said a "no-buy" pattern predicted for the fourth quarter
this year by diesel engine competitor Caterpillar Inc. is an unrealistic
claim amid obvious signs that the U.S. economy is recovering,
Stark's News Service Interactive reports.
believes that it is unrealistic to expect a 'no-buy' in the fourth
quarter. In the macro-economy, freight is up, manufacturing is
up, and the economy as a whole is pulling out of recession.
will be moving freight and trucking companies will need to buy
equipment to satisfy their customers. We have a certified and
compliant engine ready for the fourth quarter that our customers
are going to love. The performance and durability is there, and
it will continue to have industry-leading fuel economy,"
a Cummins spokesman said.
diesel engine buying patterns in North America could replicate
similar patterns that have previously occurred within the market
prior to new emissions standards, Cummins said.
has shown that 'pre-buys' before emissions hurdles tend to be
more exaggerated on the front end than the reality proves to be.
We believe the 'pre-buy' that people are talking about now is
exaggerated and will not change long-term buying patterns,"
the Cummins spokesman was quoted as saying.
Caterpillar earlier announced it sued Cummins challenging EPA's
certification of Cummins' ISX engine, claiming Cummins' engines
rely on devices that bypass emissions-reduction technology.