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Diesel Engines meet emissions requirements.

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April 23, 2002 - Series 1100 diesel engines conform to EU and North America Stage 2/Tier 2 off-highway emissions requirements. Family includes 3.3 liter 4-cylinder engine which is available in naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms with up to 65 hp @ 2100 rpm; Model 1104C-44, rated at 86 hp @ 2400 rpm; and 6 liter, turbocharged, air to air charged cooled 1106C-E60TA which offers 174 hp @ 2400 rpm. Full authority electronic control is available as option.

Perkins Engines Inc.

M4 AC 6160, P.O. Box 610, Mossville, IL, 61552 0610, USA

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Perkins' Latest Line-Up Of Customer Driven Products Take The Stage At Conexpo; Introducing The 1100 Series

Press release date: March 19, 2002

Las Vegas, March 19 -- Perkins will exhibit a new range of products at Conexpo 2002: the 1100 Series, driven by customer need and tailored specifically to the requirements of the construction industry.

Conexpo marks the first North American showing of Perkins 1100 Series family, a new range of diesel engines designed to surpass expectations in the marketplace while conforming to EU and North America Stage 2/Tier 2 off-highway emissions requirements.

This new family begins with a totally new 3.3 liter engine which is available in naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms. The 4 cylinder range in total spans a power range of 48 kW (65 hp) @ 2100 rev per min. On display at Conexpo is the 1104C-44 which is rated at 64 kW (86 hp) @ 2400 rev/min. Also on show is the electronic, six liter, turbocharged, air to air charged cooled 1106C-E60TA which offers 129.5 kW (174 hp) @ 2400 rev/min.

1100 Series is a family of engines that has been driven by customer needs.

"Developing this new range has given us a marvelous opportunity to deliver exactly what the customer wants. We have always listened to what our customers want but now this has become the core of our product development strategy," said Michael Wright, marketing manager - new products.

"Developing products on the basis of future market needs has resulted in engines exceeding the requirements of the new emission regulations while at the same time improving on every aspect of performance, reliability and cost of ownership," he added.

As construction machines increase in size there is a growing demand for electronic control. 1100 Series has been tailored specifically to meet this need with full authority electronic control an option to mechanical on the 4 cylinder engine. This comes as standard on the 6 cylinder engines, enabling more precise control and integration with customers' machines.

Perkins electronic engines use proven, durable technology. This ensures the high levels of dependability for which the Perkins brand is renowned around the world. Electronic engine management gives the operator peace of mind. It also means quicker response to operating conditions, improved throttle control to enhance engine performance, customized torque for machine derivability and response, dependable, accurate control and reduced combustion noise and emissions from controlled fuel delivery.

In addition, this new range is cleaner and quieter than ever before. 1100 Series gives 500 hour service intervals, ecologically friendly filters and benefits from up to 3 dB(A) further reductions in noise.

Perkins Engines Company Limited is the world's leading supplier of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4 - 2000 kW (5 - 2600 hp) market. Perkins key strength is its ability to tailor engines precisely to meet customers' requirements. More than 300,000 engines are manufactured every year -- that's one every minute -- to 21,000 different specifications.

That is why over 1000 major international OEMs in the construction, agricultural, power generation, materials handling, and defense markets choose Perkins to provide their power. Whatever the requirement Perkins has the solution, backed by support from one of the world's largest and most sophisticated networks of 4000 dealers and distributors in 160 countries.

Information: Marion King (king_marion@perkins.com) Perkins, Peterborough England 011 441 733 582197

Doug Drummond (nationaled@aol.com) National Editorial Services 195 West Nine Mile Road, #207 Ferndale, Ml 48220 248.548.7444

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