Hope Services’ Cummins-Powered Push Boat


Cummins Vessel Reference #649

Ready to go to work for Higman.

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.

A comfortable and well laid out wheelhouse.

These Hope Services boats are characterized by spacious engine rooms, tidy accommodations and well laid-out wheelhouses.

One of the pair of Cummins Tier 2 mechanical KTA38 engines.

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:

Jay Henderson
VP/GM Hope Services Inc
24 hour phone: 985 563 7801
Email: jay@hopeservicesinc.com
Web: www.hopeservicesinc.com

Calvin Klotz
V-P Marine Division
Cummins Mid-South Inc.
110 Airline Way
Kenner LA 70062

Alan Haig-Brown

Alan Haig-Brown

Over 30 years as an author for global commercial marine and fishing publications backed with hands-on experience on commercial fishing boats and coastal freighters makes Alan Haig-Brown uniquely qualified to provide vessel reference articles for Cummins Marine. You can find him in shipyards around the world, and on his own website, www.haigbrown.com.

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