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The 6 cylinder Perkins 4006 range gives you the versatility you need in today's power generation market. The range's diesel ElectropaK engines/Electro Units deliver 750-900 kVA and are supplied with or without radiator and air cleaner. This engine has proven reliability in prime and standby installations in all of the key sectors, such as manufacturing facilities, hospitals, and data centres. The 4006 engines have exceptional power-to-weight ratios and compact designs, making them simple to transport and install.


23 litre

750-900 kVA generator output

Designed to meet ½ TA Luft (1986) emission standards

Power Rating

Mechanical Output 501-795 kWm 501-795 kWm Less
Electrical Output 600-900 kVA (480-720 kWe) 600-900 kVA (480-720 kWe) Less
Rated Speed 1500/1800 rpm 1500/1800 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions Unregulated Unregulated Less


Bore 6.3 in 160.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.5 in 190.0 mm Less
Displacement 1399.0 in³ 23.0 l Less
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air charge cooled Turbocharged and air-to-air charge cooled Less
Rotation from Flywheel End Anti-clockwise Anti-clockwise Less
Total Coolant Capacity 31.7 gal (US) 120.0 l Less
Total Lubricating Capacity 30.0 gal (US) 113.4 l Less
Cooling System Liquid Liquid Less
Compression Ratio 13.6:1 13.6:1 Less
Cycle 4 stroke 4 stroke Less
Combustion System Direct injection Direct injection Less
Number of Cylinders 6 inline 6 inline Less

Engine Dimensions*

Width 67.2 in 1706.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Approximate 5564.5 lb 2524.0 kg Less
Height 83.7 in 2125.0 mm Less
Length 115.2 in 2927.0 mm Less

Dependable power

•    Individual 4 valve cylinder heads giving optimised gas flows

•    Unit fuel injectors ensure ultra fine fuel atomisation and hence controlled rapid combustion

•    Commonality of components with other engines in the 4000 Series family for reduced stocking levels

•    Capable emissions of 1/2 TA Luft (1986)

Low operating costs

•    Oil change service intervals are set at 500 hours as standard

•    Designed to provide low cost of ownership, simple maintenance and reduced downtime

•    Class leading warranty.

Prime power - 12 months unlimited hours. For engines that operate less than 6,000 hours the warranty is available for two years or until the application reaches 6,000 hours (whichever is sooner).

Standby power - three years or 1,500 hours (whichever is sooner).

•    Perkins Platinum Protection - comprehensive cover from as little as 5 percent* of the cost of your engine. Talk to your local distributor or visit www.perkins.com/platinum protection for more details

World class product support

•    Our experienced global network of distributors and dealers, fully trained engine experts deliver total service support around the clock, 365 days a year. They have a comprehensive suite of web based tools at their disposal, covering technical information, parts identification and ordering systems, all dedicated to maximising the productivity of your engine

•    Perkins actively pursues product support excellence by insisting our distribution network invest in their territory to provide customers with a consistent quality of support across the globe

•    Throughout the entire life of a Perkins engine, we provide access to genuine parts giving 100% reassurance that you receive the very best in terms of quality for lowest possible cost, wherever your Perkins powered machine is operating in the world. To find your local distributor: www.perkins.com/distributor

4006-23TAG Standard Equipment

Air inlet system
  • Mounted air filter and turbocharger

Cooling system
  • Radiator supplied loose incorporating air-to-air charge cooler
  • System designed for ambients up to 50ºC (122ºF)
  • Twin thermostats, water pump

Electrical equipment
  • 24V starter motor, 24V alternator with integral voltage regulator and DC output
  • High coolant temperature protection switch
  • Low oil pressure protection switch
  • Turbine inlet temperature protection

Flywheel and housing
  • SAE ‘0' flywheel housing
  • SAE J620 size 18 flywheel

Fuel system
  • Digital governing to ISO 8528-5 Class G2 with isochronous capability
  • Direct fuel injection system with fuel lift pump
  • Full flow spin-on filters

Lubrication system
  • Full flow spin-on oil filters
  • Wet full aluminium sump with filler and dipstick

Optional equipment
  • 4 meter wiring harness
  • Exhaust counter flanges
  • Immersion heater
  • Secondary electric start
  • Single exhaust outlet pipe
  • Temperate radiator kit