Perkins Hopes For American Market
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SPEAKING in London last week shortly after his return from the U.S.A., and immediately prior to a visit to India, Mr. M. I. Prichard, managing director of F. Perkins, Ltd., revealed that he had every hope that by the end of 1962 four major Commercial-vehicle manufacturers in the U.S.A. would be fitting Perkins 6.354 diesel engines in their production vehicles.
Already in the U.S. the White concern use 6.354 units, the present contract being worth Lim, a year. and it is possible that the adoption of this British unit by such a well-respected company has encouraged other American manufacturers to think seriously about the advantages of this Perkins engine, particularly when it is compared with the nearest equivalent U.S. types. There are a number of Perkins 6.354 engines in the States undergoing rigorous comparative tests, and there are many signs that the results of these tests will fall in Perkins' favour.