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MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 (Belarus) auto train-tank carrier

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So that the tracked armored fighting vehicle does not consume resources and does not spoil the road surface, it should be transported to the place of work using special vehicles. The transportation of armored vehicles on highways is carried out using special tank trains, with specially designed semi-trailers. Perhaps one of the most interesting examples of this kind is the MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 Belarusian train. This complex is capable of simultaneously transporting two tank or three smaller armored vehicles.


History MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 project began in the mid-nineties, when the Minsk plant of wheeled tractors decided to find buyers in a new region. Designers of the company have begun to study the appearance of promising tractors and other special equipment, adapted to work in difficult conditions of the Middle East. According to the results of the research, some interesting proposals were made concerning certain features of the equipment.


The first version of the tractor MZKT-74135 with a French semi-trailer


So, for work in a hot climate, the power plant had to be equipped with cooling means of appropriate power. It was found that such units can not be used on the machine without the bonnet layout, traditional for MZKT. For this reason, for the first time in the history of the enterprise, it was decided to build a car with a pronounced hood that accommodates all the necessary devices. Later, taking into account the wishes of the customer, other features of the appearance were identified.

The MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 project in its modern form was launched in 1998, when the Ministry of Defense of the United Arab Emirates announced a tender for the purchase of truck trains-tank carriers. The army wanted a complex consisting of a tractor and trailers capable of carrying the main battle tank AMX-56 Leclerc. An alternative payload was supposed to be two infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3. In addition, it was required to ensure the possibility of transporting crews of vehicles. All of this made special demands on the road train, but several leading automotive companies applied for participation in the program at once.

Shortly after the launch of the competition, tests of several types of machines provided began at landfills in a Middle Eastern country. Together with the Belarusian enterprise MZKT, German, American, Czech, etc. took part in the competition. the company. To carry out comparative tests by the customer in the UAE, an experienced tractor MZKT-74135 set off. The Minsk plant did not have time to develop the required trailers by that time, because of which the tractor was tested together with the semi-trailer of the French company LOHR.



The first tests were completed successfully. MZKT-74135 showed itself well and, in general, satisfied the potential customer. At the same time, the UAE military criticized the size and characteristics of the presented French semi-trailer. Fortunately, by this time the development of its own products with the required characteristics was already launched. As conceived by the designers of the Minsk Plant, together with the new MZKT-74135 tractor, the MZKT-99942 semi-trailer and the MZKT-83721 trailer should be used. The use of two such devices at once made it possible not only to fulfill the requirements of the customer in terms of the quantity and mass of armored vehicles being transported, but also to surpass them.

In 2000, several of the best tankers passed new tests in the UAE. This time the Minsk road train was tested in a complete set and included a pair of new trailers. In terms of technical and operational characteristics of the Belarusian development, at least, not inferior to competitors. However, she had a special advantage in the form of the possibility of transporting two tanks or three less heavy armored vehicles at once. In addition, in the large cabin of the tractor there were places for the crews of the transported vehicles.

According to the test results of 2000, the United Arab Emirates Army decided to purchase MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 road trains. The contract for their supply was supposed to appear in the very near future, but negotiations were delayed. The document was signed only in 2002 year. In accordance with it, in the near future the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant was to build another prototype, modified in accordance with the wishes of the customer. After his tests, it was possible to launch full-scale mass production. Taking into account the second prototype, the order provided for the construction of 40 road trains.


Updated road train MZKT-74135 + 99942


The updated and revised tractor with the old name MZKT-74135 was built and tested in the 2004 year. In fact, a deep modernization was carried out with a complete reworking of the power unit, changing the cab, etc. The main technical characteristics remained at the same level, but a number of parameters were significantly improved.

In both versions, the MZKT-74135 tractor is a four-axle all-wheel drive car bonnet assembly, equipped with a fifth wheel coupling to interact with the standard semi-trailer. At the same time, there were noticeable external and internal differences. In particular, the contours and proportions of the body have changed. The cabin was developed anew, which deprived the tractor of a small resemblance to the previous MZKT brand cars.

MZKT-74135 is built according to the hood layout and is distinguished by large dimensions of the engine compartment. All units are mounted on a rectangular frame, assembled from Z-shaped profiles. In the modern version of the project, the engine is covered with a hood with rounded contours. The front wall of the engine cover has a large grille for the radiator. Behind the engine compartment is a crew cabin with a double row of seats. Behind the cab, in the open area, it is planned to install a winch and a means of transporting a spare wheel. The rear of the chassis serves as the basis for the fifth wheel hitch.



