In developing its strategy for the migration of used Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim engines to countries where fuel quality and sulfur content can vary, Perkins has sought to support its customers with a solution that will maximize the resale value of their used equipment.
“We’ve undertaken extensive testing, analysis and field validation on our Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim engines. Above 130 kW (175 hp), our engine systems will not require any modification to operate in countries with higher sulfur fuel,” says Product Manager Dave Entwistle.
“On our Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim engines under 130 kW (175 hp), we will offer authorized modification processes, including decertification, to remove the aftertreatment, enabling operation in countries with higher fuel sulfur. These modification processes will be made available to customers through their Perkins distributor in 2014.”
In support of the Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim used equipment migration to lesser regulated countries, Perkins is working with many of its distributors in these territories, each of who will have access to service training, parts stock, service tooling and product information, including detailed information on specific modification processes.
Anyone considering buying or modifying a used Perkins powered Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim piece of equipment must understand and adhere to their local regulatory requirements.
“At Perkins we’re used to developing a wide range of engines for our customers, each of whom are operating in a variety of regulatory environments,” says Dave. “We’re very confident that our solutions for our product ranges above and below the 130 kW (175 hp) power rating, will meet customer expectations for use in the vast majority of potential lesser regulated export destinations.”