Magirus-Deutz Uranus truck
The Magirus-Deutz Uranus was a truck model of the German commercial vehicle manufacturer Magirus-Deutz in Ulm. With 250 hp from an air-cooled V12 engine from Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz , the Uranus was the most powerful truck produced in Germany of its time and used for the military.
The heavy, three-axle vehicle came in 1954 as "A12000 Uranus" on the market and served as a chassis for fire and military crane wagons and heavy tractors. In addition, variants existed as a tractor and dump truck , especially for export .Also a weaker version with 170 HP was as "Uranus 170A" on offer.
The first fire truck crane appeared in 1956 with the KW 15. This model was then unrivaled in the market, not only in terms of engine performance, but also in terms of the load capacity of the crane of about 15 tons. The crane truck was later upgraded to a payload of 20 tons (first KW 16, then KW 20).
As part of a change in the model nomenclature in Magirus-Deutz Uranus changed its name in 1964 to "250D25". The 250 stood for 250 hp, the 25 for 25 tons total weight.
End of production was around 1975. In total, around 1570 pieces of the A12000 Uranus and 250D25. The main customers were the fire department and the military.
- Engine: air-cooled V12 engine
- Power:250 hp
- Torque: 920 Nm at 1200 rpm
- Payload:25 tons