In the first version of the project, a German-made Deutz MWM TBD 234 diesel engine, which developed the HP 788 power, was completed. Used hydromechanical gearbox Alison M6600AR. As part of the modernization of the machine equipped with a diesel engine Daimler Chrysler OM 444LA 796 HP horsepower. The new Alison M6610AR improved automatic transmission with six forward gears and two rear gears is connected to the new engine. From the gearbox, torque is transmitted to the transfer cases, which drive the central gearboxes with cross-axle differentials on each axle.

The pair of front axles of the tractor is equipped with an independent double-lever torsion bar suspension. The rear axles have an independent double-lever suspension with springs. Used wheels with wide tires Michelin 23,5R25XLB TL 188E. The front two axles are made manageable; there is a hydraulic booster in the steering system. The axles are mounted on a frame with different gaps. The distance between the first and second axes is defined in 2,2 m, the second gap is 2,75 m. Between the third and fourth bridges that take on the main load, the total 1,7 is m.

The fifth wheel coupling is located at the height of 2,05 m and is able to take the load up to 26 m. The “saddle” is installed directly above the third axle of the chassis, which allows to obtain an optimal distribution of the load on the ground.



To work with different loads MZKT-74135 tractor is equipped with its own winch. Product ITAG WPH-250-2 is equipped with a two-speed hydraulic drive. The issuance of cables with a length of 100 m is carried out with two drums. The traction force on 200 kN on each drum allows you to tighten on the semi-trailer any equipment.

The tractor is equipped with fiberglass cockpit with an increased number of passenger seats. Initially, the cabin had a characteristic backward-facing glazing, borrowed from the existing special equipment, but then it was replaced with a pair of large glasses. On the sides there are two doors opening in different directions. Access to the cab is facilitated by tall ladders placed in the first cross-axle spacing.

The large dimensions of the cabin made it possible to establish not only places for our own crew, but also seats for passengers - crews of transported vehicles. Seats, if necessary, are transformed into bedrooms. The tractor was originally equipped with air conditioning, but 1998-2000's tests showed its insufficient power. The upgraded car received a more powerful climate system. At ambient temperatures of up to + 55 ° C, no more than + 20 ° C is supported in the cabin.

The tractor has a length of 10,51 m with a width of 3,18 m and a height of 3,95 m. The curb weight reaches 29,9 tons. The total weight taking into account the load on the coupling device is 54,9 tons. At the same time, the two front axles are 12450 tons and the two rear axes are 15 t.



The second element of the unique road train is a semi-trailer MZKT-99942. This product is built on the basis of a frame of box spars associated with the carrier flooring. Also, the platform is equipped with side covers, covering additional equipment. The front part of the semi-trailer platform is curved, which made it possible to increase the effective flooring area and get space for additional cargo, while maintaining full compatibility with the fifth wheel coupling device of the tractor. Under the main platform there are six axles with a pair of wheels on each. In the stern there are hydraulic folding traps.

To increase the autonomy of the semi-trailer is equipped with its own engine, coupled with hydraulic and pneumatic pumps. Hydraulics is responsible for moving the semi-trailer front feet and ladders. The pneumatic system controls tire pressure. Control over the operation of the hydraulic and pneumatic systems is carried out from the control panel in the tractor cab or from the remote device.

The total length of the MZKT-99942 semi-trailer exceeds 18,5 m, width - 3,65 m. Loading height - 1,5 m. The rear flat part of the loading platform has a length of 9,5 m, front slope - 5 m. Equipped product weighs 21 t. which corresponds to the transportation of one Leclerc tank or two BMP-70 vehicles. In this case, the main part of the load falls on the semi-trailer's own wheels, while only 3 t is transferred to the tractor.



The last element of the tank became the trailer MZKT-83721. This product is a four-axle high-capacity trolley transported behind the MZKT-99942 using a tow bar. This trailer has a cargo platform with a length of just over 8 m and a pair of folding ladders in the stern. With it, the auto train can take on an additional tank or combat vehicle.

The total length of the trailer MZKT-83721, excluding the towing device, is 9,26 m, width - 3,65 m. Loading height is reduced to 1485 mm. The curb weight of the trailer is defined in 18 t, the weight of the load is 63 t. The total weight, respectively, reaches 81 t.

