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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
  • Superior breakout force, engine power and digging forces
  • Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 Engine
  • Large cab with excellent visibility
  • Heavy-duty construction, built to last

Hydrema MXG Series for Defence

The Hydrema MXG series represents a breakthrough in earthmoving technology, now expertly adapted for the defense sector. These machines are ingeniously engineered to deliver robust performance while maintaining a compact and user-friendly design, making them perfectly suited for diverse military applications – from navigating tight spaces in urban military settings to operating in active construction zones within military bases. The MX18G, alongside its counterparts in the series - MX14G, MX16G, MX17G, and MX20G - showcases a range of capabilities, ensuring the availability of a specific model for every unique military task. Hydrema's dedication to the MXG series underscores their commitment to delivering the highest quality machinery, each customizable to meet the distinctive requirements of various defense projects.


In the distinguished MXG range of excavators from Hydrema, the MX18G stands out as a testament to innovative engineering, offering a perfect blend of potent performance and compact design for military applications. This wheeled excavator is crafted to excel in efficiency, adeptly handling demanding tasks in constrained and busy military environments. Hydrema's MX18G sets a benchmark in constructing robust, elegantly designed machinery capable of high performance in the most challenging conditions. A key model in the MXG series, the MX18G demonstrates an ideal balance of size and power, making it an outstanding choice for various military excavation and construction tasks.

Engineered for Power and Efficiency

At the core of the Hydrema MX18G, specially adapted for defence use, is the formidable Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 engine, embodying both remarkable strength and advanced engineering. This engine, equipped with a 16-valve common-rail turbo diesel system, delivers a robust 175 horsepower and a peak torque of 780 Nm, making the MX18G a powerhouse in demanding military environments. Its impressive engine performance is matched with superior efficiency, crucial for rigorous military operations. The design includes a large fuel tank and an AdBlue system, ensuring economical fuel usage while adhering to stringent environmental standards.

The MX18G's prowess is further enhanced by its advanced hydrostatic transmission, ensuring constant all-wheel drive — a key feature for diverse military terrains. This well-designed transmission provides smooth operation and precise steering, facilitated by an electronically controlled drive motor and a sophisticated two-speed soft-shift Powershift system. This feature offers the flexibility to switch between manual and automatic gear settings, optimizing control and adaptability across various field conditions. The MX18G is thus equipped to seamlessly transition between on-road and off-road scenarios, perfectly balancing raw power with manoeuvrability.


The MX18G is equipped with an innovative two-part boom, which is offered in varying lengths of 2.0 m, 2.5 m, and 3.0 m, making it highly adaptable for various digging projects. Characterised by its ease of use and flexibility, the MX18G is designed with a sophisticated hydraulic quick-change system, complemented by the option to integrate an Engcon tiltrotator. This combination of features makes the MX18G a versatile and efficient excavator, perfectly suited for a wide range of tasks.


The Hydrema MX18G demonstrates outstanding adaptability with its six different undercarriage options, designed to meet the unique demands of varying terrain conditions.

  • 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 options make the MX18G highly versatile, ready to meet the needs of any work situation. Regardless of the undercarriage configuration used, the MX18G improves work efficiency and increases operator comfort in a variety of working environments.


The MX18G wheeled excavator is equipped with high-performance ZF axles, which play a key role in its exceptional ability to perform in difficult conditions. These axles are equipped with a 45% limited-slip differential lock, which effectively distributes power and enhances the machine's grip in challenging scenarios. A distinctive feature of the MX18G is its planetary reduction wheel hub, which provides increased torque and precise steering, making the machine particularly suitable for precise and challenging digging tasks.

In addition, each axle on the Hydremas MX18G is equipped with inbuilt brakes, enhancing the machine's impressive braking capacity during digging. The front axle is designed with a unique centre bolt and pendulum lock, which enables a pendulum angle of +/- 8º.


