2800 Series 2806A-E18TAG1A

574 kWm at 1500 rpm

The Perkins 2800 Series is a family of well-proven 6 cylinder 16 and 18 litre in-line diesel engines, designed to address today’s uncompromising demands within the power generation industry with particular aim  at the standby market sector. Developed from a proven heavy-duty industrial base, the engine offers superior performance and reliability.

The 2806A-E18TAG1A is a turbocharged and air-to-air charge cooled, 6 cylinder diesel engine of 18 litres capacity. Its premium features provide economic and durable operation, low gaseous emissions and advanced overall performance and reliability.

Features and benefits

Economic power

  • Mechanically operated unit fuel injectors with electronic control combined with carefully matched turbocharging,
    give excellent fuel atomisation and combustion with optimum economy
  • Low emissions result from electronic control of fuel injected

Reliable power

  • Developed and tested using the latest engineering techniques and finite element analysis for high reliability, low oil
    usage and low wear rates
  • High compression ratios ensure clean rapid starting in all conditions
  • Perkins global product support is designed to enhance the customer experience of owning a Perkins powered
    machine. We deliver this through the quality of our distribution network, extensive global coverage and a range of
    Perkins supported OEM partnership options. So whether you are an end-user or an equipment manufacturer our
    engine expertise is essential to your success

Compact, clean and efficient power

  • Exceptional power to weight ratio and compact size give optimum power density for ease of installation and more
    cost effective transportation
  • Designed to provide excellent service access for ease of maintenance
  • The availability of a low emissions specification allows minimum environmental impact through operation, and complies with all major emissions legislation. The standard specification model provides superior fuel consumption
    which maximises engine efficiency
  • Warranties and Service Contracts
    12 months unlimited warranty with 24 months on Major items. For low use applications <500 hours per year

This engine does not comply to Harmonized International Regulated Emissions Limits

Technical information

Air inlet system

  • Mounted air filter 

Fuel system 

  • Mechanically actuated electronically controlled unit fuel injectors with full authority electronic control
  • Governing to ISO 8528-5 class G2 with isochronous capability
  • Replaceable ‘Ecoplus’ fuel filter elements with primary filter/water separator
  • Fuel cooler

Lubrication system

  • Wet full aluminium sump with filler and dipstick
  • Full-flow replaceable ‘Ecoplus’ filter
  • Oil cooler integral with filter header

Cooling system

  • Gear-driven circulating pump
  • Mounted belt driven pusher fan
  • Radiator incorporating air-to-air charge cooler, (supplied loose)
  • System designed for ambients up to 50ºC
  • Low coolant level switch

Electrical equipment

  • 24 volt starter motor and 24 volt 70 amp alternator with DC output
  • ECM mounted on engine with wiring looms and sensors
  • 3 level engine protection system

Flywheel and housing

  • High inertia flywheel to SAE J620 size 18
  • SAE ‘0’ flywheel housing


  • Front engine mounting bracket


  • User’s Handbook and Parts Manual

Optional equipment

  • 110 volt/240 volt immersion heater
  • Additional speed sensor
  • Temperature and pressure sensors for gauges
  • Air filter rain hood
  • Twin starters/facility for second starter
  • Tool kit
  • Additional manuals
  • Parts manual/Workshop manual

The above ratings represent the engine performance capabilities to conditions specified in ISO 8528/1, ISO 3046/1:1986, BS 5514. Derating may be required for conditions outside these; consult Perkins Engines Company Limited.
Generator powers are typical and are based on an average alternator efficiency and a power factor (cos. θ) of 0.8. Fuel specification: BS 2869: Part 2 1998 Class A2 or ASTM D975 D2. Lubricating oil: 15W40 to API CG4.
Rating definitions
Prime power: Variable load. Unlimited hours usage with an average load factor of 70% of the published prime power rating over each 24 hour period. A 10% overload is available for 1 hour in every 12 hours of operation.
Standby power: Variable load. Limited to 500 hours annual usage up to 300 hours of which may be continuous running. No overload is permitted.