The three-component road train-tank carrier MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 is distinguished by the most remarkable size and weight, and also has unique characteristics. The tractor, semi-trailer and trailer assembly has a length of 38,6 m. The curb weight of such a complex is slightly less than 50 tons. The payload is 133 tons. The total weight is about 203 tons.

Driving along the highway, a tanker with a semi-trailer and a load on it can reach speeds of no more than 82 km / h. The maximum speed in the full configuration is limited to 50 km / h. The special design of the undercarriage and its individual elements increase the permeability of the road train. As was shown in the tests of past years, this technique can move not only along the highway, but also along a dirt road. It is also possible to overcome individual off-road sections.



The first prototype of the MZKT-74135, later equipped with the MZKT-9942 semi-trailer, at the beginning of the last decade, was able to show the highest performance and interest the potential customer in the United Arab Emirates army. According to the results of those tests, even if with a noticeable delay, an agreement was signed on the modernization of the existing equipment with its subsequent mass production. In accordance with the first order, the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant produced 40 complexes for ground forces.

In 2007, a new contract for tank vehicles MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 appeared. This time, the UAE requested the delivery of two hundred tractor trucks with semi-trailers and trailers. For several years, such an order has been fully implemented. The supply of a significant number of Belarusian-made special equipment in a known manner affected the mobility of the UAE ground forces. The increased payload of the new road trains allows faster and easier relocation of military equipment, which has a positive effect on the combat capability of the troops.

In 2016, there were references in foreign publications about the new order of the UAE Ministry of Defense, according to which the army will receive a certain amount of special equipment. It was alleged that this time the Republic of Belarus will receive a contract without competition and comparative tests. According to some information, it was again about road trains based on MZKT-74135.



A characteristic feature of the MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 road train and, above all, its basic tractor is developed cooling means that ensure the operation of equipment in the difficult conditions of the Middle East. In this regard, the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant continues to promote its development on the international market. However, as far as we know, only the United Arab Emirates was interested in such equipment. Other states in the region still do not wish to acquire the most interesting samples of equipment with unique characteristics.

A three-tiered road train with the ability to transport two or three combat vehicles could be of interest to other countries, but they are still not in a hurry to conclude contracts. It is possible that they are frightened off by the fitness of ready-made samples for operation in a hot climate, which is excessive for their conditions. However, it cannot be excluded that the Belarusian engineers will be able to recycle their road train in accordance with the requirements of the new customer.

At the moment, the MZKT-74135 + 99942 + 83721 road train is one of the best cars of its class in the world. It shows unique technical and operational characteristics, having a serious impact on the combat capability of the troops. At the same time, this sample of special equipment is not very popular. Over the past years, only one country has ordered it. Such circumstances transfer the Belarusian road train to the category of notable, but not particularly successful developments. Time will show whether he can become the subject of new orders and get rid of such an unpleasant status.

On the materials of the sites:
http://volatdefence.com/
http://vpk.gov.by/
http://autotruck-press.ru/
http://gruzovikpress.ru/
https://russianemirates.com/
https://mpark.pro/
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Photos used:
MZKT / volatdefence.com, GVPK RB / vpk.gov.by
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  1. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy 20 March 2018 08: 41
    +9
    I am sure that the problems of MKZT with the advancement of its technology are associated with limited opportunities for, let's say, noncompetitive ways to promote their products. Simply put, we are talking about banal corruption when concluding contracts for defense orders. Western companies that hold the lion's share of the “pie” of the Middle East military equipment market have the necessary princes and officials for a long time lured and purchases are far from always based on the principles of national security interests.

    And I wish the Belarusians good luck! Their technique is one of the best in the world!
    1. Artek
      Artek 20 March 2018 09: 31
      +3
      this is cool, but what does our engine do not fit at all? It seems that the Yaroslavl engines lost the competition with the German.
      1. self-propelled
        self-propelled 20 March 2018 12: 13
        +6
        Quote: Artek
        It seems that the Yaroslavl engines lost the competition with the German.

        "Whoever dines for a girl dances her"- it seems like this sounds like a well-known saying.
        the customer pays for a SPECIFIC product (i.e. negotiates with the manufacturer the intended characteristics and equipment).
        if you want an engine from Deutz - no question; if you want an MB (Mercedes) - easy. Which gearbox do you want - Allison or ZF? Why would a customer need a machine with a little-known YaMZ if his army has been using CF for several years?
        1. Artek
          Artek 20 March 2018 13: 00
          +1
          Quote: self-propelled
          Quote: Artek
          It seems that the Yaroslavl engines lost the competition with the German.

