Industrial Cranes Material Handling

Cranes & Material Handling

Experts in Cranes & Material Handling Solutions.
Construction and industrial work must be carried out quickly and profitably. Performing at the highest level, mtu engines ensure safety, reliability and precision.

Decades of experience and know-how is reflected in our extensive product range that consistently offers you versatile solutions for specific tasks. Engines and machines, applications and drives, investments and earnings are all perfectly tuned to one another. This is why we are the leading engine manufacturer for material handling equipment and mobile cranes. Ranging from outputs of 75 kW (Series 900) to 480 kW (Series 1500), our engines are perfect for your aircraft tractors, mobile cranes, airport ground support machinery, container cranes, reach stackers and telehandlers or any other material lifting equipment. 

The Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 engines are based on Mercedes-Benz technology, but optimized for off-highway use.

These engines range from 100-480 kW and have been specifically designed for industrial applications. Low lifecycle costs, proven durability and excellent power-to-weight ratio ensure you benefit from both economic efficiency and reliability. Further, our engines are among the lowest-consumption engines on the market. Optimized, efficient combustion and exhaust aftertreatment ensure that our diesel drives meet the widest range of emissions specifications up to EU Stage V. With our Emission Flex Package and a wide range of emissions certificates we offer the highest flexibility so you can use our newest engine generation all over the world without any adjustment of assembly space.

Cranes & Material Handling Applications

We offer drive systems for a multitude of applications

Engines for Mobile and Crawler Cranes

Compact, high-performance and powerful

Engines for Harbor Equipment

Industrial material handling solutions in perfect sync with harbor logistic systems

Engines for Telehandlers, Reach stackers and Forklifts

A strong link in the never-stopping global supply chain

Engines for Airport Ground Support

Smooth operation demands uncompromising reliability

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