403F-E17T Industrial Diesel Engine

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The 400 Series is a proven family of engines designed to give you optimised performance and robust technology appropriate for the smaller engine sector .

The series is designed to meet EU Stage IIIA/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim as well as the more recent Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Final emission standards.

If you're looking for additional power, the 3 cylinder 1.7 litre 403-17 model provides up to 30 kW (40.2 hp) from an engine that is ideal for a wide range of small off-highway applications. Its dimensions and ease of installation will help you to integrate it into machinery, with good service access.


1.7 litre, 3 cylinder

30 kW (40.2 hp)

Designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards

A compact turbocharged engine with fully electronic fuel system offering you the ability to meet the latest emission standards with a compact package

Power Rating

Maximum Power 40.2 HP 30.0 kW Less
Maximum Torque 92.2 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm 125.0 Nm @ 2800 rpm Less
Minimum Power 33.5 HP 25.0 kW Less
Rated Speed 2800 rpm 2800 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final Less


Bore 3.3 in 84.0 mm Less
Stroke 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Displacement 103.7 in³ 1.7 l Less
Aspiration Turbocharged Turbocharged Less
Rotation from Flywheel End Anti-clockwise Anti-clockwise Less
Cycle 4 stroke 4 stroke Less
Number of Cylinders 3 inline 3 inline Less
Combustion System Direct injection Direct injection Less
Compression Ratio 18:1 18:1 Less
Cooling System Liquid Liquid Less

Engine Dimensions*

Dry Weight 419.0 lb 190.0 kg Less
Height 28.9 in 736.0 mm Less
Width 21.4 in 545.0 mm Less
Length 25.2 in 640.0 mm Less


Note 1 *Final dimensions dependent on selected options *Final dimensions dependent on selected options Less

Aftertreatment Dimensions* - DOC

Diameter 6.1 in 155.0 mm Less
Length 16.0 in 408.4 mm Less

A lifetime of low cost

The 400 Series offers highly competitive performance and fuel economy. Through appropriate use of technology, these engines have been designed to be reliable and to offer low cost of ownership in the wide variety of markets they serve.

Across an extensive power band, the 400 Series range offers you the ability to configure a solution to your specific machine, territory and market requirements.

Overlapping power bands between models and an extensive range of options gives the opportunity to optimise performance and functionality, adding customer value to the application.

We provide one year warranties for constant speed engines and two year warranties for variable speed models as standard.

As a 400 Series end user, you also benefit from Perkins world class product support and service coverage that comes from being a full range power solutions provider

Compact design

The compact design of these engines makes them suitable for a range of applications, including skid steer loaders, mini excavators, wheel loaders, welders, lift platforms, lighting towers, small tractors, air compressors, turf care machinery and materials handling machinery.

Each of the six core engines in the 400 Series is configured for either Stage IIIA/Tier 4 Interim or Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Final emission standards, giving you flexibility depending on your market.

Performance and refinement

The 400 Series lineup gives you a seamless power range of 8.2-50 kW (11-67 hp) in 2, 3 and 4 cylinder models designed with a family look and feel. The range offers a wide variety of ratings and configurations that can be tailored to meet the most exacting needs.

The selective use of indirect and direct injection fuel systems enables Perkins to offer world-class engine refinement and low noise levels.

403F-E17T Industrial Diesel Engine Standard Equipment

Air inlet system
  • Turbocharged and turbocharged aftercooled configurations
  • Induction manifold

Control system
  • Alternator 12 volts, 85 amp
  • Electronic control module – chassis mounted
  • Flexible and configurable software features and well supported SAE J1939 CAN bus enables highly integrated machines
  • Glow plug starting aid
  • Off engine mounted ECU
  • Starter motor 12 volts
  • Waterproofed wiring harness connectors and sensors

Cooling system
  • Belt-driven coolant pump
  • Cooling fan
  • Fan drive

Fuel system
  • Electronic 2000 bar common rail fuel system
  • Pintle nozzle injectors
  • Spin-on fuel filter with water detector

Oil system
  • Oil sump
  • Spin-on oil filter

Power take off (PTO)
  • SAE A PTO drive

  • Cast iron engine block
  • Engine mountings
  • Block heater

Aftertreatment equipment
  • DOC - Diesel Oxidation Catalyst