Perkins Engines Company Ltd.

At Agritechnica 2019 Perkins is building on its promise to develop outstanding solutions for agricultural customers with the launch of its second new compact engine — the Perkins Syncro 2.2 litre — designed exclusively for tractors. While the Perkins Syncro 1.7, 2.2, 2.8 and 3.6 L industrial engines already meet the needs of a broad range of farm machinery, Perkins made a promise to expand its offering to include solutions specifically tailored for tractors at some of the market's key power nodes.

Perkins offers a comprehensive range of overhaul solutions for agricultural engines, all of which are designed to deliver maximum performance from the engine and machine and reduce the risk of disruptive downtime. For farmers, having a machine out of service can mean lost productivity, revenue and profits.

Over the last decade, Perkins has made significant investments in hybrid and electrification research and has recently released a range of technologies that can add real value to agricultural machine manufacturers as it develops the next generation of farm machines.

Perkins Engines Company Limited, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., announced David Nicoll has joined the industrial large engine department as product manager. Effective Nov. 1, 2019, he is leading global strategy, product introductions and lifecycle management for Industrial 9.3 to 18 liter engines at the Mossville facility in Illinois.

The free Perkins My Engine App, which has already had more than 140,000 downloads, is now providing end users with access to engine service, maintenance and workshop manuals for UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA or below engines. Service, maintenance and workshop manuals are a critical tool used when servicing and maintaining an engine and include information on: Disassembly and Assembly Electrical System Systems Operation, Test and Adjust Specifications Troubleshooting Guide Operation and Maintenance "Up to now, manuals have always been available in paper format, but as changes are frequently made, it can be difficult for us to ensure end users always have the latest information when they require it," said Matt O'Sullivan, general manager — aftermarket.

Perkins is showcasing its complete EU Stage V engine range, future technologies and aftermarket services and digital solutions at bauma Munich, April 8 to 14, 2019. Choice and customer collaboration, providing the right solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will be central themes on the stand as Perkins exhibits its widest choice of engines for today and for the future.

Given the significance of the rental business, Perkins Engines Company Limited has added a dedicated position to develop and drive a go-to-market rental strategy. Andy Zuckerman, currently Americas sales director, has accepted the newly created global rental manager position.