Construction & Special Purpose Vehicles

Power and Precision for Construction & Special Purpose Vehicles - for tough jobs in any environment.

The more complicated your requirements are - and the more specific the application - the greater your need for an mtu engine.

Dust, mud, moisture, heat, multi-shift operation: engines in road construction machines must work under the most severe conditions. mtu engines are built for consistent performance to meet your construction equipment’s extraordinary demands. Ranging in power from 75 kW (Series 900) to 970 kW (Series 2000), they are built to drive your construction & special purpose vehicles or public utility vehicles at full speed and full load. mtu engines have also proven themselves as drive systems for stationary applications and machines such as pumps and compressors. Our engine construction is based on Mercedes-Benz technology, but customized for off-highway use. We also offer a variety of power take-off options for special purpose vehicles such as street sweepers  or snow groomers.  

mtu engines represent the best in both availability and reliability, while their low lifecycle costs and maximum economical efficiency are allied with an excellent power-to-weight ratio.  Our engines are optimized in clean and economical combustion as well as exhaust aftertreatment to reduce emissions and meet EU regulations on Stage V. The Emission Flex Package and a wide range of  emissions certificates secure an enhanced flexibility of your construction equipment engines.  Advanced technology, that delivers high-performance, make our engines the lowest-consumption engines on the market. In addition to their well-known longevity, low-maintenance construction and long service intervals also ensure their cost-effectiveness.  

Construction & Special Purpose Applications

We offer a broad range of drive solutions for construction equipment and special purpose vehicles.

Engines for Dump trucks

High performance engines for rugged terrain

Engines for Wheel Loaders, Bulldozers and Excavators

Built to deliver shorter load cycles through full load performance

Engines for Road Building Equipment

Built for the most severe conditions

Engines for Pumps, Compressors and Other Special Applications

Ensure high throughput

Engines for Snow Groomers

Ready for high altitudes and low temperatures

Engines for Specialized & Public Utility Vehicles

Versatile solutions for specific tasks

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