Cummins and Taylor Machine Works, an American manufacturer of lift equipment, have announced a signed letter of intent with plans to integrate the Cummins 6.7-liter and 15-liter hydrogen engines into the Taylor product line. This collaboration will help realize the decarbonization goals of industrial steel, wood products, concrete, oil and gas and port operations markets.
"We are excited to announce our collaboration with Cummins to integrate hydrogen internal combustion engines into Taylor products. This partnership signifies our commitment to a sustainable future, enabling us to offer reliable, cost-effective, zero-carbon solutions for heavy industrial lift equipment, reducing carbon emissions without compromising productivity," said Matt Hillyer, director of engineering at Taylor Machine Works.
Cummins engines power a large portion of more than 100 different models of lift trucks manufactured by Taylor for the heavy lift industry.
Taylor, along with partners, has undertaken the challenge of manufacturing lift equipment that will not only serve heavy material handling needs, but also bring positive change to neighboring communities. "Beyond Clean Lifting," the company's commitment to the sustainable future, highlights its efforts to develop low and zero-carbon solutions across the entire product line. This effort includes battery-electric trucks, hydrogen fuel cell trucks and now Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines (H2ICE).
Hydrogen combustion engines will create a zero-carbon fueled solution that provides equipment for high load factor and high utilization applications. Adding H2ICE to the mix of zero-carbon solutions will reduce the load required from stressed utility grids. Finally, commonalities with traditional internal combustion equipment will provide solutions that are dependable.
"Cummins is pleased to be working with Taylor Machine Works on hydrogen solutions for their equipment. We see hydrogen internal combustion engines as a solution to help drive sustainability improvements in our industry. Hydrogen power will help both OEMs and end-users looking to making carbon emissions reductions on their paths to zero," said Antonio Leitao, vice president off-highway engine business at Cummins.