          "Whoever dines for a girl dances her"- it seems like this sounds like a well-known saying.
          the customer pays for a SPECIFIC product (i.e. negotiates with the manufacturer the intended characteristics and equipment).
          if you want an engine from Deutz - no question; if you want an MB (Mercedes) - easy. Which gearbox do you want - Allison or ZF? Why would a customer need a machine with a little-known YaMZ if his army has been using CF for several years?


          no need to drive, not the customer wants, but the manufacturer determines what kind of technology to be and chooses the best one, that is. having technical advantages and cheap. You need to sell YOUR OWN, and not any imported crap in the form of spare parts.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 20 March 2018 14: 23
            +2
            High-resource KamAZ and YaMZ diesel engines (12-13 liters and 500-750) hp are now on the conveyor. Prior to this, on the MZKT put variations of tank diesel engines with the appropriate resource and cost and efficiency. Arabs are accustomed to American units ...

            1. As reported by the Kolesa.ru portal earlier, the resource of the new in-line KAMAZ Six will be 1.5 million kilometers, and the service interval will be 150 km (when operating on Class A roads). The maximum power of KAMAZ R000 was also called: the engine can be boosted to 6 hp. without making significant changes to the design. In the list of declared transmissions there are MCP, “robot” and “automatic”.

            According to plans, mass production of a family of six-cylinder engines starts in 2019.
            http://www.kolesa.ru/news/novyj-dvigatel-kamaz-r6
            -pereshyol-v-stadiyu-podgotovki-proizvodstva

            2. The new motors will be completely original: the mentioned Austrian company AVL only helped to choose the dimension.

            The first in 2018 will be the YaMZ-780 by order of the Ministry of Defense: it will develop as many as 730 “horses”, and prototypes of the second generation are already being prepared for reliability tests. If everything goes according to plan, there will be state acceptance ahead. And by 2020, this engine will turn into a civilian YaMZ-770 (370-550 hp, Euro-6). 3 billion rubles will be invested in the development of such engines, and the total investment in new YaMZ products by 2020 is 10 billion. By the way, KAMAZ is preparing similar engines with similar characteristics with the help of the German company Liebherr. Direct competition!
            1. Artek
              Artek 20 March 2018 14: 40
              0
              Quote: Zaurbek
              High-life diesel engines KamAZ and YaMZ (12-13 liters and 500-750)



              here you can laugh at it, Kamac himself never did anything. What the designers are doing there is not known, therefore, not just lagging behind, but PLANNED lagging behind the German ones. Yamz does the same thing himself, but he doesn’t do his heating equipment even when will wish they don’t say, they say the type of localizasia is growing. In short, they waited for the Belarusians to throw the Germans and put the Germans, and they are trying to do their own engines. Rosselmash also puts the Amer’s engines, the Kirovets are the same from the middle to half, in short apparently the yamz will come to end of end completely.
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 20 March 2018 14: 52
                0
                Liebher took the Euro-6 tractor engine as a basis and lightened it. The main version of the turbo-550ls, biturbo-750. The German there is still a fuel headset. The engine is tested, there is a launch. Merce with its diesels bans the export of new Kamaz trucks.
                At YaMZ, an average diesel engine is being produced with might and main, it has been tested hard and is being launched into production. Will go to the Urals and military equipment. According to rumors, it is he who will stand on the Boomerang and Kurganets. These are modern Euro6 diesel millionaires.
              2. Andrew
                Andrew 23 March 2018 21: 57
                0
                Rostselmash puts both YaMZ and Cummins and MTU.
                1. Zaurbek
                  Zaurbek April 24 2018 08: 18
                  0
                  Because there are no modern powerful and resourceful Russian diesel engines. And PCM produces Canadian equipment (the factory was completely bought), and they originally set up an American diesel engine. Our motors will go, they will be cheaper, they will begin to set ... market laws.
          2. self-propelled
            self-propelled 20 March 2018 17: 15
            +1
            feces are “driven” through pipes, and no one canceled the laws of the free market. if the manufacturer will set (determine) conditions for the customer, then the manufacturer will not last long (if he is not a monopolist in the market). and you need to sell what the market requires, and not what is in stock
            1. Artek
              Artek 20 March 2018 19: 58
              0
              Quote: self-propelled
              feces are “driven” through pipes, and no one canceled the laws of the free market. if the manufacturer will set (determine) conditions for the customer, then the manufacturer will not last long (if he is not a monopolist in the market). and you need to sell what the market requires, and not what is in stock

