Rolls-Royce to supply MTU Series 106 engines for Polish Army’s JELCZ trucks
Rolls-Royce has been contracted to supply 500 MTU Series 106 engines for vehicles to be used by the Polish Armed Forces.
Manufactured by Rolls-Royce’s subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen, the MTU 6R 106 TD21 engines will be fitted on JELCZ four-wheel-drive 442.32 all-terrain trucks.
The JELCZ 442.32 is a two-axle, high-mobility special vehicle that can be used to transport goods in bulk or on pallets and 10ft ISO containers.
The vehicle’s chassis is adapted for on-road and off-road driving and meets ADR regulations, JELCZ stated.
The all-terrain truck has a length of 7,800m and features a gear box with eight forward gears and one reverse gear.
It also includes an air heating system, a water heater to simplify engine ignition, night-vision devices, and filter-ventilating solutions.
MTU Friedrichshafen Marine and Government Business head Knut Müller said: “We are delighted at having succeeded, once again, in convincing JELCZ of the benefits of MTU engines.
“The fact that JELCZ has now ordered a total of 1,400 of our engines for its vehicles is proof of the superb, close collaboration between our two companies.”
Delivery of the first batch of the engines will begin later this year.
To date, MTU has supplied 900 Series 106 engines for JELCZ vehicles currently in service with the Polish Army.
Image: The type 6R 106 TD21 engines will be used to power four-wheel-drive JELCZ 442.32 all-terrain trucks for use by the Polish Armed Forces. Photo: courtesy of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.