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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
  • Large cab with excellent visibility
  • Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 Engine
  • Unrivalled stability and lifting power
  • Large cab with excellent visibility


Hydrema's MXG series marks a significant advancement in military earthmoving technology. This series, featuring the MX20G along with the MX14G, MX16G, MX17G, and MX18G, combines a compact build with formidable performance, making these machines perfectly suited for diverse military applications. From navigating the tight confines of urban military encampments to the demanding conditions of field construction sites, the MXG series delivers unparalleled versatility.


The MX20G stands as the largest and most capable model in Hydrema's innovative MXG series, specially adapted for military use. This model epitomizes efficiency and a compact design, making it exceptionally suited for demanding tasks in constrained military settings. The MX20G exemplifies Hydrema's dedication to creating robust and sleek machinery, designed to perform optimally in tight operational areas. As a pivotal model in the MXG series, the MX20G masterfully blends a compact size with formidable power, ensuring adaptability and effectiveness in a broad spectrum of military excavation tasks.

Superiority in Power and Adaptability for Defence

At the heart of the MX20G, the crowning model of Hydrema's MXG series tailored for military operations, lies the powerful Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5 engine. This engine stands as a symbol of the machine's immense strength and engineering prowess. With a sophisticated 16-valve Common-Rail turbo diesel system, it generates a remarkable 175 horsepower and 780 Nm of peak torque, making the MX20G a powerhouse in demanding military environments. It features a large fuel tank and an AdBlue system, enhancing fuel efficiency and meeting rigorous environmental standards.

The MX20G's advanced hydrostatic transmission guarantees consistent all-wheel drive, crucial for varied military terrains. This transmission is meticulously designed for a smooth operation and precise steering, incorporating an electronically controlled drive motor and a two-speed soft-shift Powershift system. This allows operators to seamlessly toggle between manual and automatic gear settings, optimizing control across different field conditions. The MX20G is thus exceptionally versatile, well-suited for both on-road and off-road military applications, striking the perfect balance between raw power and agility.


The MX20G features an innovative boom design that can be customised for different tasks thanks to its adjustable lengths of 2.0 m, 2.5 m, and 3.0 m. This flexibility makes the MX20G ideal for a variety of digging projects. In addition, the MX20G is equipped with the option to mount an Engcon tiltrotator, increasing its versatility and making it an optimal choice for a variety of digging tasks. This combination of features makes the MX20G a highly capable and flexible excavator, able to handle a wide range of tasks with ease.


The Hydrema MX20G comes in a single undercarriage setup, designed to fully utilise the machine's performance for lifting and other demanding tasks:

  • Front dozer bl./rear stabilizers (A3)


The MX20G wheeled excavator from Hydrema uses high-performance ZF axles, essential for its capacity in demanding conditions. These axles have a 45% limited-slip differential lock that optimises power distribution and improves traction. The machine's planetary reduction wheel hubs increase torque and precision, which is ideal for complex digging applications. In addition, the MX20G has built-in brakes on the axles and a front axle with a unique pendulum lock that allows a +/- 8º pendulum angle for increased manoeuvrability.


The MX20G from Hydrema utilises advanced steering technology that combines hydraulic steering with emergency steering capability, ensuring constant control in all conditions. This feature is essential for handling unexpected situations where precise manoeuvring is critical. To further enhance the user experience, joystick steering is offered as an option. This joystick system enables smooth and precise control at speeds up to 20 km/h, resulting in a more comfortable driving experience, especially during prolonged use.


Equipped with a sophisticated hydraulic system, the MX20G from Hydrema offers a combination of a dual-circuit Load Sensing system and a dedicated high-pressure pump for slew control, ensuring excellent performance. The system is equipped with electronic power regulation and a Mode Control function that gives the user a choice between precise precision work and a fuel-efficient ECO Mode. The machine has the option of up to three hydraulic circuits, with two as standard, and all 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


The Hydrema MX20G is powered by an efficient, Cummins B 4.5 L Stage 5-engine, which is a fusion of power and environmental concerns. This engine is equipped with advanced technology including DOC, DPF, and SCR catalyst with AdBlue technology. The engine delivers a powerful performance with up to 175 hp (129 kW) and a maximum torque of 780 Nm. To ensure continuous and efficient operation, the MX20G has a 280 litre fuel tank and a 31.5 litre AdBlue tank, minimising the need for frequent refuelling stops during long work periods.


