BTH 2.14OKT mounted on automobile chassis TATRA 815 721, is fire fighting and rescue modification.

Self-propelled multi-purpose landscaping machine mounted on TATRA 815 chassis. The machine is primarily intended for fire fighting and rescue corps and finds its application wherever there is a need for immediate action to save lives and property, during natural disasters, fires, industrial accidents.



  • BTH 2.14OKT 1 → with microtravel function
  • BTH 2.14OKT 2 → without microtravel function


This modification is primarily designed to perform operations such as:

  • Excavations of anti-fire trenches on forests and fields, both as a prevention or directly during the fires.
  • Demolition of civil and industrial objects effected by the fire, both during the burning and also after the fire has been extinguished.
  • Breaching of roofs and walls of burning object in order to enable penetration of extinguishing mixture into the objects.
  • Releasing, widening and deepening of river beds during floods.
  • Removing of ice blocks and tree trunks from rivers during floods.
  • Other rescue operations.

Advantages of this design:

  • the movement of the whole machine on the working site is controlled from the superstructure cabin
  • control of stabilizing supports, steering, and movement of the machine itself on the working site during excavation of trenches is controlled from the superstructure cabin
  • steering of the front wheels is controlled via simple switch which enables left, right turns of front axle wheels
  • complete operations of the whole machine by just one person from the superstructure cabin (this is especially useful when frequent transfer on short distances is needed)


This post is also available in: српски (Serbian)

Additional information


Length of the machine: 9450 mm
Width of the machine: 2500 mm
Height of the machine: 3980 mm
Chassis ground clearance: 365 mm

Working parameters

Output at shovelling (excavating): 115 m3.h-1
Maximum total excavating force from thrust and retraction of the boom: 85 kN
Load capacity on the tilting point of the telescope (without the use of extension arms):
– retracted telescope: 7 000 kg
– extended telescope: 2 600 kg
Superstructure revolutions: 8 rpm
Tool revolutions: 20 rpm
Maximum travel speed: 100 km per hour Climbing ability on a hard surface: 50,7 % Overall machine weight: 24 800 kg

TATRA 815 721 chassis

Three axles, with permanent drive of both rear axles, with possibility to engage the front axle drive and differential closures. 6×6 drive, chassis engine output: 230 kW.

Superstructure engine

Type / Output: John Deere 4045 HF 285 / 94 kW at 2200 rpm
General description: compression ignition, four-stroke with direct fuel injection, in-line, vertical
Cooling: liquid-type with forced circulation and thermo regulator
Lubrication: engine oil circulation under pressure
Number/ volume of cylinders: 4 / 4,5 dm3
Maximum torsion moment: 540 Nm at 1400 rpm
Hydraulic system: REXROTH

Hydraulic power units

– double hydro-generator A8 VO 107 with output regulation
– hydro-generator A10 VO 45 with output regulation (only UDS 214 modification 41)
– gear hydro-generator 1PF 2G2 – 016 – with constant delivery of hydraulic liquid
– seven-circuit monoblock 7M8-22
– single-circuit monoblock 1MO-16 (only UDS 214 modification 41)

Output at shovelling (excavating)

115 m3.h-1