is not like they can only build for one auto maker. Cummins is way bigger than most realize, auto makers don't dictate to them.
 

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When I whizz past the Cleveland Bros. shop on 147 headin' for camp, I see they have CAT branded triaxle cab and chassis setups sitting out front.

One of my northern tier gear jammer cousins informed me last year that CAT is now out of the OTR engine bidness.

He did tell me who builds those CAT trucks, intended for the cement mixer/dump truck markets, forgot already.
 

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He did tell me who builds those CAT trucks, intended for the cement mixer/dump truck markets, forgot already.
International (I believe).

One of my employees has the ecodiesel in a Ram, towed his 26' camper for the first time this weekend, he is boasting 15 mpg towing and 32 bob-tailing.
 

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It is IH building CAT trucks. They claimed the 15 litre (550 hp) CAT engine would be back in those trucks with IH emissions, but no sign of it yet.
Buy the way, the trucks are just overpriced IH's with a CAT emblem from what I have heard.

So far, the Dodge 1/2 ton diesel seems to be a real hit. Hard to beat torque and great fuel mileage. Look for Ford and Chevy to jump on that band wagon soon. In the mean time, Dodge has a great thing going.
 

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According to what I've read, that little V6 turbo diesel in the half ton Rams, was originally an Italian boat motor.
 

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I work in a ford dealership in our truck shop as a master technician. The 2003 through 2007 ford diesels where the 6.0s and they had their issues but could be fixed. The 2008 through 2010s where 6.4 diesels probably the worst motor I've ever seen for a whole list of reasons. 2011 started the 6.7 diesel which is a Ford built engine. They are pretty good and compared to years past have very few problems.

Diesel engines are great when they run right and have no problems. The problem with them is they are extremely expensive to fix, to the tune of 8,000 dollars for a fuel system on a 6.4 installed and around 18,000 for a complete engine installed. And we do them all the time. The other problem with diesels is they are very dirty by nature. Anything that burns oil for fuel is, that was fine for years until the federal government mandated emissions systems be on all diesels. The cause of most all of the problems we see is due to the emissions related components. The egr dpf and def fluid areas have all been problems. As time goes on they get better but they have been issues.

I don't see Ford getting into the half ton diesel market. They are big into the smaller engines with turbos right now and next years f150 is going to be an all aluminum body to reduce weight for better fuel economy. I don't know how well this will work since aluminum corrodes very badly but time will tell. Hopefully the new eco diesels work at well and the aluminum bodies do as well.
 

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I work at an auto dealership and we sell Ram. Ram is not leaving Cummins unless Sergio is crazy and he isn't. It's a big selling point for the heavy duty Rams. The smaller Cummins diesel Nissan is using was passed on by Ram because they got better mpg with the 3.0L VM Diesel in testing and they are part owner in VM. The 3.0 was the better overall motor for a half ton pickup application. We have sold a bunch of Ram 1500s with the 3.0. It's been very successful. Great move on there part.

Regarding CAT yes the stopped making highway engines. They had a great reputation but came down to a numbers deal. We sell Volvo and Mack trucks. Most truck manufacturers now offer there own engines since its more profitable for them plus offer other engine options like Cummins.
 

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The eco in the dodge is an italian motor. Ford owned some stock of cummins from a company they bought that owned the stock. Ford sold it shortly after. It amounted to i believe 17% of the cummins company. As for cummins and dodge parting ways i know the contract they had is soon to be up (maybe this year, i cant remember) i also heard a rumor that dodge would be running a benz deisle but have no proof of that
 

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Nissan is putting 5.0 turbo Cummins diesels in the 2015 Titan. Finally a Cummins in a truck that matches the motors quality.
 

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What good does a Cummins in a half ton do for a work truck I think 450,000 on a 93 w350 when I got rid of it is pretty good. What's so special about a Nissan? It doesn't even have a solid front axle?
 

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It does have something most Dodges don't. A transmission that will last more than 50,000 miles.

I think 450,000 on a W350 is good too. If you need that much truck. Many people only tow their RVs or work farms with their trucks and may not need that much truck. Comparing half ton to a 350 is apples and oranges. Heck, I even heard the Chevy was putting a small diesel in the Colorado.
 

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Read an article just a few days ago that said there will be a diesel in the Colorado this year. If I can find it again I will link it.
 
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