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Thermal management


An overview

Ideal heating and air conditioning for construction machinery operators

Here at Eberspächer, we provide first-class heating and cooling systems for optimum thermal management in construction machinery. Our products include pre-heaters for construction machinery, excavators and wheel loaders, as well as air conditioning systems for drivers’ cabs in all types of construction machinery. Our systems provide greater comfort and safety: in winter, operators benefit from a pre-heated engine and a toasty cab, and in summer they can enjoy refreshing temperatures thanks to an electrically operated air conditioning system – even when the engine is turned off. Operators of machinery demonstrably perform better and are more alert in a cab with a pleasant climate. These pre-heater and cooling systems help our customers to comply with legal requirements on working conditions and to ensure availability. After years of experience in development, application and production, we can provide tailored heating and cooling solutions as well as retrofitted pre-heaters and air conditioning systems.

We also offer retrofit solutions for all types of construction machinery

Our main products:

  • Air conditioning systems for wheel loaders
  • Air conditioning systems for excavators
  • Pre-heaters for wheel loaders
  • Pre-heaters for excavators
  • Rooftop-mounted air conditioning systems for wheel loaders
  • Rooftop-mounted air conditioning systems for excavators

Heating solutions for excavators, wheel loaders and other construction machinery

There are two different heating solutions to choose from: the fuel operated water heater and the fuel operated air heater.


Fuel operated water heater for construction machinery

Since the Eberspächer Hydronic is integrated in the cooling water circuit, it not only heats the passenger compartment but can also pre-heat the engine of construction machinery such as excavators and wheel loaders at standstill at the same time. This reduces engine wear caused by cold starts, helping to save fuel and money. By pre-heating the driver’s cab, the pre-heater defrosts the windshield while also creating a safer, pleasant temperature inside. The three versions of our fuel operated water heater are perfect for ensuring comfortable heating across the construction machinery subsegment.



Fuel operated air heater

This pre-heater can rapidly heat the air in the driver’s cab in construction machinery, making it particularly energy efficient. It is easy to install and retrofit.


Electric heating and air conditioning for construction machinery

We offer a range of electric heater versions for construction machinery to suit our customers’ needs.


High-voltage coolant heater for construction machinery

If you are searching for a reliable, high-performance electric heating solution with safe PTC technology and a 5 kW heating capacity, then look no further. This product is now in its third generation of development. As a high-voltage PTC coolant heater, it is particularly suited to electrically powered wheel loaders and excavators. It provides a warm and cozy driver’s cab in construction machinery while also maintaining the battery’s performance.



Electric coolant heater for construction machinery

The Eberspächer Plugtronic is a modular system consisting of a water heater, an air heater, a water pump, a battery charger and a cable system. As a result, the engine and the vehicle interior of the construction machine are preheated quickly and without emissions. Thus, the Plugtronic system prevents wear-inducing cold starts and protects the environment. An integrated battery charger as an additional option extends the service life of the construction machine's battery. In addition, the ergonomically shaped Plugtronic power plug can also be operated with one hand - even with a glove. The Eberspächer Plugtronic ensures a pleasant start for your construction machine even in cold temperatures.


PTC heating elements

Electric fan heater for cabs

The electric heater is fitted with a protective PTC element. What’s more, its compact size makes it ideally suited for construction machinery with smaller interiors.


EHVAC systems

Electric HVAC evaporators

Integrated air conditioning systems with a PTC heating element (EHVAC systems) can be used to electrically heat and cool excavators and wheel loaders. Our large product portfolio can cater to all types of drivers’ cab.


Cooling solutions for construction machinery

Operators must stay focused and work efficiently even in high temperatures. To help meet these demands, Eberspächer offers an extensive range of cooling solutions for construction machinery that can be designed to suit specific conditions and installation requirements, including rooftop-mounted and integrated air conditioning systems for excavators, wheel loaders and all other types of construction machinery. Whatever your needs, we can provide the optimum solution. You can find more technical data about our air conditioning systems in the link below.

Thermal management control units for construction machinery

Our easy-to-use heating and air conditioning control units allow you to pre-heat your engine as well as create the perfect temperature in your cab before you get down to work, so even the coldest temperatures can’t hold you back.

Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries!