Perkins has introduced a fourth engine in the 24-hp class.
The engine company unveiled the Tier 4 Final 403J-11T at The Rental Show, hosted by the American Rental Association (ARA), in Anaheim, California. The new engine delivers 63.4 foot-pounds of torque and is particularly suited to power the small construction equipment that is popular among North American rental fleets.
The 403J-11T is the latest addition to Perkins product range, joining three other 24-hp engines in the line-up that meet Tier 4 Final emission standards, and offers OEMs choice at this power node.
“For this critical power of 24 hp, OEMs need to balance multiple engine characteristics to get the best match for their machines,” said Oliver Lythgoe, marketing manager for small engines at Perkins.
“The 403J-11T will be particularly suitable for machines that need good torque performance, but also need the smallest package possible.
“Many rental companies want to stock the same equipment across the whole of North America and these turbo engines are particularly good for maintaining performance even at high altitudes and across a wide range of temperatures.”
Drawing on more than 85 years of diesel engine experience, the 403J-11T engine is the latest release made possible by major investments by Perkins in small engines. The range is being transformed to include new model introductions, upgrades for the latest world emissions standards and upgrades in power and torque.
However, investments extend beyond new products like the Perkins 403J-11T. Other areas of investment include the creation of new manufacturing lines and implementing automation technologies.
“Our OEM and rental customers appreciate our unique ability to collaborate with them based on their needs, as well as provide them with reliable, quality products,” Andy Zuckerman, Perkins manager of global rental operations said.
Perkins engines are backed by the company’s one-of-a-kind Rental Support Program that help manage the latest emissions standards and improve bottom lines. The Perkins Rental Support Program provides the necessary tools to increase return on investment and enhance the customer experience.
Flexible emission solutions
Perkins Tier 4 Final certified engines allow rental companies and OEMs to use a single supplier for all their engine needs across an entire fleet.
The engines feature a modular design based on a common core at each displacement, which requires little or no custom engineering for equipment sold in less-regulated markets.