Perkins returns to Agritechnica with an exciting line up of engines and services that demonstrate its commitment to the agricultural sector. With many of its own customers exhibiting and thousands of users of Perkins-powered equipment visiting the show, the company will be promoting the very latest advances in its agricultural product line-up. Of particular interest will be the launch of a new compact engine, whose power and torque benefits will be of particular interest to manufacturers and end users.
In addition Perkins will also be talking about its product support capability, its extensive European distributor and service network and showcasing its work with a variety of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). With an eye to the future, experts will be discussing the company’s readiness for the forthcoming EU Stage V.
Features on the stand will include a selection of Stage IV engines – the 854F-E34TA and 1204F-E44TA models – as well as the Stage IIIA 1104D-44TA, a mechanical 4 cylinder engine targeted at OEMs whose machines are used in less highly regulated countries, such as Turkey.
Since its launch in 2013, the 854F-E34TA has proved popular with OEMs thanks to its class-leading performance, installation flexibility and dependability, with end users appreciating its productivity and economy.
Capable of 90 kW with a maximum torque of 490 Nm thanks to its single stage turbo with smart wastegate, this compact, 4 cylinder, 3.4 litre unit incorporates specially optimised Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. Packaged separately from the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) module, the SCR module can be mounted in either a horizontal or vertical position, giving OEMs greater installation flexibility in the engine bay.
Space saving is further enhanced through the absence of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), enabled by the introduction of a four valve cylinder head and increasing the common rail fuel pressure to 1800 bar. The combination improves in-cylinder combustion thereby reducing particulate formation.
For OEMs wanting higher power the single turbo, aftercooled 1204F-E44TA produces 110 kW, delivering improved fuel economy while offering great power and torque. Its compact aftertreatment comprises an integrated DOC/SCR module, which removes the need for any regeneration strategy for soot, since the formulation of particulate emissions is prevented in the combustion process.
The small size of the DOC/SCR module means it can be mounted in a variety of remote locations, freeing up valuable space in the engine bay, especially in more compact equipment.
For OEMs whose machines are used in less highly regulated regions, the powerful 1104D-44TA is a turbocharged, aftercooled model that tops out at 83 kW at 2400 rpm, with peak torque of 418 Nm at 1400 rpm.
The engine has been engineered to combat the problems of varying fuel quality. A new upgraded fuel system increases tolerance to poor quality diesel, supported by improved filtration to capture any debris present. Thanks to the common rail fuel injection system, fuel economy has been optimised and overall machine performance boosted.
Commenting on Perkins return to agriculture’s leading exhibition Natalie Lucia, EAME regional marketing manager, said: “Agritechnica remains a key platform for our customers and us. It’s a great opportunity to introduce our new engine, display some of our popular current models and talk about our successes with a large number of farm equipment OEMs. We will have a number of experts on the stand to answer any questions that visitors might have whether it be the value of using genuine parts or clarifying what Stage V means for the industry.”