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Cummins to begin in-field testing of hybrid-powered mining truck

March 20, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

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BAUTOU, China – Cummins has partnered with one of China’s top rigid mining truck manufacturers, North Hauler Joint Stock Co., to commission and test a diesel-hybrid mining truck solution.

The hybrid NHL NTH260 220-metric ton payload mining truck finished production in January and is debuting in-field at the Baogong Group’s Baiyun Iron Mine to begin testing this month. Cummins has powered the vehicle with a hybrid engine system that downsizes the previous 2,500 HP QSK60 engine to its current 2,000HP two-stage QSK50.

Its hybrid system looks to provide improved fuel efficiency and the resulting reduction in both GHG emissions and total cost of ownership.

“We’re excited to share this significant milestone in our journey to advance bridge technologies and provide our mining customers with innovative, practical decarbonization solutions,” said Jenny Bush, Cummins Power Systems president, who joined key leaders from Cummins Power Systems China for the commissioning ceremony in the NHL industrial park in Bautou, China.


This investment continues Cummins’ exploration of sustainable technologies, with the company announcing approval for unblended renewable diesel use in all industrial high-horsepower engines last year.

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