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Wheeled Excavator


  • Can be customised with armour cab and to requirements
  • Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 Engine
  • Shortest rear end in its class, from only 1640 mm
  • Extensive breakout force, engine power and digging performance
  • Large cab with excellent visibility
  • Heavy-duty construction, built to last

Hydrema MXG Series for Defence

Hydrema's MXG series, featuring the new MX16G wheeled excavator, is redefined for military use, combining excellent compactness with high performance. This series is expertly designed to navigate and excel in both confined military installations and challenging terrains. The MXG range includes models MX14G, MX16G, MX17G, MX18G, and MX20G, offering a diverse selection of excavators to fit a variety of military applications, each varying in size and power.


In the Hydrema MXG series, the MX16G stands as a prominent model, now adapted for military use. Its compact size, coupled with its remarkable performance, makes it ideal for operations in constrained military environments or areas where maneuverability is crucial. The MX16G excels with its robust efficiency and extensive digging capabilities, all within a compact frame. With the military-adapted Hydrema MX16G, enhanced productivity and efficiency in demanding field conditions are not just goals, but expectations.


At the core of the military-adapted Hydrema MX16G is the powerful Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 engine, a testament to high performance and advanced engineering. This 16-valve Common-Rail Turbodiesel engine delivers 175 horsepower and a maximum torque of 780 Nm, making the MX16G adept at tackling demanding military tasks. Its design, featuring a large fuel tank and AdBlue system, ensures economical operation while meeting the latest environmental standards.

The MX16G's prowess is further enhanced by its advanced hydrostatic transmission, providing constant all-wheel drive. This system is engineered for a smooth ride and responsive handling, featuring an electronically controlled drive motor and a two-speed soft-shift Powershift system. This setup offers the flexibility of manual and automatic gear changes, empowering the operator to adapt to various military terrains. With gear speeds optimized for both on-road and off-road conditions, the MX16G delivers an ideal blend of raw power and precise control, suitable for a wide range of defense scenarios.


The Hydrema MX16G introduces a revolution in excavators with its innovatively designed two-piece boom, a standard feature on all models. A fusion of robustness and accuracy, this boom is made from high-strength steel and is available in 2.0m, 2.5m and 3.0m variants to meet your unique requirements. The MX16G especially shines when it comes to ease of use and versatility, thanks to its hydraulic quick-change system and the option to add a tiltrotator as an optional accessory. These features make it effortless to switch between different attachments, which significantly increases efficiency. Whatever the nature of the job, the MX16G guarantees you the versatility and power needed to complete the job with maximum efficiency.


The Hydrema MX16G defines flexibility with its six customisable undercarriage configurations, designed to meet the challenges of any terrain. This wheeled excavator guarantees improved stability and performance in a wide range of work situations:

  • Rear dozer blade (A1)
  • Front dozer blade (A1V)
  • Front/rear dozer blade (2xA1)
  • Front dozer bl./rear stabilizers (A3)
  • Front stabilizers/rear dozer bl. (A3V)
  • Front/rear stabilizers (A4)

These customised undercarriage choices give the MX16G the ability to adapt precisely to your work needs, transforming the way you experience daily tasks. Whichever configuration you choose, the MX16G will improve your efficiency and comfort in the workplace.


This wheeled excavator is equipped with state-of-the-art ZF axles that amplify the machine's performance in demanding conditions. These axles, equipped with a 45% limited-slip differential lock, ensure a smooth distribution of power and significantly improve traction when it's needed most. Thanks to the planetary reduction in the wheel hubs, the MX16G achieves superior torque and precision control, making delicate tasks seamless. Furthermore, each axle is equipped with integrated brakes, resulting in excellent digging brake capacity. The front axle of the MX16G is specially designed with a centre bolt and pendulum lock, allowing a pendulum angle of +/- 8º. This provides increased stability and agility, especially on uneven surfaces.


With its advanced hydraulic steering system, the MX16G is designed to ensure precise handling even in the most challenging situations. This system allows for an extra refinement with the addition of joystick steering. The joystick, which supports speeds up to 20 km/h, gives the driver increased control and a more nuanced driving experience. This innovative addition transforms the control of the MX16G, making even the most advanced manoeuvres intuitive and effortless. The joystick control allows the operator to navigate the power and accuracy of the machine with ease, making even complex tasks a manageable process.


