Recently, the Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant (MZKT) of Belarus launched a new heavy-duty tractor of the Volat brand for civilian use. Gearbox, the vehicle name is 750440-010.
The Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant was born in 1947 and is located in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Most of the heavy missile carriers in the former Soviet Union are produced by Maz (MAZ), and MZKT is a heavy chassis manufacturer under MAZ. In 1991, when the Soviet Union disintegrated, MZKT was separated from MAZ and operated separately and managed by Belarus.
After independence, MZKT orders mainly came from the countries of the former Soviet Union and produced a large number of strategic missile carriers for Russia. Russia tried to make MZKT part of the defense industry, but it was opposed by Belarus. Therefore, Russia has adopted the reconstruction of super heavy chassis in recent years. Measures to get rid of the dependence on MZKT.
MZKT’s product layout is very extensive, both military vehicles and civilian vehicles, but military vehicles, as an advantageous field, are still the core business so far. In addition, although MZKT has long been independent from MAZ, in fact the two still maintain a disconnected relationship and there is technical cooperation.
The difference between 750440-010 and many 8×8 products of MZKT is that it can drive normally on public roads, but it is completely different from our common tractors, such as these designs:
16R20 large tires
The length of the car exceeds 9.2 meters
The designed load capacity reaches 90 tons
It is definitely the “Hundred Ton King” who has to bow their heads when they see it。
Therefore, although the car uses a flat-top cab, the height is still close to 3.7 meters. The height of the saddle is 1.6 meters, and the tow is a three-axle semi-trailer with a huge “swan neck”. According to foreign media reports, the vehicle will be operated in oil companies in the future and may be used to transport pipelines and other equipment.
The power chain of 750440-010 is very characteristic. The engine is a Euro 5 13-liter engine from DAF. The specific model is unknown. The maximum power is 460 horsepower. The transmission is a Fast 16-speed manual transmission. Although the horsepower is not large, the European media is still very interested in this power chain.
In fact, this combination is not unreasonable. Because as early as 2019, Shaanxi Fast Automotive Transmission Group Co., Ltd. and Belarusian Maz Group cooperated to establish Fast Maz Co., Ltd. to develop the market in the CIS countries.
The Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant is a pearl-like enterprise of the former Soviet Union’s industry. All kinds of military vehicles with 8×8, 12×12, and 24×24 drive can still be used as talks today. It can be seen that MZKT has strong confidence in Fast and its market performance in foreign countries is very worth looking forward to. (Text/Li Haixian Part of the material comes from: 40ton)