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Wheeled Excavator


  • Can be customised with armour cab and to requirements
  • Shortest rear end in its class, from only 1700 mm
  • Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 Engine
  • Extensive breakout force, engine power and digging performance
  • Heavy-duty construction, built to last

MXG SERIES for Defence

In the military-adapted MXG series, the MX17G wheeled excavator from Hydrema stands out, signaling a new chapter in construction equipment, reengineered for defense needs. The MX17G, with its fusion of a compact design and robust performance, is exceptionally suited for diverse military operational environments, from urban deployment areas to active construction zones within military installations. This series, encompassing models MX14G, MX16G, MX18G, and MX20G, presents a versatile array of options to address varied military requirements, each engineered for peak efficiency and precision. Hydrema's commitment shines in the MXG series, providing high-quality, customizable machines tailored to meet the specific demands of military applications.


The MX17G, a standout in Hydrema's MXG series, is re-envisioned for military efficiency, blending exceptional performance with compactness. As a wheeled excavator, it's expertly designed to navigate and excel in the demanding and restricted spaces typical in military environments. The MX17G epitomizes Hydrema's commitment to delivering powerful capabilities in a sleek, efficient design, ensuring optimal productivity in compact operational areas. As a key component of the MXG series, it exemplifies the ideal balance of size and strength, making it a superior choice for a multitude of military digging and construction tasks.

Power and Innovation for Defence

At the core of the military-adapted Hydrema MX17G lies the powerful Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 engine, a marvel of strength and advanced technology. This engine, boasting a 16-valve Common-Rail Turbo Diesel system, delivers a robust 175 horsepower and a maximum torque of 780 Nm. Such power makes the MX17G a formidable presence in military settings, effortlessly combining might and efficiency under challenging conditions. Its engine configuration includes a large fuel tank and an AdBlue system, enhancing economical operation while meeting stringent environmental standards.

The MX17G excels further with its advanced hydrostatic transmission, ensuring continuous all-wheel drive — crucial for varied military terrains. This transmission, designed for smoothness and precise control, features an electronically controlled drive motor and a two-speed soft-shift Powershift system. This allows operators the flexibility to switch between manual and automatic gear settings, optimizing control and adaptability to diverse field conditions. The MX17G's capability to effortlessly transition between on-road and off-road driving scenarios underscores its perfect harmony of power and control, tailored for the demanding nature of military operations.


The MX17G from Hydrema stands out with its innovative two-part boom, available in 2.0 m, 2.5 m and 3.0 m lengths, offering customised efficiency for different projects. This model is known for its ease of use and versatility, supported by an advanced hydraulic quick-change system and the option to add a tiltrotator. This combination of features makes the MX17G a versatile and efficient excavator, ideal for a variety of jobs.


The Hydrema MX17G demonstrates remarkable versatility with its six different undercarriage options, tailored to meet the specific challenges of different terrains.

  • 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 customisable undercarriage options make the MX17G extremely flexible and adaptable to any work situation. Whichever undercarriage configuration is chosen, the MX17G optimises work efficiency and increases user comfort in different working environments.


The MX17G wheeled excavator is equipped with advanced ZF axles, which are essential for its excellent performance in difficult working conditions. These axles are fitted with a 45% limited-slip differential lock, which effectively distributes forces and improves the machine's traction in demanding situations. A special feature of the MX17G is its planetary reduction wheel hub, which delivers higher torque and precise control, making the machine ideal for precise and demanding applications.

Furthermore, each axle of the MX17G is equipped with built-in brakes, contributing to the machine's impressive braking ability during excavation work. The front axle is designed with a special centre bolt and pendulum lock, enabling a pendulum angle of +/- 8º. This design gives the MX17G increased stability and manoeuvrability, especially on challenging and uneven terrain.


This wheeled excavator is equipped with an advanced hydraulic steering system, which is further enhanced with joystick steering. This joystick gives the operator finer control and precision at speeds up to 20 km/h, making complex manoeuvres intuitive and easy to perform. This innovative addition increases the operator's ability to accurately navigate the machine in all working conditions.


The Hydrema MX17G features an efficient hydraulic system with dual-circuit Load Sensing technology and a separate high-pressure crank system. With electronic power regulation and intelligent Mode Control, including an ECO Mode, it ensures both precision and fuel efficiency. The system supports up to three customisable hydraulic circuits, making it easy to switch between different attachments and increasing 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 Hydremas MX17G is powered by a Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 engine that combines eco-friendliness and power. This engine has an advanced emission system with DOC, DPF and SCR with AdBlue, ensuring compliance with environmental standards. With a 16-valve Common-Rail Turbo Diesel system and intercooler, it delivers up to 175 hp and 780 Nm of torque. The MX17G also has a large 280 litre fuel tank and a 31.5 litre AdBlue tank, extending uptime.