With its hydrostatic propulsion and constant four-wheel drive, the MX20G ensures excellent mobility on all terrains. This model is equipped with an electronically controlled variable drive motor and an integrated brake valve, offering a smooth and controllable driving experience. The MX20G is equipped with a 2-speed soft-shift Powershift transmission, which is suitable for both on-road and off-road conditions and allows the driver to switch between manual and automatic gear settings. This feature provides optimal flexibility and comfort for the driver in different working conditions.

  • 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, rotor tilt and heavy attachments or other equipment, the maximum speed may be lower.


The MX20G from Hydrema is equipped with a sophisticated 24V electrical system that ensures reliable performance and long-term durability. The system consists of an efficient 70 Amp. generator and two powerful 12V, 100Ah batteries. Its wiring harness is designed to be both durable and safe, with waterproof connectors for outdoor use, ensuring reliable operation. Maintenance and checks are made easy with easy access to fuses and relays near the cab through a service hatch. An emergency operation function guarantees continued operation in the event of electronic failures, and an automatic circuit breaker offers additional protection. The MX20G is designed to be a stable and efficient partner in any working condition. 


The MX20G has an automated circuit breaker offers additional protection. This feature ensures that all electrical systems are automatically switched off when the operator ends use and leaves the cab, saving energy and improving safety. Reactivation of the system is seamless when the driver returns, supported by sensors located in the doors. Equipped with a built-in timer and a controllable shutdown function from the dashboard, this feature makes operation both intuitive and convenient. For additional safety, there is an emergency switch located within easy reach in the cab.


The Hydrema MX20G features user-friendly operation with its efficient control system. Equipped with multifunctional joysticks that include servo functions and push buttons, it ensures precise control. With separate foot pedals for the two-part boom and dozer blade/stabilisers, comfort is increased. Users can adjust hydraulic pressure and flow from the instrument panel, and there are options for further customisation with advanced joystick settings. This makes the MX20G easy and comfortable to operate in all work situations.


The Hydrema MX20G's state-of-the-art high-pressure hydrostatic slewing system plays a key role in improving the manoeuvrability of the machine, allowing it to turn 360 degrees. The system increases efficiency by recycling some of the braking energy to the diesel engine. Equipped with a mechanical holding brake for yaw and a soft start function with angle sensors, the MX20G ensures a smooth swing speed of 10.8 rpm and a powerful swing torque of 50 kNm, ideal for precise work.


To ensure maximum safety and control, the MX20G from Hydrema comes with a state-of-the-art braking system. This model includes a dual-circuit braking system with maintenance-free oil immersed brakes on all four wheels, guaranteeing consistent and reliable braking. With an integrated parking brake in the transmission and a standard automatic excavation brake, the MX20G combines safety with ease of use, making it ideal for a wide range of applications.


The Hydrema MX20G's cab is a blend of spaciousness and ergonomic design that prioritises operator comfort. Equipped with an advanced air conditioning system with multiple air nozzles and an air suspension seat, it ensures comfort in a variety of working environments. The cab has a 10" touchscreen display and user-friendly controller in the armrest for easy operation. Features include a sliding window in the door, a split windscreen with an opening option, and a roof window for improved visibility. Comfort is complemented by adjustable steering wheel and armrests, while large mirrors and a reversing camera ensure optimal visibility. The MX20G also offers practical storage space, making it a convenient workplace.


The MX20G offers an impressively low noise level during operation. Inside the cab, the sound level is reduced to a comfortable 68 dB(A), and outside, the noise is kept at a moderate 102 dB(A). This low sound level contributes to a more pleasant working atmosphere for both the operator and the surroundings, making the MX20G an ideal machine for noise-sensitive work areas.


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 -
A3 - Blade + stabilizer 20,100
2 x A1 - Front and rear blade -
A4 - Front and rear stabilizer -

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.



  • Features the lightest counterweight in the range, resulting in the smallest swing radius
  • Offered with 2.0 and 2.5 metre dipper
  • Equipped with the shortest outer boom in the series, measuring 2900 mm
  • Is the most compact variant in the MXG series


  • Operates as the mid-size model in the range
  • Equipped with a more powerful drive motor compared to the MX14G
  • Available with dipper in 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 metre lengths
  • Maintains a low swing radius with increased excavation capacity


  • A combination of features from both the MX16G and MX18G
  • Has the same boom length as the MX16G
  • Equipped with the same counterweight as the MX18G
  • Gives it the strongest lifting force in the series


  • Has the longest boom in the entire series
  • Offers the most significant breaking and excavation force
  • Less compact than other models, but with significantly more power
  • The largest model in the MXG series


  • Shares the same features as the MX18G
  • Standard equipment includes a dozer blade and supports
  • The heaviest model in the series
  • An MX18G that comes standard with a dozer blade and supports

Hydrema MX20G for Defence: Power Meets Tactical Agility

In Hydrema's MXG series, the MX20G sets a new precedent for wheeled excavators, tailored for defense applications. It marries formidable power with unparalleled versatility, a necessity in varied military contexts. Uniquely configured with both supports and dozer blade as standard features, the MX20G stands as the most stable excavator in the series, a key attribute for operations in challenging terrains. Its design ensures effective maneuverability in both dense urban military settings and active construction areas within military bases.