The MX18G from Hydrema offers an advanced steering experience that combines hydraulic steering with the option of emergency steering. This ensures you are always in full control of the machine, even in unforeseen situations where maximum precision is required. To add even more to the user experience, joystick steering is also available as an option. With joystick steering, you get intuitive and responsive control at speeds up to 20 km/h, providing a more relaxed and comfortable driving experience, especially during longer work periods.


The MX18G from Hydrema is equipped with a state-of-the-art hydraulic system that includes a two-circuit Load Sensing system and a high-pressure hydrostatic bending system with separate pump for optimal performance. This system is enhanced with electronic power regulation and Mode Control, which allows switching between precision work and ECO Mode to save fuel. Up to three hydraulic circuits are available, two of which are standard and all of which are adjustable from the cab.

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


Equipped with an advanced Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5-motor, the MX18G from Hydrema combines power and eco-friendliness. This engine includes state-of-the-art technology such as DOC, DPF and an SCR catalyst with AdBlue addition. It delivers impressive performance with up to 175 hp (129 kW) and a maximum torque of 780 Nm. To support long-term and efficient operation, the MX18G is equipped with a 280 litre fuel tank and a 31.5 litre AdBlue tank, ideal for long working days without frequent refuelling stops.


The MX18G from Hydrema ensures exceptional mobility with its hydrostatic propulsion and constant 4-wheel drive. Equipped with a variable electronically controlled drive motor and brake valve, it guarantees a smooth and controlled drive. With its 2-speed soft-shift Powershift transmission, suitable for both on- and off-road gears, the MX18G offers the choice between manual and automatic shifting, giving the operator maximum flexibility and comfort in all working conditions.

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


With its advanced 24V electrical system, the MX18G from Hydrema ensures trouble-free operation and long service life. The system includes a powerful 70 Amp. generator and two robust 12V, 100Ah batteries. The wiring is both robust and protected, with waterproof connectors for external use, guaranteeing flawless operation. Easy access to fuses and relays next to the cab through the service hatch makes maintenance and inspection simple. An emergency operation function ensures operation in the event of an electronics failure, and an automatic circuit breaker adds an extra layer of safety. The MX18G is designed to be a reliable and efficient work partner in all situations.


The MX18G from Hydrema is equipped with an easy-to-use automatic circuit breaker. When the operator switches off the machine and leaves the cab, all electrical systems are automatically switched off, saving energy and increasing safety. The system is easily reactivated when the driver returns, thanks to sensors in the doors. With a built-in timer and shutdown process that can be controlled from the dashboard, this feature is both intuitive and convenient. Additionally, an emergency switch is located in the cab, providing an extra layer of security measures.


Operating Hydrema's MX18G is both simple and efficient thanks to its well-designed control system. Multi-function joysticks, including proportional servo functions, a roller and push buttons, provide precise control. Separate foot pedals for the two-part boom and supports/dozer blade increase operator comfort. The operator can easily adjust pressure and oil flow for the option hydraulics directly from the instrument panel, and further customisation is possible with optional advanced joystick configurations. This intuitively designed control system makes the MX18G a pleasure to work with in all situations.


The MX18G's innovative high-pressure hydrostatic slewing system significantly improves the machine's manoeuvrability. This system partially recycles the braking energy to the diesel engine, increasing operational efficiency. Equipped with an integrated mechanical slew brake and soft start function with angle sensors, the MX18G offers a smooth swing speed of 10.8 rpm and a powerful swing torque of 50 kNm, making it optimal for precision work.


The MX18G is equipped with a highly efficient braking system for increased safety and control. It has a two-wheel system with maintenance-free oil-immersed brakes on all wheels, ensuring stable and reliable breaking. With an integrated parking brake in the transmission and a standard automatic digging brake, the MX18G combines efficiency with ease of use, making it a safe choice for all types of jobs.


This wheeled excavator offers a spacious and comfortable ROPS cab, designed with operator comfort in mind. The cab features an efficient air conditioning system with seven adjustable air nozzles and an air-suspension seat to ensure comfortable working in all conditions. A large 10" display with touch controls and an armrest controller makes it easy to monitor and control the machine's functions. The cab is also equipped with a sliding window in the door and a two-piece windscreen, of which the upper part can be opened and the lower part completely removed, as well as a practical roof window for increased visibility. Comfort is further enhanced with an adjustable steering column and multi-adjustable armrest. Large rear-view mirrors with electronic adjustment and a reversing camera integrated into the display ensure a good overview. In addition, the cab offers practical storage space under and behind the seat, making the MX18G a functional and comfortable workplace.


With Hydrema's MX18G you get a remarkably quiet working experience. The cab sound level is pleasantly low at only 68 dB(A), while the exterior sound level remains moderate at 102 dB(A). This sonic refinement makes the MX18G a pleasant partner in the workplace, both for the operator and the surroundings.


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 1720
with 2.5 M dipper 2060
with 3.0 M dipper 2410
Total length during transport, 2.5 M dipper 9120
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 18,700
A3 - Blade + stabilizer 20,100
2 x A1 - Front and rear blade 20,000
A4 - Front and rear stabilizer 20,200

Weight stated with 441 lb quick hitch and 882 lb bucket.



Length of dipper MM 2.0 2.5 3.0
Strike height 10680 11180 11670
Lifting height MM 9610 10110 10600
Digging depth MM 5330 5830 6330
Range MM 9220 9720 10220
Vertical digging depth MM 4030 4490 4970
Horizontal digging depth MM 6440 6650 6840
Lifting height MM 7110 7610 8110
Working depth MM 5820 6320 6820
Range  MM 8570 9070 9570
Bucket rotation angle 0 175 175 175
Breakout force, directly mounted bucket  
Breakout force, bucket (ISO) kN 138    
Digging force (ISO) kN 111 97 86
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.



  • Smallest counterweight, which means it has the smallest rear swing radius
  • Available with 2.0 and 2.5 length dipper
  • Shortest outer boom at 2900 mm
  • The most compact model in the MXG series


  • The "centre" model in the series
  • Has a larger drive motor than the MX14G
  • Available with 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 length dipper
  • Still low swing radius, but greater digging power


  • A combination of the MX16G and MX18G
  • Has the same length outer boom as MX16G
  • Has the same counterweight as the MX18G
  • This makes it the MX with the greatest lifting power


  • Has the longest outer boom
  • This also gives it the highest breaking and digging force
  • Less compact but more powerful than the other models in the series
  • Is the largest model in the MXG series


  • This has the exact same features as an MX18G
  • The difference is that it comes with a dozer blade and supports as standard
  • It is therefore the heaviest in the series
  • Is an MX18G with dozer blade and supports as standard

Hydrema MX18G for Defence: The Epitome of Versatility and Operational Excellence

In the realm of military engineering, the MX18G, a key member of Hydrema's MXG series, sets a new standard for wheeled excavators, blending formidable power with exceptional flexibility. Engineered for maneuverability in constrained military environments, from urban operations to compact field sites, the MX18G excels in versatility. Its robust Cummins engine is complemented by advanced hydraulics and a user-friendly control system, culminating in a performance that is both highly effective and eco-conscious.

The MX18G boasts a cutting-edge transmission system, ensuring seamless gear transitions and optimized power delivery. Its precision-engineered drive hydraulic system ensures exactness in every operation, a crucial attribute in military tasks. The operator's cab is an oasis of comfort, featuring an ergonomic design and sophisticated technology that maintain operator focus and comfort during extended missions.

With a variety of undercarriage options and a potent hydraulic system, the MX18G transcends its role as just a wheeled excavator. It emerges as an indispensable tool in military construction, delivering unmatched efficiency and accuracy in a wide array of military engineering projects.

