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Global Plans For Perkins China-Built Diesel

Posted on November 13, 2013

Perkins has launched a new electronic 4.4 L, 4-cylinder engine designed and built at its expanding Wuxi, China operations.

Perkins has introduced the Tier 3/Stage 3a 1104D-E44 engine which is available in two versions; the 1104D-E44T is a turbocharged unit offering power ratings of 80.4 hp (60 kW) up to 99.9 hp (74.5 kW), while the more powerful 1104D-E44TA is a turbocharged aftercooled model that tops out at 142.1 hp (106 kW) at 2200 rpm, with peak torque of 410 ft. lbs. at 1400 rpm.

According to Perkins, the engine is available worldwide and is suitable for applications in construction, agriculture equipment, as well as power generation uses.

The new engine offers a variety of build options for specific machine groups. Further, industrial open power unit (IOPU) and generator set versions will be available when production begins in the in the second half of 2014. The company is working on a specific structured platform for tractors for 2015.