Construction crews and people towing fifth wheel trailers have long admired the Cummins diesel engines in the Dodge Ram pickups. They offered enormous quantities of torque and relatively decent fuel economy considering the performance they offered. Now Chrysler has announced that they'll have an all-new Cummins diesel available in their light duty trucks starting 2009. The engines will use clean diesel technology and be fifty state legal. Compared to gas engines they get thirty percent better fuel economy and twenty percent less carbon dioxide emissions.

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