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 is no longer seen as simply a standby source
– it’s seriously considered for prime applications by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users. The 4000 Series is tough and durable, provides consistent performance in the harshest conditions, and is proving to be a constant, reliable electric power source for prime applications all over the world. At Perkins, we sell hundreds of 4000 Series engines every year into the prime power market. We’ve built more than 50,000 4000 Series engines for some of the world’s biggest businesses, and up to 30 percent of those are for prime use in the electric power sector.
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.
Simon Gray, product marketing
manager, says: “For more than 20 years, Perkins has made major investments in the design and manufacture of the 4000 Series. The heritage of the 4000 Series diesel and gas engines goes back to the early 1990s.
“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. 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 range represents excellent value
for money, and Perkins is so confident about its reliability that it has extended
warranties to: l One year of unlimited hours; l Two years or 6,000 hours for prime
power users; l And three years or 1,500 hours (with a maximum of 500 hours per year)
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.” l To find out more and see the 4000 Series video visit