The MX17G stands out with its advanced hydrostatic transmission and constant four-wheel drive, which delivers consistent and efficient power transmission in different working conditions. The machine's electronically controlled drive motor enables precise speed adjustment. Its sophisticated two-speed soft-shift Powershift transmission offers the flexibility to choose between manual and automatic gear settings. The MX17G maintains its high performance and efficiency even when equipped with additional accessories such as outriggers or heavy attachments, making it a highly versatile wheeled excavator.

  • Road gear (km/h): 34
  • Off-road gear (km/h): 0-9
  • Creeper gear (km/h): 3.5
  • traction (kN): 111

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


With a robust 24V electrical system that includes a 70 Amp alternator and two 12V, 100Ah batteries, Hydremas MX17G ensures a stable and reliable power supply. The durability of the system is enhanced with extra wiring protection and the use of waterproof connectors, extending the lifespan and ensuring trouble-free operation. Easy access to fuses and relays near the cabin makes maintenance and inspections quick and uncomplicated. The MX17G is also equipped with an electrical emergency operation function to increase safety in case of system failure and an automatic main switch to protect the machine and simplify maintenance.


In the MX17G, the automatic circuit breaker ensures energy savings and extends battery life by automatically switching off the machine's electrical systems when the operator leaves. When the operator returns, the systems reactivate automatically via door sensors, eliminating the need for a manual restart. The machine also features an emergency switch in the cab, adding an extra layer of safety and operator peace of mind.


This excavator has been carefully designed to offer user-friendly and ergonomic operation. High-tech joysticks, equipped with four proportional servo functions, a proportional scroll control and four buttons, ensure precise control of the machine's various functions. Joysticks enable easy handling of the option hydraulics, while foot pedals provide smooth control of the two-part boom, supports and dozer blade, promoting efficiency in various tasks.

The MX17G instrument panel includes electronic pressure and flow settings for the option hydraulics, allowing the operator to customise the machine's response to specific work preferences.


The MX17G from Hydrema is equipped with an advanced, high-pressure, hydrostatic, high-pressure, high-current slewing system that ensures precise and smooth rotation. The system is unique in its energy regeneration, which recycles the energy from the rotation brakes and transfers it back to the engine, increasing the overall energy efficiency of the machine. This model also offers a 'soft start' function and angle sensors, which together guarantee a smooth start and precise control during rotational movements. A mechanical slew brake, integrated into the planetary gear, increases safety and stability during use. The MX17G excels with a rotation speed of 10.8 rpm and a swing torque of 50 kNm, which is ideal for precise operations on complex construction sites.


The MX17G features a dual-circuit braking system that is both efficient and maintenance-free, with oil immersed brakes on all wheels. This configuration ensures the durability of the braking system and significantly reduces maintenance requirements. The machine also includes an integrated parking brake in the transmission system, which is essential to ensure the stability of the machine when parked.

As standard, the MX17G is equipped with an automatic excavation brake function, which significantly increases safety during the work process by automatically stabilising the machine when digging begins. This advanced braking solution emphasises Hydroma's commitment to developing safe and reliable machines.


The MX17Gs cab is spacious and functional, designed with an emphasis on ROPS certified safety and operator comfort. It features a sliding window in the door and a two-part windscreen for good ventilation and easy access. The cab also features a clear roof window to increase daylight and improve visibility. Driver comfort is ensured with an adjustable steering column and a fully adjustable armrest for ergonomic comfort.

The cab of the MX17G is equipped with a sophisticated air conditioning system with seven air nozzles for optimal temperature control and an air-suspension seat for maximum comfort. The modern 10-inch touchscreen and built-in display controller in the armrest fulfil technology needs. Safety is enhanced with large, electronically adjustable wing mirrors and a reversing camera for a comprehensive overview. With practical storage compartments under and behind the seat, the cabin of the MX17G is an ideal workplace.


The Hydrema MX17G has been carefully designed to reduce noise, contributing to a better working environment. In the cab, sound levels are effectively kept down to just 68 dB(A), ensuring a quiet and calm atmosphere ideal for operator concentration and well-being. Externally, the MX17G has a sound level of 102 dB(A), which helps to minimise noise pollution in the workplace, even during intense operation. This low noise level is a clear expression of Hydroma's dedication to creating machines that are considerate in noise-sensitive environments.


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 1700
Swing radius, rear 1839
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.



A1 - Blade 18,300
A3 - Blade + stabilizer 19,500
2 x A1 - Front and rear blade 19,400
A4 - Front and rear stabilizer 19,600

Weight stated with 441 lb quick hitch and 882 lb 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 126    
Digging force (ISO) kN 93 82 72
Max. recommended bucket size  
Standard bucket M3 1.0    
Max. recommended bucket size with rotor tilt
Standard bucket M3 0.8    

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



  • Has the lightest counterweight, giving it a small rear swing radius
  • Comes with optional dipper length options: 2.0 and 2.5 metres
  • Has the shortest outer boom in the range at 2900 mm
  • Is the most compact version in the MXG family


  • The versatile 'centre model' of the range
  • Equipped with a stronger engine for driving than the MX14G
  • Dipper available in 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 metre lengths
  • Maintains a small swing radius, with increased excavation power


