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The 8 cylinder Perkins 4008 range gives you the versatility you need in today's power generation market. The range's diesel ElectropaK engines/Electro Units deliver 849-1022 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 4008 engines have exceptional power-to-weight ratios and compact designs, making them simple to transport and install.


30 litre

849-1022 kVA

Designed for use in unregulated territories

Power Rating

Mechanical Output 606-947 kWm 606-947 kWm Less
Electrical Output 694-1100 kVA (555-1000 kWe) 694-1100 kVA (555-1000 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 1865.0 in³ 30.6 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 Lubricating Capacity 43.8 gal (US) 165.6 l Less
Combustion System Direct injection Direct injection Less
Compression Ratio 13.6:1 13.6:1 Less
Total Coolant Capacity 42.8 gal (US) 162.0 l Less
Cycle 4 stroke 4 stroke Less
Cooling System Liquid Liquid Less
Number of Cylinders 8 inline 8 inline Less

Engine Dimensions*

Maximum Dry Weight 9612.1 lb 4360.0 kg Less
Maximum Width 80.5 in 2046.0 mm Less
Minimum Length 146.0 in 3711.0 mm Less
Minimum Height 81.3 in 2067.0 mm Less
Minimum Dry Weight 8223.2 lb 3730.0 kg Less
Maximum Height 88.9 in 2258.0 mm Less
Maximum Length 154.9 in 3935.0 mm Less
Minimum Width 64.2 in 1630.0 mm Less

Optional equipment

Options for your 4008 range diesel engines include:

•    Tropical radiator, including water pipes, clips and hoses, fan, fan guards and bolts

•    Twin heavy-duty air cleaners – paper element with pre-cleaner

•    Changeover lubrication oil filter

•    Changeover fuel oil filter

•    Immersion heater with thermostat

•    Air starters

•    Instrument panel

Reliable power

The 4008 range engines provide 884-1250 kVA generator output.

The 8 cylinder option in the 4000 Series, the 4008 range engines can be supplied with cooling systems for either tropical or temperate environments to meet your needs, whatever your location.

Economical and durable, the engines give you excellent power-to-weight ratios, outstanding load acceptance and improved gas emissions.

4008TAG Standard Equipment

Air inlet system
  • Mounted air filters and turbochargers

Cooling system
  • Crankshaft pulley for fan drive
  • Gear driven circulating pump
  • Twin thermostats

Electrical equipment
  • 24 volt combined high coolant temperature/low oil pressure switch
  • 24 volt Electronic Shut Off Solenoid (ESOS) (energised to run)
  • 24 volt starter motor and 24 volt/40 amp alternator with integral regulator and DC output
  • Overspeed switch and magnetic pickup
  • Turbine inlet temperature shutdown switch

Flywheels and flywheel housing
  • Flywheel to SAE J620 size 18
  • SAE 0 flywheel housing

Fuel system
  • Full flow spin-on fuel oil filters
  • Electronic governor to ISO 3046 Part 4 class A1
  • Unit fuel injectors with lift pump and hand stop control

Oil system
  • Engine jacket water/lubricating oil temperature stabiliser
  • Full flow spin-on oil filters
  • Wet sump with filler and dipstick