Cummins, Buhler In Supply Agreement

Posted on November 29, 2006

Buhler Versatile Inc., a division of Buhler Industries Inc., and Cummins Inc. have entered into a long-term agreement that will result in Cummins engines powering Buhler 4WD tractors until at least 2011. “Buhler tractors have a proven history of reliability and durability," says Craig Engel, President of Buhler Industries Inc. "We've enjoyed a close relationship with Cummins for many years and are excited that Cummins engines will power Buhler 4WD tractors for years to come."

Cummins will supply its QSX engines for Buhler’s HHT (High Horsepower Tractor) Series, including the 435, 485 and 535. The 2000 Series 4WD will use the Cummins QSM engine in the 2290, 2335 and 2375. Cummins QSM and QSX Tier 3 engines are virtually identical to their Tier 2 predecessors, Cummins said, and are approved for B5 biodiesel in a continuing effort to support new fuel initiatives.

2007 model year Buhler 4WD tractors will display "Cummins Power" badges on the hood and Buhler said is the only tractor manufacturer with 4WD tractors exclusively powered by Cummins engines.

"We're excited about this long-term agreement," said Ric Kleine, Cummins vice president, Off-Highway Business. "Our QSX and QSM engines have proven track records of durability and long-term performance that Buhler customers appreciate and demand."