The Hydrema MX16G's hydraulic system, with its dual-circuit Load Sensing technology and a separate high-pressure bending system, ensures precise and economical operation. The system, equipped with electronic power regulation and intelligent Mode Control, allows fine-tuning of work and fuel efficiency via ECO Mode. With up to three adjustable hydraulic circuits, the MX16G offers simple in-cab customisation for different attachments, optimising task switching and maximising productivity.

Oil quantity:

Pump 1: - Working hydraulics - 319 l/min
Pump 2: - Slew hydraulics - 88 l/min

System pressure:

Working hydraulics: - 350 Bar
Slew hydraulics: - 395 Bar
Hydraulic circuit 1, ZV1: - 30-200 L/min
Hydraulic circuit 2, ZV2: - 15-100 l/min
Hydraulic circuit 3, ZV3: - 50-200 l/min


The MX16G features an impressive Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 engine, a perfect fusion of environmental awareness and powerful specifications. This engine is equipped with a comprehensive emission control system, consisting of DOC, DPF and SCR with AdBlue, which effectively reduces emissions to meet the strictest environmental requirements. Equipped with a 16-valve Common-Rail Turbo Diesel system and an intercooler, the engine produces up to 175 hp and a maximum torque of 780 Nm. The Hydrema MX16G is designed with efficiency and sustainability in mind, with a large 280-litre fuel tank and a 31.5-litre AdBlue tank, minimising refuelling needs and maximising uptime.


This excavator excels with its hydrostatic transmission and constant four-wheel drive, which ensures consistent and smooth power transfer in all conditions. Its electronically controlled drive motor allows for precise speed adjustment, while the innovative two-speed soft-shift Powershift transmission allows for switching between manual and automatic gear selection. This model maintains its performance and efficiency even when loaded with additional equipment such as outriggers or heavy attachments, cementing its position as a highly versatile wheeled excavator.

Road gear (km/h): 37
Off-road gear (km/h): 0-9
Creeper (km/h): 4
Max. traction (kN): 111

Speeds are given for a standard machine with dozer blade and standard tyre fitment. With additional weight such as supports, rotor tilt and heavy attachments or other equipment, the maximum speed may be lower.


Equipped with a powerful 24V electrical system, including a 70 Amp alternator and two robust 12V, 100Ah batteries, the MX16G ensures a constant and reliable energy supply. Its electrical system is enhanced with extra protected wiring and uses only waterproof connectors, extending its lifespan and guaranteeing flawless operation. Easy access to fuses and relays at the cabin makes quick inspections and maintenance convenient. The MX16G also includes an electrical emergency operation function for increased safety, which kicks in, in the event of a failure in primary systems, as well as an automatic circuit breaker that protects the machine and simplifies the maintenance process.


Safety and ease of use are at the centre of the MX16G's design, thanks to its automatic circuit breaker. This innovative system ensures that all electrical systems are automatically switched off to save energy and extend battery life when work is completed and you leave the machine. Upon your return, the door sensors reactivate the system, making it easy to resume work without a manual restart. The control panel includes a built-in timer that controls this shutdown process for added convenience. In addition, there is an emergency switch located within easy reach in the cab, providing an extra safety measure and peace of mind while working.


The MX16G is designed with a focus on an intuitive and ergonomic user experience. With advanced joysticks that include four proportional servo functions, a proportional roller and four buttons, you get detailed control over the machine's various functions. The optional hydraulics are conveniently handled via the joystick rollers, while the foot pedals allow easy operation of the two-piece boom, supports and dozer blade, supporting efficient multitasking. The dashboard's electronic adjustment of pressure and flow for the option hydraulics allows you to fine-tune the machine's response to match your working style precisely.


The MX16G is equipped with a state-of-the-art, high-pressure hydrostatic slewing system that promotes smooth and accurate rotary movements. This system incorporates a cutting-edge energy regeneration feature that recycles energy from the brakes to the diesel engine, improving energy efficiency with every rotation. The 'soft start' function and angle sensors ensure a smooth start and precise control when slewing, and the mechanical slew brake, built into the planetary gear, contributes to extra safety and stability. The Hydrema MX16G impresses with a rotation speed of 10.8 rpm and a swing torque of 50 kNm, making it ideal for precise movements on demanding construction sites.


