The new engine, says Perkins, will keep the reliability and performance of the current 4008TAG range but at an increased power rating 1250 kVA – an output usually expected from a 12 cylinder engine.

The smaller and lighter engine lowers installation and logistics costs while delivering up to an 8% improvement in fuel consumption, says Perkins. The new 4008-30TAG also extends the capabilities of the current 4008 range, enabling it to perform without derating, at up to 3000 metres elevation. "This is a powerful package which gives generator set manufacturers the benefit of more power from a smaller engine," said Simon Gray, electric power marketing manager.

The 4000 Series comes with a warranty of one year unlimited hours, or two years/ 6000 hours in prime power mode or three years (up to 500 hours per year) as standby.