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@BICES: Perkins To Launch 4.4 L Diesel

Posted on October 8, 2013

Perkins will launch a new electronic 4.4 L, four-cylinder engine at the upcoming BICES show in Beijing, China. The new 1104D-E44 is designed to offer higher levels of fuel tolerance and operational robustness while meeting EPA Tier 3 equivalent/EU Stage 3a emission standards, Perkins said.

The 1104D-E44 diesel will be available in two versions. The 1104D-E44T is a turbocharged unit offering power ratings of 80.4 hp (60 kW) to 99.9 hp (74.5 kW), while the 1104D-E44TA is a turbocharged aftercooled engine that tops out at 142.1 hp (106 kW) at 2200 rpm, with peak torque of 410 lb. ft. (556 Nm) at 1400 rpm.

Designed and built at Perkins Wuxi, China, facility the new model has been engineered to specifically combat the problems of varying fuel quality. A new upgraded fuel system increases tolerance to poor quality diesel, supported by improved filtration to capture debris, Perkins said.

The new electronically controlled model shares many of the components of the mechanical version, which Perkins said allows equipment manufacturers to move seamlessly from one emissions tier to the next, while optimizing fuel economy and boosting overall machine performance thanks to the common rail fuel injection system.

Suitable for all major applications in construction, agriculture and electric power, Perkins said the 1104D-E44T/TA offers a variety of build options for specific machine groups, enhancing its versatility in terms of integration and ongoing maintenance. Industrial Open Power Unit (IOPU) and generator set versions will be available when production begins in the in the latter half of 2014.The company is working on a specific structured platform for tractors for 2015.

At BICES 2013, the 1104D-E44TA will be accompanied by Perkins full line up of Wuxi-built Tier 3 equivalent/Stage 3a engines including the compact 404D-22T, the mechanical 1104D-44T, the electronic 1106D-E70TA and the mechanical 1106D-70TA. The company will also be displaying its latest Tier 4 final/Stage 4 engine, the 1206F-E70TA.

See Perkins at: Booth A0611.