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New two-year warranty for all commercial generator sets, transfer switches and switchgear provides global coverage for customers

New two-year warranty for all commerical generator sets.

MINNEAPOLIS - As a further demonstration of the financial stability and global leadership at Cummins Power Generation Inc., the company is offering a new and expanded warranty on all commercial generator sets, transfer switches and switchgear - making it the most comprehensive coverage policy in the industry

The warranty applies to all Cummins Power Generation-branded commercial products shipped on or after March 1, 2009, including new commercial products purchased through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - also known as the federal stimulus program.

The warranty provides global coverage for any failures - under normal use and service - resulting from a defect in material. It begins the date of initial start-up, first rental, demonstration or 18 months after factory ship date, whichever comes first. It covers commercial products rated continuous power (unlimited hours prime power (unlimited hours) and limited-time running power (maximum of 500 hours) for one year.

The warranty coverage of a product with an emergency standby power rating has been extended to two years or 400 hours (whichever comes first). The warranty specifications relative to the power ratings match or exceed those mentioned in the applicable standard set by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards.

"Cummins Power Generation is able to offer this extended two-year warranty because we have the financial stability along with the global manufacturing capabilities to provide consistent, high-quality materials and production," said Devesh Dahale, project manager, warranty systems, Cummins Power Generation. "Regardless of where they are in the world, customers who have purchased our equipment can be assured of exceptional product quality, backed by the industry's most all-inclusive warranty and our world-leading network of distributors and dealers."

In the event of a product failure during the warranty period due to defects in material or workmanship, Cummins Power Generation will be responsible for all parts and labor required to repair the product, reasonable travel expenses to and from the product site's location, and maintenance items that are contaminated or damaged by a warrantable failure.

The product owner will be responsible for: notifying a Cummins Power Generation distributor or dealer within 30 days of the discovery of failure; installing, operating, commissioning and maintaining the product in accordance with Cummins Power Generation's published policies and guidelines; providing evidence for date of commissioning; and enabling sufficient access to and reasonable ability to remove the product from the installation site in the event of a warrantable failure.

The warranty statement also clearly states applicable limitations. Cummins Power Generation also offers several levels of extended warranty coverage. Product owners can contact their local Cummins Power Generation distributor or visit for more details.

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is an industry leader in introducing advanced low-emissions power generation solutions around the world. With over 80 years' experience, the company's global distributor network delivers innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions for any power need - commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include temporary or permanent pre-integrated power systems, combining generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, financing, and operation and maintenance contracts to development of turnkey power plants. For more information, contact Madeline Foss, Cummins Power Generation, 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, Minn. 55432. Phone: 763-574-5942; fax: 763-574-5298. Or visit

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