The Cummins 6BT Engine or more commonly known as the Cummins 5.9 Engine is one of the most popular light to medium duty truck engines ever made. The engine was first manufactured in 1988 and was launched with the 1989 Dodge Ram. Chrysler introduced the Ram in 1981 but faced stiff competition from GM and Ford. Their original Chrysler LA and later Magnum engines weren’t cutting it. They needed a heavy duty engine that could compete.
After looking at John Deere and Detroit Diesel to partner up with the company finally signed the deal of a lifetime with Cummins. The Dodge Ram ended up being one of the most successful Trucks of all time and was due largely in the performance and reliability of the Cummins 5.9, 6BT. The Cummins 5.9 / Cummins 6BT was the highest producing 6 liter engine all time and still manufactured in 6 different countries today. The simple mechanical 12 valve design has made the 6BT / 5.9 the most reliable diesel engine ever produced
Cummins 6BT5.9-C115 Diesel Engine for Water Pump
6 Cylinders, in Line
24V, Electric Start
Direct Injection Pump