Perkins® 4000 Series prime – the power of evolution

Perkins® 4000 Series prime – the power of evolution

The steady evolution of the powerful 4000 Series has taken place over a number of years, thanks to significant investment from Perkins. Its development means the engine, often regarded as a standby source, is also being seriously considered for prime applications by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users.

Tough and durable, the 4000 Series provides consistent performance in the harshest conditions, and has proved itself to be a constant, reliable power source for prime applications all over the world. 

Over the years Perkins has built more than 50,000 4000 Series engines for some of the world’s biggest businesses; up to 30 percent of which are used in prime power installations.  

Constant power is critical to people’s lives and livelihoods. And whether it’s for powering hospitals, telecoms, data centres or manufacturing plants, the 4000 Series provides dependable power 24/7, 365 days a year.

The high performance range includes diesel and gas engines, from 6 to 16 cylinders, with exceptional power-to-weight ratios and a compact design. The engines are easy to transport, install and maintain.

Total transformation

For more than 20 years, Perkins has made major investments in the design and manufacture of the 4000 Series. The 4000 Series platform was seen very much as a standby only engine in the market. But over more than 20 years, Perkins has made major investments in the design and manufacture of the 4000 Series. The current platform is so far removed from the original that it’s virtually unrecognisable. We launched the 4008 at the end of 2015 and, alongside the revamp of the 4006, 4012 and 4016, this completes the overall product line-up.
Simon Gray, product marketing manager

Perkins is so confident about the reliability of the 4000 Series that it has extended warranties to:

  • One year of unlimited hours;
  • Two years or 6,000 hours for prime power users;
  • And three years or 1,500 hours (with a maximum of 500 hours per year) for standby.

Simon added: “We have a programme of continuous improvement in place focused on the design of components such as seals, gaskets, injectors and valves, to continually increase the performance, reliability and durability of our engines.

“Today the 4000 Series is all about quality and reliability. Not just for standby, but for prime. Where quality and reliability are paramount, you can depend on the Perkins 4000 Series to keep the power on… permanently.”

To discover more about the 4000 Series visit www.perkins.com/primepower