Perkins Announces Engine Migration Strategy
Perkins has announced that its Stage 3b/Tier 4 interim engines above 130 kW (175 hp) won’t require any modification to operate in countries with higher sulphur fuel. Additionally, the company said that on Stage 3b/Tier 4 interim engines under 130 kW it will “offer authorized modification processes, including decertification, to remove the aftertreatment, enabling operation in countries with higher fuel sulphur. These modification processes will be made available to customers through their Perkins distributor in 2014.”
In support of the Stage 3b/ Tier 4 interim used equipment migration to lesser regulated countries, Perkins added that it is working with many of its distributors in these territories, each of who will have access to service training, parts stock, service tooling and product information, including detailed information on specific modification processes.
In developing its strategy for the migration of used Stage 3b/Tier 4 interim engines to countries where fuel quality and sulphur content can vary, the company said it has sought to support its customers with a solution that will maximize the resale value of used equipment.