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Old 08-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #41
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I like the fact that my 2012 Dodge 6.7 Cummins is mated with a Mercedes transmission and Case rear end. Sounds like durability to me.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #42
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As a heavy equipment mechanic I feel that the cummins is a good engine. The remarks that the ford can't get 18-20 mpg are incorrect. I own a 2011 and it does get 18-20 on the highway. When we hook our Blue Ridge fiver to it at nearly 15k it gets 11-11 1/2 mpg at 65. I have brand new fords and rams in our fleet at work. While the cummins lacks horsepower to the ford the torque is almost identical. The cab on the dodge is very nice. However, there are reasons that ford has been the number 1 selling truck for so long. Drive both, I have, the only real objection to the Ram is that is the lighter duty trucks (under 4500 series) the trans is lacking and the cummins is noisier and vibrates in the cab. Drive both and see how you feel in them. Neither is a bad truck. I favor my ford.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #43
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I just made a trip from Ohio to Tampa Florida and back. I have the 6.7 Cummins in my Dodge RAM. Got 11.5 towing my Columbus down - fully loaded. Left it in Tampa for my return in October. Got 19.6 MPG on the return trip without the 5th wheel. I found my best mileage at around 68 MPH.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #44
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I heard ford purchased cummins a few years ago, but dodge had a contract for the motor until 2016.
Maybe I'll be able to get a Ford/Cummins truck when I move back! Yippee!
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Maybe I'll be able to get a Ford/Cummins truck when I move back! Yippee!
I've done a few searches on the ford owning cummins topic, and I'm beginning to think is is not true. Anyone know for sure or not?
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #46
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Just checked the financials. Cummins is an independent Fortune 500 company. The only Ford with a Cummins engine is the F650!
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #47
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I had already said that cummins is its own company ford did not buy us. Cummins also owns the ONAN generators. Holset turbos fleet guard filters. I work for a cummins distributor
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:40 PM   #48
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I like the fact that my 2012 Dodge 6.7 Cummins is mated with a Mercedes transmission and Case rear end.
If you are referring to the Aisin 6 speed transmission, it's not a Mercedes transmission. It's made by Aisin-Seiki, a Japanese company that's 30% owned by Toyota. In fact, they make the 6 speed transmission in the Tundra, manufactured in Durham, NC. It is a very good transmission and has been used in the Dodge Cab & Chassis for a few years now, behind the 6.7 CTD. As for the differential, I was told it was a Dana, though I can't confirm it. I thought Case made farm tractors & implements.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #49
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He is probably referring to the G56 transmission which is made by Mercedes and comes from their medium duty line in Europe.

I agree the Aisin is an incredible transmission.
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I see, didn't even think about a manual tranny. Good point.
I call that good international relations, an American engine with a German transmission in an Italian truck. Works for me!
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