Powertrain Design for Construction Equipment

AVL knows the very specific demands of the Heavy Duty off-road business. With a team of highly experienced design engineers AVL is capable to deliver tailor-made solutions for every purpose and application. Our design solutions meet the expectations of reliability, efficiency, driveability, low operating and production costs, while being compliant with the actual and future emission standards.

AVL Solution

  • Short development cycles supported by simulation-driven "front-loading" design methodology proved by numerous projects per year
  • Consideration of all software and control requirements already in the early design concept stage
  • Smart modular design for exhaust aftertreatment systems and innovative thermal management solutions due to emission regulations
  • Experience with all kinds of hybridization (hydraulic, pneumatic, electrification of auxiliaries)
  • Unique system know-how of Powershift, Powershuttle, DCT & CVT Transmissions
  • Experts in vehicle power hydraulic and its related safety requirements
  • Engine concepts for highest specific performance and peak firing pressure capabilities

Customer Benefits

  • Do it first time right – get high quality results with different work scopes, from consultancy up to turn-key developments to SOP and beyond
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the vehicle requirements of different off-road applications due to feedback loop field testing
  • Database of benchmark and measurement data allows statistically driven target and trend analysis
  • Development of proven concepts, verified through highly sophisticated simulation and validation
  • Gain synergy effects of entire product portfolio at AVL (design approach, simulation tools, development methods)
  • Predictable System Performance before first prototype built (calculated evidence for fuel consumption, driveability, reliability and function)


AVL has proven its competence and practice-oriented innovative strength in a huge variety of projects – from solutions on a component level up to the development of entire systems up to SOP.

  • Powertrain family concepts
  • Multiple application engines
  • CVT and Powershift transmissions
  • Cooling System optimization
  • Electrification of auxiliaries
  • Hydraulic energy storage
  • Drive train simulation
  • Energy management
  • Exhaust Aftertreatment System integration