The newest Perkins engine to hit North America has already found a home in a Texas company’s custom line of equipment made for the oil industry. The single pump recirculating cement mixer Oilfield Equipment is building will be powered by a Perkins 2206 engine.
The pump will be fitted onto a 2019 Mack tractor and will ultimately join the fleet of oilfield machines owned by General Production Services in Taft, California. It’s not the first time Oilfield Equipment has turned to Perkins and Perkins Pacific to power one of its sought-after machines.
“The customer service is one of the main reasons that I keep coming back to Perkins,” said Brian Blanton, operations manager at Oilfield Equipment. “They are good units that are backed by outstanding customer service.”
Oilfield Equipment was founded in 1991 as a manufacturer of cement pumps and bulk equipment. Its four employees worked out a single 3,200-square-foot shop in Gainesville, Texas, supporting three customers.
Today, Oilfield Equipment has grown to a 13,200-square-foot plant that sits on 27 acres where it serves more than 50 companies.
Rick Staton, who works out of our Oklahoma City office, has worked with the company for years. He said the shop is known for manufacturing some of the best equipment in the business.
“They’re sticklers for perfection,” Staton said.
2000 Series Engine Line
The Perkins 2000 Series engine line was only recently introduced in North America. It offers customers an expanded power range and are tailored for machines used in the agriculture, construction and industrial markets.
Blanton said one key selling point of the 12.5-liter, 475hp Perkins engine is that it meets Tier 4 Final emission standards. It also is easy to install and has a low cost of ownership, with oil changes coming at 500-hour run intervals.
Each machine Oilfield Equipment builds is a custom-made piece. The pump for General Production is unique not only for the engine, but its configuration. Eighty-five percent of the units Blanton’s team builds are transported by trailers.
The current model that will be fitted to the Mack tractor will let crews get into small or tight locations where the unit will mix and pump cement to complete the well. The pour is done under high pressure and at a specific rate and density with a single triplex pump.
More Machines Planned
Blanton said his team is starting work on a fourth pump for General Product Services. They are also building a double pump cementing trailer that features two triplex high-pressure pumps powered by two 630hp, Tier 4 Perkins engines. A third 170hp, Tier 4 engine will power the hydraulics and centrifugal pumps.
“We’re hearing from GPS that the units are performing as advertised,” Blanton said.