Perkins’ new “Syncro” engines offer modular designs, work anywhere in the world

Updated Apr 25, 2016

PerkinsRunning from 2.8 to 3.6 liters, the new “Syncro” line of four-cylinder diesel engines unveiled at Bauma by Perkins offer outputs from 60 to 134 horsepower and an increase in power density of 22 percent over previous models.

One of the goals of the Syncro engines, unveiled at Bauma last week, was to create an engine family with the ability to work anywhere in the world with minimal changes in regards to emissions technology and fuel quality. The engines are designed as a modular product with flexible aftertreatment options and a variety of mounting positions.

The aftertreament systems have been reduced in size by 40 percent and use a compact, two-stage design. The engines are compliant with Tier 4 Final emissions standards in the United States and Stage V emissions regulations coming due in 2019.

The 3.6L engine shows an eight percent improvement in fuel economy and power up to 134 horsepower with 369 lbs.-ft. of torque. The 2.8L turbo aftercooled version cranks up to 74 horsepower and 240 lbs.-ft. of torque.

Perkins says the Syncro engines have 90 percent commonality with current customer interfaces for off-highway machines such as wheel loaders, skid steers, excavators and telehandlers. Production on the new mills will start in the company’s Peterborough, England, factory, but plans are also underway to manufacture them in the Americas and Asia to better support customer’s supply chains.