Access to the SmartEquip Network will give Perkins customers in the rental equipment industry access to a field-proven, user-friendly system that simplifies and accelerates part ordering by providing direct access to the Perkins Distributor Product Support Network," said Perkins marketing manager, Mike Reinhart. With more than 1,000 major equipment manufacturers using Perkins engines on a global basis -- many of which are represented in rental fleets -- the addition of SmartEquip access provides clear benefits for everyone concerned.

"Because SmartEquip technology will directly support Perkins engines in the equipment rental industry, we will be able to improve equipment uptime, service efficiency, and parts inventory efficiency for the fleet owners, while also providing direct electronic access to our own distributor network. Not only will this lower the overall cost of ownership for Perkins powered equipment," Reinhart added, "it will also improve the value proposition for both Perkins and the OEMs who sell into this rapidly growing market."