Perkins has launched the 403F-E17T, a new addition to its popular 400 Series range of engines. Designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards, the engine, which has been shown for the first time at the Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover, Germany, follows in the footsteps of the electronically controlled 4 cylinder variant launched by Perkins in November 2014.
A 1.7 litre turbocharged engine, the 403F-E17T features common rail direct injection and full authority electronics and is already attracting interest from compact equipment manufacturers in sectors such as agriculture and construction, and from the rental market.
The compact package size and sleek engine architecture, featuring a small diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to adopt no-compromise machine designs across many compact applications including small agricultural equipment, wheeled loaders, hydraulic excavators and aerial lift platforms.
The addition of the common rail fuel system and full authority electronics provides a tangible and marked increase in performance and allows OEMs greater flexibility in tailoring the engine to specific applications.
Performance from the turbocharged 403F-E17T is an impressive 30 kW (40 hp) with a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 1800 rpm, while rated speed is up to 2800 rpm. This engine does not require an air-to-air charge cooler, saving valuable space in very tight engine compartments and allowing OEMs to reduce installation cost and complexity.
As a result operators and end users will benefit from class leading torque, better load acceptance and a smooth operation from machines equipped with this 3 cylinder model.
This torque capability has not come at the expense of fuel consumption. Real life testing has shown an 11 percent improvement in specific fuel consumption (SFC) previously gained at Tier 4 Interim.
As with all 400 Series models, ease of servicing is another key benefit with the 403F-E17T, with the DOC only aftertreatment being service free; along with a standard 500 hour service interval for fuel and oil filters.
“The sheer flexibility of this engine in terms of machine integration, performance and ease of service will bring multiple benefits for OEM customers. The 403F-E17T has the torque capability end users crave, while delivering on the fuel savings they want to achieve. This new model retains its compact dimensions, offering customers the ability to transform how their machines perform and operate.”
explains Kate Theobald, 400 Series marketing manager.
The 403F-E17T goes into production at Perkins Griffin, Georgia, U.S. facility in mid-2016.