CHARLOTTE, NC – Making the new Cummins QSB Tier 3 engines standard on all of our motor graders from smallest to largest is a major step for Champion as we move forward in meeting the EPA™s emissions requirements, says Bryan Abernathy, Executive Vice President for Champion Motor Graders. It will also help us prepare for future Tier 4 requirements. Our customers get to keep all the power they have become accustomed to in our compact graders, while at the same time enjoying increased engine life and lower noise with the knowledge that they are helping the environment.


As of December 1, 2008 all Champion Motor Graders, including the company™s new C110 C and C116 C Series Production Class Graders, will feature Cummins QSB electronic Tier 3 diesel engines. The Cummins Tier 3 engines feature in-cylinder emissions, enabling increased performance while meeting more stringent emissions regulations.


Cummins QSB Tier 3 engines feature increased displacement, rear gear drive, a high pressure common-rail fuel system and other enhancements for increased performance, durability and reduced noise. Champion C60 C/C66 C, C70 C, and C80 C/C86 C Series Motor Graders will all feature a turbocharged Cummins QSB4.5 Tier 3 in line 4 cylinder 110hp (82 kW) engine, while the new Production Class C110 C/C116 C Series will come with a turbocharged Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 3 in line 6 cylinder 120 hp (89 kW) engine.


PowerMatch optimizes engine performance by matching job application

An important feature of all Cummins QSB Tier 3 engines is PowerMatch. Under this program, Cummins partners with OEM engineers to test and match the power of the QSB engine to specific equipment models and applications. PowerMatch uses advanced electronics to shape power curves and ratings to match the jobs the equipment will be doing. According to Jeff McKee, Vice-President Engineering at Champion Motor Graders, it takes into account the working environment, load factors, ambient temperatures and operating modes. The engine”s performance is then optimized with other equipment components, using Advisor software which builds a virtual model to make sure every system (air, intake, exhaust, cooling) is integrated for optimum performance.


Everything from load factors to operating climates to duty cycles is calculated, says McKee, and then Advisor identifies systems or components that could negatively impact reliability – listing alternatives that will deliver the performance end users expect. This is a very advanced system and I know that it will result in customer satisfaction.


Bryan Abernathy is proud that Champion is doing its part for the environment. Together with our customers, Champion is working towards a cleaner, sustainable environment. We also know that this is going to make the graders that much more powerful while working at the bottom of the range and certainly extending the life of the units.


About Champion

One of the oldest names in the equipment industry, Champion Motor Graders has specialized in the development of motor graders and attachments for over 25 years. Champion engineering and manufacturing, based in Charlotte, NC, are dedicated to the production of compact and Production Class motor graders that assure customers of the same productivity and quality standards they expect from the best in full-size construction machinery. The Champion line-up now includes seven basic models with operating weights from 12,000 to 24,000 lbs., featuring the full range of single-axle, tandem and all-wheel 4×4 and 6×6 drive systems. Champion continues to develop a growing range of specialized equipment for the road maintenance and paving industry.


For more information on Champion Motor Graders, contact:


Woody Ferrell, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Champion Motor Graders

8844 Mount Holly Road

Charlotte, North Carolina 28214

Telephone: 704-392-1038

Fax: 704-394-0802