ford buying out cummins???

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  1. Zimmy76

    Zimmy76 I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic

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    I was talking to a buddy and he said he heard that ford was milling around the idea of buying out cummins. Have any of you heard of this?

    I was 3rd/4th party, and I'm not sure who told my buddy, so I don't know how "true" this story is.

    If this were to go down, what would Dodge do?
     
  2. LabradorBoy

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    What would Dodge do?!?! Remember that whole Daimler Chrysler / Mercedes-Benz buyout there a few years ago? Imagine the wealth of diesel engine technology that they purchased along with that...

    On the same note, Dodge won't let Cummins go. They KNOW it's their biggest (and in some cases, only) major selling point and right now they have the major advantage of having two of the best diesel engine suppliers wrapped up by owning Mercedes-Benz and then having an exclusive OEM deal with Cummins.

    Dodge is in the very unique situation that by NOT using their own diesel engines, they control more of the heavy truck market. Pretty good position if you ask me. It's pretty amazing that they can do all of this and still fail to find a way to build a reliable tranny to back up those great engines.
     
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    No

    It's just more Ford boys wishful thinking.
     
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    Ive heard this as well from a dieseltech friend. Supposedly dodge is goign with an overseas diesel that has alot more power.
     
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    I heard this over 5 years ago. Same rumor making the circuit.
     
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    Yeah, I've heard this at least 4 years ago, just some bullshit from the ford guys
     
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    I asked a dodge guy about this a few months ago, and this rumor has been floating around ever since Dodge teamed up with Cummins.


    Fact is that Cummins, although a good engine, is the CHEAPEST of the medium-duty engines... By a large margin, as well.


    I want someone to give me a Cat C7 :mamoru:
     
  8. Ivy Mike

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    If Dodge were to lose Cummins for some odd reason, they would simply switch to M-B diesels.

    Mercedes has been building excellent diesels for a long time and Dodge would be well served by these.

    Trivia.
    How do you say DaimlerChrysler in German?
















    A: Daimler...the Chrysler is silent. :mamoru:
     
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    I heard this rumor back in 97 when I was working for Cummins. Oh and back then (can't speak for now) the ranchers out in Texas hated the dodges. The engine was good (cummins) but the frames used to bend all the time. Don't ask me how - but its true. Most went with Ford
     
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    I bet you won't want the price tag that goes with that...
     
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    I know... $10k starting, just for the engine. Hence why dodge uses the redneck cummins, and no other manufacturer really cares...
     
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    Mercedes does make excellent diesels... but if dodge lost cummins, they'd lost a SIGNIFIGANT portion of their customer base in the light-duty diesel pickup market. This demographic doesn't care what's good or not... Just what their redneck ears are used to hearing.
     
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    I would bet that if Phord bought Cummins then Daimler would stop using Cummins in Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star trucks as well as in the Dodge trucks
     
  14. Ash. Housewares.

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    Unique situation? Ford doesn't make theirs either. The Power Stroke is an International motor.

    And as for the rumor, I imagine it is why this made it to the FAQ on Cummins's website:

    Does Ford own Cummins?
    No, Ford does not own any part of Cummins Inc.
     
  15. LabradorBoy

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    Perhaps you should read this line again:

    "Dodge is in the very unique situation that by NOT using their own diesel engines, they control more of the heavy truck market"

    The uniqueness is in the end result, not in the situation.
     

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