Biggest Engine in Perkins Syncro Line-Up Displayed for First Time in the U.S.

Thu February 01, 2018 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final and EU Stage V emissions standards, the Perkins Syncro 3.6- liter engine delivers a powerful 134 hp (100 kW).
Designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final and EU Stage V emissions standards, the Perkins Syncro 3.6- liter engine delivers a powerful 134 hp (100 kW).

The Perkins line-up of four Perkins Syncro common rail electronic diesel engines is topped by the four cylinder Perkins Syncro 3.6-liter unit that was displayed for the first time in North America at the World of Concrete Show.

The range includes the Perkins Syncro 1.7, 2.2, 2.8 and 3.6 liter products, delivering from 39 -134 hp (29 -100 kW) of power and between 120 - 550 Nm torque. The Perkins Syncro 3.6-liter engine provides those top numbers — up to 134 hp and 550 Nm. The Perkins Syncro 1.7 liter is a three-cylinder engine; the others have four cylinders.

Key to the Perkins Syncro range capabilities: all are U.S. EPA Tier IV Final and EU Stage V certified. And they are also “good to go” in lesser-regulated countries, too, due to a common core.

The Perkins Syncro 3.6 Globally Prepared

“Perkins is globally prepared with the Perkins Syncro 3.6-liter engine,” said David Nicoll, director of marketing and dealer operations.

“Our engine is modular, which enables original equipment manufacturers to meet all global emissions standards from one core platform, including U.S. Tier IV Final, EU Stage V, Tier III for lesser regulated areas, and beyond. This enables OEMs to design their machine once, for multiple territories, saving valuable development expense.”

“It's also designed for OEMs with tough applications in mind — and it allows them to downsize their machine's engine space at the same time adding efficiency. Taking advantage of electronic turbocharging ensures the Perkins Syncro 3.6 liter responds faster when the operator requires extra power and torque on the job site,” he said.

Nicoll said the engine is already running with a number of European Stage V as well as North American OEMs in prototype stages; North American customers, in particular, will benefit from that experience as the engine comes on line at the company's manufacturing center in Peterborough, UK.

“We're also developing capacity to manufacture the engine globally, including in the United States. Ultimately the multi-region production capability will provide OEMs with short, consistent lead times and the business stability they value.”

The Standard for Quiet

Perkins customers appreciate a quiet engine.

“So much so,” said Nicoll, “that we have designed-in quietness from the product's inception. In back-to-back testing versus our previous generation engine, the Perkins Syncro 3.6 liter is 4 dB quieter at lower engine speeds and 3 dB quieter at full load.”

In his role of director of marketing, Nicoll also “looks after” the Perkins Syncro 2.8-liter engine that was shown first at Conexpo 2017. The Perkins Syncro 2.8 liter combined with the Perkins Syncro 3.6 liter provide similar flexibility — and together they are targeted at such off-highway machines as wheeled loaders, tractors, telehandlers and excavators.

“We've engineered these products to integrate into more than 80 different customer machine models,” he said. “These engines, along with their smaller Perkins Syncro counterparts, have a bright future.”

The new Perkins Syncro 3.6 liter, like all Perkins engines, is supported by Perkins global distribution network that provides a uniformly high level of service, parts availability and technical expertise anywhere in the world.

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