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All About the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 Engine

What is the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine?

The Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine is from Perkins 1500 series. The 1506A-E88TAG3 is a 6 cylinder, turbocharged, air-to-air charge cooled diesel engine.

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Where is the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine currently manufactured?

It has a 7.0 litre, straight 6 engine which is currently manufactured in the USA and the start of the Perkins build number is LGDF.

The world-class power to weight ratio of this engine has been achieved by using a hydraulic actuated unit injection (HEUI) fuel system which makes it robust for all markets and industries furthermore this engine can be ran at either 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

What is the displacement of the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine?

The engine requires 41 L of oil for lubrication, has a liquid cooled cooling system and a total displacement of 8.8L.

What is the power output of the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine?

The Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 engine can produce 398 horsepower (297 kWm) at 1500 RPM. Oil service intervals are 500 hours as standard.

What power rating does the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine run at?

This engine is available at either Prime (PRP) or Standby (ESP) ratings.

What is the fuel consumption of the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine?

The Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 fuel consumption depends on its load. At 1500 rpm prime power it is has the following fuel consumption (as a percentage of prime power):

  • At 50% it uses 29 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 42 litres/hr
  • At prime power it uses 56 litres/hr
  • At standby power it uses 61 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine?

The dimensions of this Perkins Engine are 1941mm (76") Long, 1013mm (40") Wide and 1366mm (54") high. The cylinders have measurements of 112mm for the bore and 149mm for the stroke. The engine has a (dry) mass of 1136kg.

As viewed from the flywheel end, the rotation of this engine is anti-clockwise.

This engine could be used to supply a variety of power applications in varying conditions set up either at 50Hz or 60Hz. The engine, paired with an alternator, could also be ran in parallel with other generators to increase the total power output produced, meaning this engine could be used on larger jobs.

What customer support is offered with the Perkins 1506A-E88TAG3 diesel engine?

The professional network of Perkins suppliers, distributors and trained engine experts are available to deliver full time service assistance for your Perkins engine. They have a variety of modern web based tools at their disposal to cover technical information, parts identification and ordering systems. The Perkins team are committed to making sure your engine is always performing at its maximum levels.