Hydrema completes machine range with new MX17 wheeled excavator


Speed from the MX16 combined with lifting capacity from the MX18 turns into the most compact 17-ton machine on the market: Hydrema MX17 – All MX wheeled excavators get updated cabin.

The expectations the Danish Construction equipment manufacturer had for the MX series before launching the range at the giant Bauma exhibition in Münich in 2013, have now been fully achieved. The MX14, MX16 and MX18 wheeled Excavators will now be complemented by another model which completes the range. Hydrema is ready to launch the new MX17, which combines the speed of the MX16 with the strength and lifting capacity of the MX18.

“The MX17 has all the qualities of the MX16 and MX18. With its speed and agility, this new machine is designed for use in cities like the MX16 with very high lifting capacity and stability for its class”,says R&D Manager Thorkil K. Iversen at Hydrema.

As such, there has been no shortage in the MX series. The three previous machines have fulfilled the intentions Hydrema set out when creating the MX range. Namely, a series of excavators with high lifting capacity, stability and efficiency, which are more compact than similar machines on the market. We now find that there is room and demand for a Hydrema excavator that combines the powers of the slightly heavier machine with the speed of the compact city excavator.

Traction and stability

“With the same driveline as the MX18, the MX17 has the tractive power of 111 kN and has 20 per cent greater break-out force when compared to the MX16. It perfectly matches the desire to create a powerful machine with high stability, while at the same time being compact and agile”,says Thorkil K. Iversen.

The slightly higher weight of the MX17 over the MX16 helps to increase the vital stability over the side by as much as 18 per cent at the six meters. Over the dozer blade, the Hydrema MX17 has a lifting capacity of 7200 kg at a range of six meters. That’s an 11 per cent increase over the MX16, and when compared to other compact excavators, the machine achieves close to 30 per cent higher lifting capacity.

“It’s not for nothing that Hydrema is considered a trendsetter within the development of compact machines. We have managed to create a stable of compact machines with unique lifting capabilities to cover all the contractor’s needs, from the MX14 & 16 for more general work up to the heavier lifting capacities of the MX17 & 18”, says the R&D manager.

The most compact in the market

“With the launch of the MX17 this August we will have succeeded in creating a new machine unit, which achieves the same agility and speed of the MX16 with the robustness, power and stability of the MX18 without the size. This is the most compact 17-ton machine available, emphasised by the unique folding away of the excavator arm, achieving the smallest turning circle on the market”, says Thorkil K. Iversen

Denmark’s only manufacturer of large construction machinery has not only launched a brand new MX model; it has used the time during the corona shutdown to also make a significant update of the operator’s cab in the MX wheeled excavators.

Hydrema uses the same cab in all MX models including the two popular rail machines: MX16 and MX 20 Rail. The new 2021-cabin has a brand new door design and an openable front windscreen. It is also possible to remove the lower front window panel to achieve optimal visibility, along with the opportunity to communicate with people in the excavation area.

“We have also introduced a brand new armrest design, where the operator has four individual adjustment options for each armrest. It is of great importance to achieve optimum ergonomics and to ensure that the individual operator can adjust to exactly his preferred working position. This is important because machine operators often spend the entire working day in the driver’s seat. It is also possible to opt for an air-suspended seat with ventilation and automatic weight adjustment”, emphasises R&D Manager Thorkil K. Iversen.

In addition to the essential details to ensure maximum safety and comfort, the operator – and the contractor – can also enjoy new, fresh grey interior colours in the 2021 cabs.