Hydrema's MX16G is equipped with an efficient dual-circuit braking system, which includes maintenance-free oil immersed brakes on each wheel, ensuring durability and reducing the need for maintenance. The built-in parking brake in the transmission is a crucial safety feature that keeps the machine secure when not in use. As a standard feature, the MX16G also comes with an automatic excavation brake, which improves safety while working by automatically stabilising the machine the moment digging activity begins. This advanced braking solution is further proof of Hydrema's commitment to delivering safe and reliable machines.


The MX16G's cab is an example of exceptional space and functionality, designed with ROPS certified safety and comfort in mind. This cab features a sliding window in the door and a two-part windscreen window, offering versatile options for ventilation and easy access. A transparent roof window increases light penetration and improves visibility. Driver comfort is ensured with an adjustable steering column and fully adjustable armrest for ergonomic comfort. The cab includes an advanced air conditioning system with seven air outlets for perfect temperature control and an air-suspension seat that offers superior comfort. Technology enthusiasts will appreciate the cab's large 10-inch touchscreen and the inbuilt display controller in the armrest. Safety is enhanced with large, electronically adjustable door mirrors and a rear-view camera for a complete overview. The cab interior is completed with practical storage space under and behind the seat, making this cab an ideal workstation.


The MX16G is designed with a focus on minimising noise to improve the working environment. Inside the cab, the sound level is kept at an impressively low level of only 68 dB(A), creating a calm atmosphere that promotes concentration and reduces stress for the operator. Externally, the MX16G contributes to a lower noise impact in the workplace with a sound level of 102 dB(A), emphasising Hydrema's commitment to limiting noise pollution, even during intensive use.


Width across:
Blade 2550
Support, lowered 3870
Tire 10.00-20 2530
Tire 600/40-R22.5 2520
Tire 650/45-R22.5 2570
Tire 710/40-R22,5 2730
Track width with standard tires 1942
Wheelbase 2600
Distance, pivot center to rear axle 1200
Distance, pivot center to front axle 1400
Clearance height, cab 3120
Transport height 4000
Length, road transport 6320
Overhang, front (with 2.5 M stick) 3330
Rear distance, pivot center - counterweight 1640
Swing radius, rear 1792
Ground clearance, stabilizer 350
Ground clearance, wheels, lower stabilizer 50
Ground clearance, blade 510
Ground clearance, wheels, lower blade 75
Overhang, blade 1175
Overhang, stabilizer 1110
Ground clearance, axles 360
Swing radius, front  
with 2.0 M dipper 1650
with 2.5 M dipper 1990
with 3.0 M dipper 2320
Total length during transport, 2.5 M dipper 8720
Height of two-piece boom during shipping, 2.5 M dipper 2920
Center shift, two-piece boom 118
Outside turn radius 6700
Inside turn radius 3600

Dimensions with standard tires 10.00-20.



Chassis Kg
A1 - Blade 17,300
A3 - Blade + stabilizer 18,600
2 x A1 - Front and rear blade 18,500
A4 - Front and rear stabilizer 18,700

Weight stated with 200kg quick hitch and 400kg bucket.



Length of dipper MM 2.0 2.5 3.0
Strike height 10280 10780 11270
Lifting height MM 9520 9720 10210
Digging depth MM 4910 5410 5910
Range MM 8820 9320 9820
Vertical digging depth MM 3720 4180 4660
Horizontal digging depth MM 6170 6360 6000
Lifting height MM 6710 7210 7710
Working depth MM 5410 5910 6410
Range  MM 8190 8690 9190
Bucket rotation angle 0 175 175 175
Breakout force, directly mounted bucket  
Breakout force, bucket (ISO) kN 106    
Digging force (ISO) kN 93 82 72
Max. recommended bucket size  
Standard bucket M3 0.9    
Max. recommended bucket size with rotor tilt
Standard bucket M3 0.7    

The working area is specified with Hydrema standard bucket and 1800 mm grab height.



  • Characterised by its minimal counterweight, enabling an exceptionally small swing radius
  • Equipment options include dipper with lengths of 2.0 and 2.5 metres
  • Equipped with the smallest outer boom in the series
  • Characterised as the most compact variant in the MXG series


  • Known as the ""mid" model in the range
  • Has a more powerful driving engine compared to the MX14G
  • Dipper available in three sizes: 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 metres
  • Combines a small swing radius with improved excavating capacity


  • Combines the best features of the MX16G and MX18G.
  • Matching boom length to the MX16G.
  • Equipped with the MX18G counterweight
  • Provides the greatest lifting power in the series


