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Mahindra MPV-i with Fassi

The defence sector of the Indian industrial group Mahindra supplies the UN with vehicles equipped with Fassi cranes de-mining systems


Rome (Italy) – The Mahindra MPV-i is a fully armored vehicle powered by a 250 hp diesel engine that can protecting its passengers from mine explosions. It also has a system for detecting IEDs up to 5 metres away from the vehicle, capable of dealing with their detonation from a height of 1.5 metres above the ground. This system works thanks to a Fassi Micro series crane designed specifically for this purpose.

IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) are bombs made with non-conventional materials, using explosives recovered from parts of conventional devices (bullets and mines) and homemade explosives. They can sometimes be even more powerful than mines and are more often placed on dirt roads, as the devices require longer to set on asphalt surfaces. In many cases these are pressure devices, which explode as vehicles pass by, in other cases the bombs are detonated by a remote control. (Courtesy of RushLane - rushlane.com)

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s goal of meeting different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.