              nemchura always puts his own and pin_day also ours can, so you can drive by pipes or anything is your level of free-market laws.
              1. self-propelled
                self-propelled 20 March 2018 20: 43
                +2
                but they didn’t seem to switch to “you”. You would raise the culture of communication a little ... although, probably, this is your maximum (regardless of the laws of the free market) hi
                1. Artek
                  Artek 21 March 2018 07: 38
                  0
                  Quote: self-propelled
                  but they didn’t seem to switch to “you”. You would raise the culture of communication a little ... although, probably, this is your maximum (regardless of the laws of the free market) hi


                  when you said that everything was determined by the customer, then you repeated the false and harmful sending. The same super-dupers are not ours at 60-70% and therefore they are not related to them, so such hybrids will slow down the release of their developments-developments and, accordingly, the level of our design schools will decrease in demand in our specialists. Therefore, this is your position to put, what horrible is this position is harmful and treacherous.
                  Moreover, it is easy to follow the example of the same football, German football is developing, INDOOR stadiums are being built, there is constant work with young people, therefore the Germans are always champions, we all have the BACK, therefore our players are not listed in Europe and play like cows on ice.
                  Therefore, I repeat, stop driving nonsense.
  2. DesToeR
    DesToeR 20 March 2018 09: 26
    +4
    Symphony "Hippo".
  3. Romka47
    Romka47 20 March 2018 10: 55
    +4
    Solid machine !!
  4. DimerVladimer
    DimerVladimer 20 March 2018 13: 59
    +2
    There are better tractors and trawls with rotary axles, but not this squalor of the MZKT 99942 with non-rotary axles and a loading height of 1500 mm.

    I'm not talking about the tractors themselves, for example the Unipower MH-8875
    In addition, inclined platforms are obsolete; transportation on a flat platform is safer when loading and transporting over rough terrain.

    By the way, the vast majority of trawls with rotary axles of domestic production are equipped with BPW rotary axles
    1. AshiSolo
      AshiSolo 20 March 2018 14: 27
      +2
      Quote: DimerVladimer
      There are better tractors and trawls with rotary axles, but not this squalor of the MZKT 99942 with non-rotary axles and a loading height of 1500 mm.

      I'm not talking about the tractors themselves, for example the Unipower MH-8875
      In addition, inclined platforms are obsolete; transportation on a flat platform is safer when loading and transporting over rough terrain.

      By the way, the vast majority of trawls with rotary axles of domestic production are equipped with BPW rotary axles


      And of course, swivel axles in the UAE are much cheaper and easier to maintain than conventional ones. And I recommend thinking about the number of axles of the semi-trailer in your photo. Do not you think that the front three - a fee for a horizontal platform. They take all the load so that the trailer does not fall off from this humpback trailed. Plus dimensions - what was written in the article. Arabs, of course, are furious with fat, but they certainly know better what they want.
      1. DimerVladimer
        DimerVladimer 20 March 2018 17: 06
        0
        Quote: AshiSolo
        Do not you think that the front three - a fee for a horizontal platform. They take all the load so that the trailer does not fall off from this humpback trailed. Plus dimensions - what was written in the article. Arabs, of course, are furious with fat, but they certainly know better what they want.


        This is not a payment for the "horizontal platform" - the base p / trailer of the USSR / RF ChMZAP 9990 - with a flat platform.

        Additional axles unload the tow hitch and allow the use of tractors with less axle load, which means much cheaper. Plus - a more uniform load distribution outside of asphalt roads.
        chrome-extension: // mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehj
        ai / index.html

        And in promising trailers, as you can see there are no sloping platforms.
        1. Rurikovich
          Rurikovich 20 March 2018 19: 17
          +4
          Quote: DimerVladimer
          And in promising trailers, as you can see there are no sloping platforms.

