This month Rental Management takes a look at engines and engine-related products.
The latest models of the 400 Series engines from Perkins, Peterborough, U.K., meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIB regulations, which come into force in January 2013 in North America for engines above 25 hp and in the EU above 49.5 hp. The 404F-22 four-cylinder, 2.2 liter model is naturally aspirated and produces 48.8 hp at 3,000 rpm and 143Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm.
Cummins aftertreatment system
The Cummins Compact Catalyst aftertreatment system from Cummins, Columbus, Ind., is designed to help meet the new emissions standards for engines from 75 hp to 173 hp. The system does not have a particulate filter, electronic controls or lamps and regenerations. The company says it is the only fully passive aftertreatment system for engines below 174 hp.
John Deere Power Systems engine
The PowerTech™ M 4.5L engine from John Deere Power Systems, Waterloo, Iowa, meets Interim Tier 4 emissions regulations without the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) or an exhaust filter, the company says. The model features a power rating of 74 hp, a two-valve cylinder head, a fixed geometry turbocharger and mechanical controls. John Deere offers an Interim Tier 4 engine lineup in 2.4L, 4.5L, 6.8L, 9.0L and 13.5L displacements, with a power range of 36 kW to 448 kW (48 hp to 600 hp).
Briggs & Stratton single-cylinder engine
The Vanguard™ single-cylinder engines from Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, feature a single lever, TransportGuard™ system, which simultaneously shuts off fuel and the ignition. The company says the system helps eliminate human error and fuel stays where it belongs during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, cylinder wash down or crankcase