Cummins Hotips#649 November 2011
The Ford F-150 pick-up truck is said to be the best selling vehicle in America. It seems likely that Hope Services’ Cummins-powered push boat could well be the best selling vessel of its class in America. On November 12, 2011 the Dulac, Louisiana shipyard delivered Hull Number 144. Of these hulls, all but three have been Cummins-powered push boats. As with the F-150 there have been some model variations and improvements over the years, but the latest version seems to have exceeded them all for design practicality and functional good looks.
These Hope Services boats are characterized by spacious engine rooms, tidy accommodations and well laid-out wheelhouses.
With a 34-foot beam on her 98-foot overall length, the towboat Orange is a little larger than some of Hope Services earlier models. A pair of modern Cummins Tier 2, mechanical KTA38-M1 diesels delivers 1000 horsepower each to make this a powerful pusher for the growing Higman Barge Lines Inc. fleet.
All photos courtesy of Hope Services
For further information contact:
VP/GM Hope Services Inc
24 hour phone 985-563-7801
“Providing Shipyard /fabrication
and heavy lift dock services
V-P Marine Division
Cummins Mid-South Inc.
110 Airline Way
Kenner LA 70062