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New Hydrema MX G-series wheeled excavators

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 23 Feb 2021

New Hydrema MX G-series wheeled excavators

Hydrema has introduced a raft of upgrades for its range of MX wheeled excavators, increasing power and torque, and adding the advanced new Hydrema Telematics system as standard.

The G-series upgrades apply to the entire series of MX wheeled excavators, consisting of the MX14, 16, 17 and 18, models ranging from 14 to 19 tons, and the two specialised railway excavators, MX16 Rail and MX20 Rail. The machines are all equipped with the latest Cummins Stage 5 engine with 175hp, which fully meet the latest emission requirements. The exhaust gas is now treated in one compact unit, consisting of two catalysts and a particulate filter. The new engine has 780Nm of maximum torque, which is 15% up on the  previous generation.

Hydrema is also introducing an electronically regulated drive motor with an automatic retarder, and the company has re-engineered the slew function for smoother movements of the upper carriage. Angle sensors have been added, and new software continuously adapts the hydraulics and slew braking function for all loads. Hydrema's wheeled excavators have traditionally had a separate hydrostatic circuit for the slew function with a separate hydraulic pump. This makes it possible to regenerate the slew brake energy and keep the slew function completely independent of the other excavator functions.

Standard equipment on the new G-series machines includes an automatic battery isolator, safe entry and exit cab lighting, two hydraulic circuits for implements and four LED work lights on the cab. The updated cabin with improved comfort that Hydrema launched last year is also mounted on the new G-Series. The cab has, among other things, multi-adjustable armrests and a dual USB connector for charging. Furthermore, Hydrema has added extended setting options in the dashboard for the integrated tilt-rotator system and hydraulics attachments.

The newly developed Hydrema Telematics is included as standard on the new MX G series, too. The advanced system continuously collects data about the machine's engine, transmission, hydraulics and other vital parts. The information on, among other things, temperatures, oil pressure, fuel consumption and current fuel level is collected and displayed in the web portal or on the operator's smartphone. The system also collects error codes to ensure that service and repairs can be performed as accurately and efficiently as possible. Furthermore, machine software can be updated remotely via the GSM network.

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