MDT Series Tow Dynamometers

All Towing Dynamometers

MAE offers the largest and most complete lineup of tow dynamometers available for test engineers in the industry. Available for renting or purchasing, MAE's tow dynamometers use advanced controls and air-cooled eddy current power absorbers, are capable of testing vehicles and simulating road profiles taken from pre-recorded data of road grades, hills and mountains without ever having to leave the safe and controlled confines of the flat test track.


Standard Features


  • Most complete lineup of towing dynamometers
  • Simulate pre-recorded road profile data
  • Trailer Style, Mobile Style, 5th Wheel
  • Field-proven Design and Control Technology
  • DAC/PC based Tow Dyne Control System
  • Auto-Shift Technology to “Shift on the Fly”
  • Simulate slope, trailer weight, aero and rolling loss
  • Compensate for vehicle weight
  • Programmable Step Testing
  • Import/export Excel files
    MDT Series Tow Dynamometers

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    Overview


    Tow Dyno Renting Options Available

    Mustang Advanced Engineering offers flexible options for leasing tow dynamometers. Both large and small tow dynos are available, along with time rentals at testing tracks to use them on. Contact a sales associate for more information about dyno and test track rentals.

    MDT Series Tow Dynamometers

    MAE offers the largest and most complete lineup of tow dynamometers available for test engineers in the industry. From small to large to extremely large, MAE has a tow dynamometer that will fit your needs. For more details on each of our specific product lines, follow any of the links below:

    Car and SUV Tow Dynamometers

    Light Truck Tow Dynamometers

    Medium Truck Tow Dynamometers

    Large Truck Tow Dynamometers

    Tractor and Off-Road Tow Dynamometers

    Using advanced controls and air-cooled eddy current power absorbers, tow dynamometers are capable of testing vehicles and simulating road profiles taken from pre-recorded data of road grades, hills and mountains without ever having to leave the safe and controlled confines of the flat test track. MAE’s advanced control system allows for grade control, speed control, drawbar control, manual control, polynomial drawbar control as a function of velocity, Mountain Climbing Test as a function of distance, Cycle Testing as function of distance or time and Engine Speed Control – to name a few.

    As the industry  leader in tow dynamometer technology, MAE was the first company to offer a heavy-duty, Class 8, 5th wheel style tow dynamometer with Auto-Shift capability.   MAE’s Auto-Shift technology allows you to “Shift on the Fly”!  No need to stop and change gear ranges. Thus, during heavy draw bar testing at low speeds, to medium drawbar loading at medium speeds, and light drawbar loading at high speeds, the operator does not have to stop the tow dynamometer and shift gears to allow the tow dynamometers to achieve the next speed range.

    Mobile Style Tow Dynamometers

    The Mobile Style is a self propelled towing dynamometer.  Designed from an existing motorized vehicle chassis or a custom designed chassis.  This unique mobile configuration allows the tow dynamometer to be self powered with an engine for use in transportation between the garage and test site.  Additionally the engine can be used for load biasing if required.  In many cases, we convert existing vehicles (customer supplied, new or used).  Mustang also designs and fabricates custom mobile dynamometer vehicles for extreme applications or to meet customer specifications.

    Trailer Style Tow Dynamometers

    The trailer style is the traditional style of tow dynamometer.  The trailer style tow dynamometer is configured to be towed behind a vehicle with a ridged connection via a ball, clevis, pinto hook or 5th wheel between the test towing vehicle and the trailer tow dynamometer.  The trailer tow dynamometer is more economical in price and only requires a single operator.  The disadvantage is that a separate vehicle is required to move the unit from garage to site or site to site.

    Tow Dyno Controls and Software

    “Load Control” and “Speed Control”. When the Tow Dyne is in “Load Control” mode, the driver of the test vehicle controls the speed. Conversely, when the Tow Dyne is in “Speed Control” mode, the driver controls the load. The DAC/PC based tow dynamometer control system is a member of Mustang’s latest generation of embedded micro-controller based electronic systems. All control and monitoring functions are performed by an embedded 16 bit digital micro-controllers. All calibrations can be performed using the on-board LED or enclosure mounted LCD display and keyboard, with calibration values stored in on-board non-volatile FLASH memory. Testing values such as load or speed set points can be entered by the operator in exact unit values. In keeping with our previous system design features, the new control system is configured to supply analog output signals proportional to system speed and loading force, using operator supplied output scaling values. Mustang’s new control system provides faster and more stable load control than previous analog control systems and can be interfaced to a laptop computer via an RS-232 serial cable to provide data logging and advanced control functionality.