Hägglunds tracked vehicles

Hägglunds are Swedish dual-cab, medium class, over-snow vehicles which can carry four passengers in the front cab. They have a towing capacity of 2 tonnes on suitable sleds, and they operate over most snow and ice terrain including sea ice and soft snow.

A minimum thickness of 50 cm of hard ice is required before a Hägglunds can be driven across sea ice. The operational range of a Hagglunds is approximately 250 km, dependent on speed, load and the type of terrain encountered.

Hägglunds are powered by Mercedes or Cummins turbo diesel engines driving four rubber tracks through an automatic transmission and transfer case. Steering occurs by articulation of the front and rear cabs. Although these vehicles are usually very reliable, they need care and proper handling, and must only be operated by qualified personnel who have satisfied the training requirements.

This page was last modified on 12 August 2010.