List of Perkins Engines

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Perkins has been a leader in the design and manufacture of gas and diesel engines for over 75 years. Perkins maintains a variety of dependable engines for industrial use while continuing research and development on new designs and concepts to keep up with ever-changing demands.


Industrial-powered engines are high-performance engines designed for heavy-duty applications. The 1000 Series is a line of air-cooled engines that are turbocharged with natural aspiration. These engines are used for heavy construction. The 1100 Series is comprised of engines ranging from 49 horsepower to 250 horsepower with single side servicing. The 1300 Series consists of 7.6 litre and 8.7 litre engines targeted toward industrial sectors needing electrical power generation. The 400 Series is a line of naturally aspirated, water-cooled engines for light agriculture and construction use. The 800 Series is a line of mid-sized engines with precise engine control, cutting-edge technology and reasonable cost of ownership.

Gen Set-powered

Gen Set engines are the newest development from Perkins in their ever striving goal to revolutionise industrial engines. Gen Set engines are more environmentally-sound without losing power and strength. They are designed to provide an alternative and more dependable power source in a time where more frequent power outages are requiring standby power sources. Gen Set engines offer a comprehensive set of options in their product line. The 1000 series is a line of turbocharged engines that are naturally aspirated with air to charge cooling systems. These engines are suitable for power generation and construction applications. The 1100 Series offers four levels of compliant engines for tailored solutions. These engines come in 3, 4 and 6 cylinder formats with high power, torque and a low ownership cost. The 1300 Series is a line of 6 cylinder engines that are turbocharged and turbo-cooled. These engines were designed with electrical power generation and industrial applications in mind. The 2000 Series is comprised of inline 6 cylinder engines for industrial use. The 400 Series consists of 2, 3 and 4 cylinder water-cooled engines of compact size suitable for agriculture, lawn and garden, construction and general industrial applications. The 4000 Series carries a line of 6, 8, 12 and 16 cylinder diesel engines for the power generation market.


Gas-powered engines are traditional and functional. Perkins offers a single line of gas-powered engines, the 4000 Series. This line includes 6, 8, 12 and 16 cylinder turbocharged, spark-ignited gas engines with exceptional power to weight ratio.

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