The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and Origin Engines have released a new, emissions-certified, 9.1-liter propane irrigation engine as an alternative for producers to Tier 4 diesel models.
PERC invested in the development and commercialization of the engine and provided industry expertise to Origin, which has over three decades of experience designing and manufacturing engines for industrial, on-road, and irrigation applications. This is the third engine Origin has developed in its partnership with PERC.
“The need for efficient, emissions-certified, propane engine options has grown as Tier 4 diesel engines have become more expensive. One of PERC’s priorities is developing new technologies that advance energy efficiency in ag,” said Cinch Munson, PERC’s director of agriculture business development. “By working with leading engine developers like Origin, we can help ensure that farmers’ power needs are met as cost-effectively as possible.”
The 9.1-liter model, rated for 95-190 horsepower, was developed to fill the gap between Origin’s popular 8.0-liter and 10.3-liter propane engines. Like the company’s 8.0-liter and 10.3-liter engines, the Origin 9.1-liter is built for continuous use, high-power applications and is also compatible with remote telematics monitoring systems, though third-party installation is required.
The Origin 9.1-liter engine qualifies for a $3,640 incentive through the PERC Propane Farm Incentive Program. Producers purchasing new propane engines may also be eligible for additional purchase incentives through their state propane gas associations. The engine will be on display at the Western Propane Gas Association lot, W20-22, during the World Ag Expo, Feb. 10-12 in Tulare, California.