All Perkins alternators 2871A308 have been specifically designed to work with the speed and power of your engine, to ensure a long and durable life, and tested for thousands of hours on an engine to ensure durability and maximize operating life. As we use the latest technology components, you can be sure of performance and reliability and are the same parts supplied with your genuine engine. Perkins alternators are designed to fit on our engines, with mountings in the same place and orientation as on the genuine engine, making replacement an easier task. A non-genuine alternator may not have the power to keep up with all of your machines electrical requirements and may not have the mounting/fittings making replacement harder and weakening performance and lifetime. Rewound or repaired electrical parts may not have the durability of a new genuine part, and can cause early failures from poor quality internal brushes and bearings.