The cab of the MX20G is a haven of comfort, incorporating an ergonomic design and technological advancements to maintain operator comfort and concentration during extended missions. Equipped with a robust undercarriage and a powerful hydraulic system, the MX20G transcends the role of a mere wheeled excavator; it emerges as an essential asset in military engineering projects, bringing unmatched efficiency and precision to a wide array of construction and excavation tasks.

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Hydrema MX20G for Defence: Redefining Earthmoving Capabilities

The MX20G, a standout in Hydrema's offerings for defence, redefines performance in the earthmoving sector. It boasts a powerful engine that offers up to 175 hp and a maximum torque of 780 Nm, establishing it as a top choice for the most challenging military applications.

This model merges its robust engine power with impressive fuel efficiency, leading to significant operational cost savings. Equipped with an advanced hydraulic system capable of delivering a remarkable 407 l/min flow, the MX20G handles a wide array of hydraulic tools with ease, enhancing its utility in various military scenarios.

Designed with an emphasis on precise control and energy recovery from the swing brake, the MX20G facilitates smooth and accurate operations. Its cab is tailored for optimal operator comfort, essential for maintaining productivity during prolonged military tasks.

The MX20G prioritizes safety with advanced cameras and a 360-degree surveillance system, providing a comprehensive view of the surroundings and substantially increasing safety on military sites.

Versatile and adaptable, the MX20G is configured to meet the diverse requirements of different military environments, from construction to logistics.

With its straightforward and accessible maintenance design, the MX20G ensures continuous operational readiness and peak functionality.

The MX20G is an ideal solution for defence forces seeking a machine that combines power, precision, and resilience, ready to excel in the multifaceted challenges of military earthmoving.




The MX20G is equipped with a dynamic Cummins engine that delivers an impressive 175 horsepower and 780 Nm of torque. This engine is designed to handle even the most challenging tasks with utmost efficiency. The perfect combination of strong performance and fuel economy makes the MX20G engine ideal for demanding working conditions, delivering reliable power and helping to minimise operating costs.



Part of Hydrema's impressive fleet of wheeled excavators, the MX20G features a state-of-the-art hydraulic system with an impressive flow rate of 407 litres per minute. This powerful system allows the MX20G to utilise a diverse range of hydraulic tools efficiently, from shovels to grapples, delivering the necessary power combined with precision for any job. With this advanced hydraulic system, the MX20G can handle a variety of tasks with unrivalled efficiency and agility.



By incorporating advanced safety features, the Hydrema MX20G sets new standards in operator safety. This includes the ability to add additional cameras and a comprehensive 360-degree surveillance system that significantly expands the driver's field of vision. This enhanced visibility is essential for safe manoeuvring, especially in confined spaces and high activity areas. With these safety enhancements, the MX20G is designed to offer maximum protection and a clear view in all work situations.



The MX20G from Hydrema impresses with its advanced curvature system that allows 360-degree rotation of the machine's upper body in relation to its lower body. This gives the operator exceptional control and manoeuvrability on the jobsite, which is essential in dense urban areas and on busy construction sites.


The MX20G continues the tradition of premium operator comfort and advanced technology. The spacious ROPS cab is designed with the operator's wellbeing in mind and is equipped with an efficient air conditioning system to ensure comfortable working conditions in all weather conditions. The innovative controls, including a customisable 10-inch touchscreen, make it easy to control the machine with precision and ease, resulting in a comfortable working experience.


This excavator is a true master of customisation and versatility. With its modular design, the MX20G can be tailored to meet the most specific requirements. Whether it's undercarriage options, tyre types or optional equipment like the Engcon rotor tilt, the MX20G is ready to tackle a wide range of tasks and challenging work situations with ease.


With easy access to service points, maintenance is simple and the MX20G can even be equipped with a centralised lubrication system that automatically delivers 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 MX20G is always in optimal condition and ready to deliver top performance on the jobsite.

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