Perkins Unveils Syncro Line of Engines

The Perkins Syncro range of diesel engines provides choice and flexibility for compact machine development.

Delivering 39 to134 hp and 88.5 to 368 lb.-ft. of torque, Perkins’ 1.7-, 2.2-, 2.8-, and 3.6-liter engines integrate perfectly with OEM machine design and deliver the right value and performance to support business growth.

The 1.7 and 2.8 engines have been tested to consistently meet the demands faced by today’s compact construction machinery.

The 3-cylinder turbocharged Perkins Syncro 1.7-liter engine delivers 39 hp with a maximum torque of 88.5 ft.-lb. at 1,800 rpm, with rated speeds up to 2,800 rpm. The engine, along with the 2.2-liter, 4-cylinder variant, features common rail direct injection and full-authority electronics. Both meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

The compact 1.7 and 2.2 models feature a small, rear-mounted diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), allowing customers to adopt no-compromise machine designs across many compact applications including skid steer loaders, aerial work platforms, boom lifts, wheeled loaders, hydraulic excavators, and rollers.

Users will benefit from class-leading torque, better load acceptance, and smooth operation.

For ease of maintenance, the DOC after-treatment requires no servicing, and the standard service interval for fuel and oil filters is 500 hours.

Perkins plays a leading role in construction and rental markets around the world,” said Chris Snodgrass, vice president global sales, marketing, service, and parts. “Our engines are trusted by equipment manufacturers looking for flexibility, reliability, ease of use and low cost of ownership. The addition of the Perkins Syncro 1.7, 2.2, 2.8 and 3.6 liter compact range of engines to our already world-class engine portfolio, further strengthens our offering to the market.”

Part of the Perkins Syncro compact range, the 4-cylinder 2.8-liter diesel engine delivers 74 hp, up to 240 lb.-ft. of torque, and meets multiple global emission standards, including Tier 4 Final.

Engineered to integrate well into more than 80 machine models, the 2.8-liter common-rail engine, available as a turbocharged and a turbocharged aftercooled variant, delivers the performance, value, and reliability our customers expect.

The high power and torque density of the 2.8- and 3.6-liter models will give equipment manufacturers the opportunity to move to smaller, more compact engines. Low fuel consumption, fast response, and electronic integration come from a 22% increase in power density.

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

The modular design ensures the 2.8-liter 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. Press Release

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-liter models will start on a proven production line in Peterborough, UK, while the 1.7- and 2.2-litre engines are manufactured at the company’s Griffin, Ga., facility. Multi-region production capability provides equipment manufacturers short, consistent lead times.