  • Combines features from both the MX16G and MX18G
  • Features the same boom length as the MX16G
  • Equipped with the MX18G's counterweight
  • Has the strongest lifting force in the series


  • Features the longest outer boom among all models
  • Stands out with its superior breaking and excavation power
  • More bulky but also more powerful than the other models
  • The largest machine in the MXG series


  • Features identical specifications to the MX18G
  • Standard equipment includes a dozer blade and supports
  • Is the heaviest in the series due to additional equipment
  • An MX18G enriched with dozer blade and supports as standard

Hydrema MX17G for Defence: Compact Agility Meets Robust Power

Introducing the Hydrema MX17G, reimagined for military applications, a wheeled excavator that redefines versatility and efficiency in challenging operational environments. Its ultra-compact design makes the MX17G perfect for maneuvering in restricted military zones, be it in dense base areas or confined operational sites. Powered by a strong Cummins engine, advanced hydraulics, and an intuitive control system, the MX17G offers outstanding performance while adhering to eco-friendly operational standards.

The MX17G features an advanced transmission system ensuring seamless gear transitions and optimal power utilization. Its cutting-edge drive hydraulic system provides unparalleled precision in every maneuver, an essential feature for military precision tasks. The cab of the MX17G is a haven of comfort, designed with noise reduction, ergonomic layout, and advanced technological controls, enabling operators to maintain peak efficiency and control throughout extended operations.

With its adaptable undercarriage and robust hydraulic system, the MX17G transcends its role as a wheeled excavator, emerging as a dependable asset in military construction, capable of adding efficiency and precision to a broad spectrum of military engineering projects.

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Hydrema MX17G: Redefining Earthmoving with Power and Precision

The Hydrema MX17G stands at the forefront of earthmoving innovation, now tailored for military applications. This wheeled excavator brings unmatched performance to the field with a potent engine capable of delivering up to 175 hp and a maximum torque of 780 Nm, designed for the toughest military tasks.

Balancing its formidable engine power with excellent fuel efficiency, the MX17G significantly cuts operating costs in military operations. Its state-of-the-art hydraulic system provides an industry-leading hydraulic flow of 407 l/min, enabling the MX17G to handle a diverse array of hydraulic attachments, from buckets to grapples, with unparalleled precision and agility.

Equipped with advanced swing control and energy regeneration in the swing brakes, the MX17G ensures smooth, accurate operations. The operator's comfort is prioritized in its cab design, enabling productivity throughout extended missions without fatigue.

Safety is paramount in the MX17G, featuring advanced cameras and a 360-degree surveillance system for complete situational awareness in military environments. This system allows operators to work with confidence and control.

Customizability is key, and the MX17G can be adapted to various military needs, ensuring optimal performance in different operational scenarios, from construction to logistics support.

Maintenance of the MX17G is straightforward, with accessible service points ensuring the excavator is always mission-ready and performing at its best.

In essence, the Hydrema MX17G is the ultimate tool in military earthmoving, offering a perfect blend of power, precision, and reliability. It’s engineered to conquer challenges and deliver outstanding results in diverse military settings.




The MX17G is equipped with a dynamic Cummins engine that delivers 175 horsepower and a maximum torque of 780 Nm, enabling it to perform even the most challenging tasks. This engine combines impressive power with fuel economy, contributing to lower operating costs and efficiently handling demanding working conditions.



The MX17G wheeled excavator offers an impressive 407 litres per minute of hydraulic flow, ensuring efficient and precise operation of various hydraulically powered attachments. Whether you're using shovels, grabs or other types of attachments, the MX17G's hydraulic system offers the power and control needed to get the job done efficiently.



The MX17G from Hydrema prioritises safety with its advanced safety technologies, including the ability to integrate additional cameras and a comprehensive 360-degree surveillance system. These features significantly increase the driver's field of vision and significantly improve safety, especially in confined spaces and high activity areas.



The MX17G is equipped with a dedicated hydrostatic system for the slewing function, complemented by an energy-regenerating swing brake function. This setup ensures the MX17G can perform smooth and precise rotational manoeuvres in any working conditions, which is essential for high-precision tasks and helps improve overall work efficiency.


Discover a spacious and quiet cab in the MX17G, carefully designed to ensure optimal operator comfort and ease of use. With a 10-inch touchscreen and customisable control settings, the MX17G offers a user-friendly and intuitive operating experience.


The MX17G from Hydrema highlights its adaptability through its modular design, allowing a customised configuration to meet specific requirements. With a choice of undercarriage configurations, tyre types and a range of options such as an Engcon tiltrotator, the MX17G can be customised for maximum versatility in different work situations.


MX17G prioritises easy maintenance and service. Access to service points is simple and the machine can be equipped with a central lubrication system that automatically supplies the necessary lubricants. To further ease the maintenance process, you can take advantage of Hydrema Telematics, which allows you to efficiently control and monitor your machine. This ensures that the MX17G is always in top shape and ready to deliver optimal performance on the jobsite.

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