The leader of the Russian truck industry KAMAZ PTC is a regular participant at the Comtrans International Exhibition of commercial vehicles. The anniversary exposition, prepared by the company for its 50th anniversary, clearly traces the past, present and future of the Russian truck industry. In total, about 40 units of KAMAZ vehicles including many new products were presented.
One of the primary exhibits was the KAMAZ-54901 main tractor with a fundamentally new K5 generation cab. This is a bright flagship for long-haul transport, combining an attractive exterior with the highest performance, safety and comfort. The truck cab with a flat floor and a width of 2500 mm meets all modern requirements. When it was created ergonomics, convenience and driver comfort were the major focus.
It’s dynamics and familiarity with the car in motion maximally conveys all the advantages of the KAMAZ novelty: the way the truck behaves on the road is comparable to driving a regular car. The truck is equipped with a new automated gearbox, a completely new type of KAMAZ engine — in-line P6, which corresponds to the best world analogues in its class. The fuel supply is increased to 1400 liters and the service intervals up to 120,000 km.
Another completely new development in terms of design is KAMAZ-6355 with an 8×8 wheel arrangement, known as KAMAZ-Arctic. The all-terrain vehicle is designed to operate in the Far North and the Arctic at temperatures below 50-60 degrees Celsius. The machine is equipped with a P6 power unit and a K5 cab, as well as an automatic transmission. The key feature of the KAMAZ-Arctic all-terrain vehicle is the articulated frame: the car does not turn at the expense of the wheels, but at the expense of the “breaking” frame. Special, wide tires are another touch to the portrait of the KAMAZ-Arctic all-terrain vehicle. With their help the problem of cross-country ability is solved in special climatic conditions and on unstable soils: in wetlands, in the tundra and firn snow.
The exhibition also presented the updated KAMAZ-5490 NEO 2 main tractor. In the new version of the truck, tested by time and consumers for regional and long-haul transportation, it was possible to achieve an increased level of comfort in the cab. In addition, the truck has a new reinforced front axle and load control on the drive axle. Service intervals increased up to 100,000 km.
The NEFAZ-93341-0300205-08 triaxial curtain semi-trailer also deserves special attention. It is designed to transport various goods on public roads. The length of the semitrailer is increased to 16.5 meters, which, coupled with a biaxial tractor, allows maximum use of the permissible restrictions on the length of the road train (20 meters). Due to the increased length, the net volume of the platform has grown to 110 cubic meters and the number of Europallets transported grew up to 40 units and the carrying capacity up to 31800 kg. You can load from the back, side, or top.