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Perkins Syncro 1.7 and 2.8 Litre Compact Engines – Tailor Made for Reliable Power

Fri March 17, 2017 - National Edition

Compact reliability: Perkins® Syncro 1.7 and 2.8 litre compact engines are tailor made for compact construction machines.
Compact reliability: Perkins® Syncro 1.7 and 2.8 litre compact engines are tailor made for compact construction machines.

Perkins' durable 1.7 and 2.8 engines have been designed and tested to consistently meet the demands faced by today's compact construction machinery.

Performance from the 3 cylinder turbocharged Perkins Syncro 1.7 litre is a 29 kW (39 hp) with a maximum torque of 120 Nm at 1,800 rpm, with rated speeds up to 2,800 rpm. The engine, along with the 2.2 litre, 4 cylinder variant, features common rail direct injection and full authority electronics and meet EU Stage IIIB, U.S. EPA Tier IV Final emissions standards.

The compact package size and sleek engine architecture of the 1.7 and 2.2 models features a rear-mounted small diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), allowing customers to adopt no-compromise machine designs across many compact applications including skid steer loaders, aerial work platforms, lift booms, wheeled loaders, hydraulic excavators and rollers.

Operators and end users will benefit from class leading torque, better load acceptance and smooth operation from machines equipped with these engines. Ease of servicing is another key benefit, with the DOC only aftertreatment being service free; along with a standard 500 hour service interval for fuel and oil filters global emissions standards including Stage V, Tier IV Final.

Engineered to integrate perfectly into more than 80 different machine models, the 2.8 litre common rail engine, available as a turbocharged and a turbocharged aftercooled variant, delivers the performance, value and reliability Perkins' customers expect to help them access new markets and support their business growth, according to the manufacturer.

The high power and torque density of the 2.8 and 3.6 litre models will give equipment manufacturers the opportunity to move to smaller, more compact engines. The great fuel consumption, fast response and electronic integration they need to differentiate their machines is achieved through an increase in power density of 22 percent when downsizing.

The Perkins Syncro 2.8 litre benefits from a suite of technologies including a common rail fuel system, electronic control, advanced air systems and flexible aftertreatment configurations, with an array of engine and off-engine mounted options for optimised packaging in all machines.

The modular design ensures the 2.8 litre model's ease of integration into existing – and future – generations of off-highway machines including wheeled loaders, telehandlers and excavators.

“The sheer flexibility of the Perkins Syncro compact engine range in terms of machine integration, performance and ease of service will bring multiple benefits to our customers,” explained David Nicoll, global marketing director. “This compact and durable engine range will not only enhance the proud reputation of Perkins in North America, but also the great machines that our engines power.

“Perkins offers comprehensive assistance at every step of the machine development process, ranging from technical integration workshops and prototype solutions to fully validated, tailored hardware.”

Manufacturing of the 2.8 and the 3.6 litre models will start on a proven production line in Peterborough, UK, while the 1.7 and 2.2 litre engines are manufactured at our Griffin, Ga., facility. This multi-region production capability provides equipment manufacturers short, consistent lead times and the business stability they value.

The Perkins Syncro compact engine range, as with all Perkins engines, is supported by the global Perkins distribution network. Perkins distributors provide customers with a consistently high level of service, support and advice, wherever a Perkins engine is in operation around the world.

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