  • Features the longest outer boom in the series for optimal reach
  • Features the highest capacity for breakout and digging
  • More robust than the other models but offers extra power
  • Is the largest machine available in the MXG series


  • Matches the MX18G's specifications but with additional equipment
  • Standard fitted with a dozer blade and supports
  • Weighs the most in the series due to its extra equipment
  • An upgraded version of the MX18G with dozer blade and supports

MX16G for Defence: Compact Agility Meets Advanced Technology

Explore the Hydrema MX16G, a wheeled excavator redesigned for the complexities of military use. Its compact structure is ideally suited for navigating through restricted military zones, from densely populated base areas to confined operational spaces. The MX16G is powered by a robust Cummins engine, complemented by a refined hydraulic system and an intuitive operator interface, blending high performance with eco-conscious operation.

The advanced transmission of the MX16G ensures smooth and efficient power transfer, maximizing utility in various military tasks, while its sophisticated drive hydraulic system delivers precision in every maneuver. The cab offers unparalleled comfort with soundproofing, ergonomic design, and state-of-the-art features, allowing operators to maintain control and comfort throughout prolonged missions.

Customizable undercarriage settings and a durable electrical system elevate the MX16G beyond a typical wheeled excavator to a versatile and reliable asset in military engineering. The MX16G stands as an indispensable tool on the military jobsite, enhancing efficiency and precision in a broad range of operations.

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Hydrema MX16G: Excellence in Earthmoving for Military Applications

The Hydrema MX16G is more than just a machine; it's a defining force in military earthmoving. Boasting a robust engine with up to 175 hp and a hydraulic flow of 407 l/min, the MX16G stands ready to surpass expectations, offering unparalleled power and performance on any project.

Yet, the MX16G's capabilities extend beyond sheer power. It embodies precision and efficiency. Its advanced swing control and energy regeneration from the swing brakes allow for smooth, accurate task completion. This translates to faster, more effective operations essential in military contexts.

Operator comfort is paramount, especially during extended missions. The MX16G's cabin is engineered for supreme comfort and functionality. Its large 10" display and customizable controls simplify operation, maintaining high productivity levels throughout the day.

In the realm of safety, the MX16G excels with an advanced camera system and 360-degree surveillance, providing exceptional situational awareness and security in the field. This ensures operators can execute tasks with confidence and full control over their environment.

Customizability is a key feature of the MX16G. It offers a range of customizable options to tailor the machine to specific military needs, ensuring optimal fit for diverse projects.

In summary, the Hydrema MX16G represents the perfect fusion of power, precision, and reliability. An indispensable ally in military earthmoving, it equips operators with the necessary tools for unparalleled success in challenging terrains and demanding situations.




The Hydrema MX16G is equipped with a dynamic Cummins engine that delivers up to 175 horsepower and a maximum torque of 780 Nm, making it ideal for mastering even the most challenging jobs. Its powerful engine not only provides excellent traction, but is also designed with fuel economy in mind, helping to reduce overall operating costs.



This revolutionary machine stands out with its extraordinary hydraulic system that delivers a maximum flow of 407 litres per minute. This impressive hydraulic performance ensures smooth and precise operation of hydraulically powered attachments. Whatever the task at hand, from using excavators to shovels to grapples, the MX16G's hydraulic system is ready to meet and exceed your expectations.



The MX16G emphasises its commitment to safety with built-in advanced safety measures, which include options for additional external cameras and a comprehensive 360-degree vision system. These features enhance operator visibility and safety, which is essential in tight and hectic work environments.



The MX16G sets a new standard for precision and control in the earthmoving sector. With a dedicated hydrostatic circuit for the slewing function and regeneration of slewing brake energy, this machine is able to perform smooth and precise slewing movements, no matter the working conditions.


Hydremas MX16G offers a premium workstation that focuses on comfort and functionality. The cab is spacious and quiet, giving the operator a pleasant working experience even during long working days.


The MX16G is designed to fit your exact needs thanks to its modular design. Choose the right undercarriage and tyre type for your job and add options like an Engcon tiltrotator for extra versatility. Customise the MX16G to your unique requirements and optimise your work results.


Service and maintenance is a breeze with the MX16G. Easy access to service points makes it quick to perform necessary tasks. The machine can also be equipped with a central lubrication system that automatically supplies the necessary lubricants. To make things even more convenient and efficient, you can use Hydrema Telematics to control and monitor your machine, giving you full control over maintenance.

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