The 1706J engine is a six-cylinder, 9.3-liter model that can produce up to 456 horsepower and 1,540 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine uses a high-pressure/common-rail fuel system and advanced aftertreatment technology and will be certified to Stage V and Tier 4-F emission standards.

The 1706J provides power densities of up to 49 horsepower/liter, which the company says allows equipment manufacturers to downsize engine platforms without sacrificing performance or reliability. Typical applications for the Perkins 1706J include air compressors, hydraulic excavators, agricultural tractors, and rock crushers/screeners.