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Hydrema MX18G for Defence: Revolutionizing Military Earthmoving

The MX18G wheeled excavator, a standout in Hydrema's lineup, epitomizes top-tier quality and exceptional performance for military applications. Equipped with a robust engine offering up to 175 hp and a maximum torque of 780 Nm, it's tailored to tackle the most strenuous military tasks effortlessly.

This model adeptly marries its potent engine with superior fuel efficiency, making a significant impact on reducing operating costs in military settings. Its advanced hydraulic system, capable of delivering a remarkable hydraulic flow of 407 l/min, enables the MX18G to proficiently manage a variety of hydraulic tools, including specialized military attachments.

Designed for precision, the MX18G features advanced swing control and slew brake energy regeneration, ensuring smooth and precise maneuvering. The cab prioritizes operator comfort, essential for maintaining productivity during prolonged military operations.

Safety is paramount in the MX18G, with cutting-edge cameras and a comprehensive 360-degree surveillance system providing unparalleled situational awareness and enhanced safety on military sites.

The MX18G's versatility is unmatched, allowing for customization to meet the unique requirements of various military environments, from construction projects to field logistics.

Its maintenance regime is straightforward and accessible, ensuring the MX18G is consistently operational and at peak performance.

For military operations demanding the best in power, precision, and reliability, the Hydrema MX18G stands as an indispensable asset, ready to excel in the most challenging conditions.




The MX18G features a powerful Cummins engine that delivers an impressive 175 horsepower and 780 Nm of torque.This engine is designed to tackle even the most demanding projects with ease. With a balance of raw power and economical fuel consumption, the engine ensures the MX18G delivers high performance while keeping running costs low, making it ideal for tackling challenging working conditions efficiently.



This powerful wheeled excavator from Hydrema is equipped with an advanced hydraulic system that delivers a significant flow of 407 litres per minute. This ensures the machine can operate a wide range of hydraulic tools with both power and finesse. Whatever the task at hand - whether it's using buckets, grapples or other attachments - the MX18G's hydraulic system delivers the strength and agility needed to get the job done with maximum efficiency.



The Hydrema MX18G sets a high standard for safety with its range of advanced safety features. This model offers the option to integrate additional cameras and a comprehensive 360-degree surveillance system. These technologies significantly expand the operator's field of vision, which is essential for safe operation, especially in confined and busy work areas. With these safety measures, the MX18G is designed to ensure maximum protection and overview for the operator in all work situations.



The MX18G's slewing system is a key feature that makes this wheeled excavator extremely manoeuvrable and versatile on the jobsite. It is designed to allow 360-degree rotation of the machine's upper body relative to its lower body, allowing the operator to turn the machine in different directions with ease.The hydrostatic slewing function is equipped with an energy-regenerating swing brake that ensures smooth and precise rotational manoeuvres, which is essential for tasks that require accuracy and efficiency.


The MX18G cab is designed with operator comfort, functionality and safety in mind. The spacious and comfortable ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure) cab is created to meet the needs of the operator. The cab is equipped with an air conditioning system that ensures comfortable working conditions, no matter the weather conditions. In addition, the advanced 10-inch touchscreen and customised control settings make operation intuitive and seamless, creating a pleasant working experience.


With its modular design, the MX18G stands as a masterpiece of versatility and customisability. This machine is made to satisfy even the most specific needs, allowing for customised configurations that perfectly fit any requirement. Whether it's the choice of undercarriage configurations, tyre types or optional equipment such as the impressive Engcon rotor tilt, the MX18G always manages to adapt and solve a multitude of tasks and challenging work situations.


The MX18G from Hydrema places great emphasis on hassle-free maintenance and service. Easy access to service points makes maintenance uncomplicated, and the machine can even be equipped with a centralised lubrication system that automatically supplies the necessary lubricants. For an even more efficient maintenance process, you can take advantage of Hydrema Telematics, which allows you to control and monitor your machine with ease. This ensures that the MX18G is always in optimal condition and ready to deliver top performance on the jobsite.

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