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The Specifications of a 2006 Cummins 5.9 Liter Diesel

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The Cummins 5.9-liter diesel engine was the first diesel to power light-duty Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series trucks. Dodge doesn’t manufacture its own diesel engines, contracting the job to Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Indiana. The 5.9-liter Cummins diesel is perhaps the most durable engine with significant towing power on the automotive market. A heavy-duty version of the 5.9 is used in construction, agricultural and marine equipment.

Background

Dodge, a division of Chrysler LLC, has been selling Dodge Ram trucks equipped with Cummins diesel engines since 1989. Cummins has been producing diesel engines since the early 20th century and more than half of its diesel engine inventory is sold overseas. Dodge sought to match its competitors, Ford and General Motors, …