          That's why the ALCMs chose the MZKT because it alone can transport 2 tanks or 3 (thanks to the "wretched" wink BMP slope. In terms of efficiency, it will be better for the Arabs, with which they agree with their contracts hi
          PS I, of course, understand that patriotism is there and all blah blah blah, but a separate "thank you" for "wretchedness" hi Though.. winked To each his own request
          1. DimerVladimer
            DimerVladimer 21 March 2018 10: 22
            0
            Quote: Rurikovich
            PS I, of course, understand that patriotism is there and all blah blah blah, but a separate "thank you" for the "squalor" Although .. To each his own


            If this is constructive squalor - then I will not pick up other epithets.
            Quote: Rurikovich
            That's why the ALCM MZKT chose because it alone can transport 2 tanks or 3 (thanks to the "wretched" sloping BMP site


            What are the Arabs known as the great warriors of our time and experts in the exploitation of military equipment?
            For an hour and a half I crossed by car from Sharjah to Fujairah - excellent highways. The country is not great - about three times less than the area where I live.
            In some settlements of the UAE - the MZKT road train will not be able to drive due to the insufficient turning radius of the semi-trailer.
            The carrying capacity of bridges / overpasses of 80-100 tons will not allow transporting a road train with two tanks at the same time - only on flat terrain.
            I see no reason to use conventional road tractors in the UAE - apparently the MZKT came out cheaper.
        2. AshiSolo
          AshiSolo 21 March 2018 15: 05
          0
          Quote: DimerVladimer
          Quote: AshiSolo
          Do not you think that the front three - a fee for a horizontal platform. They take all the load so that the trailer does not fall off from this humpback trailed. Plus dimensions - what was written in the article. Arabs, of course, are furious with fat, but they certainly know better what they want.


          This is not a payment for the "horizontal platform" - the base p / trailer of the USSR / RF ChMZAP 9990 - with a flat platform.

          Additional axles unload the tow hitch and allow the use of tractors with less axle load, which means much cheaper. Plus - a more uniform load distribution outside of asphalt roads.
          chrome-extension: // mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehj
          ai / index.html

          And in promising trailers, as you can see there are no sloping platforms.


          You want to say that the trailer you brought in the first post with 6 axles, of which three rear axles are rotary, will reduce the turning radius ??? And the front three will remarkably cross sideways on the cover, no? They only throw the lack of internal radius for a conventional tractor, the need for a larger radius for your example. At a T-junction it might be easier. But then again, the complexity of the design and maintenance. 6 axles of which 3 rotary and three ordinary. No?

          And how much, let me clarify, BMP-3 gets on the "base p / trailer of the USSR / RF ChMZAP 9990"? Or are you a fan of confusing an orange with a Bach concert? The Arabs knew exactly what they wanted and chose from what they could finish by their Wishlist. A rather big series came out.
          Moreover, according to the stories of the former father-in-law, in 2008-2009, two sheikhs from the UAE ordered themselves mobile homes / headquarters based on the MZKT. Finishing, essno was made by their specialists, but we have cars. With helipads of small format (!), Jacuzzi and garage for ATVs. Probably, the "well-fed" Europeans did not want to engage in piece goods and fine-tuning.

          Quote: DimerVladimer
          The carrying capacity of bridges / overpasses of 80-100 tons will not allow transporting a road train with two tanks at the same time - only on flat terrain.
          I see no reason to use conventional road tractors in the UAE - apparently the MZKT came out cheaper.


          And who told you that the UAE’s doctrine included the movement of tankers exclusively along the highway? Yes, and the article is worth reading though. The Arabs did not need an ordinary tractor.
          1. DimerVladimer
            DimerVladimer 22 March 2018 09: 25
            0
            Quote: AshiSolo
            And who told you that the UAE’s doctrine included the movement of tankers exclusively along the highway? Yes, and the article is worth reading though. The Arabs did not need an ordinary tractor.


            Because nowhere except the highway or grader (there are no graders in the emirates) - the MZKT will not pass.

            Quote: AshiSolo
            You want to say that the trailer you brought in the first post with 6 axles, of which three rear axles, will reduce the turning radius ???

            I do not want to say this - it is.
            More than a dozen trailers have passed through me and in recent years everything that is longer than 12-14 meters goes on the BPW rotary axles - we do not have Emirates, you can’t fit into a turn when transporting 40-60 ton excavators.

            Quote: AshiSolo
            But then again, the complexity of the design and maintenance. 6 axles of which 3 rotary and three ordinary. No?

            Service and reliability of the axis of the candle suspension, swivel - not too different.
            But most long-lengths on the civilian market come with rotary axles. Without turning - somewhere to the north and then not always.


            Well, our warriors consume traditionally simpler, cheaper - without rotary axes.
  5. NF68
    NF68 20 March 2018 16: 26
    0
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  6. igor67
    igor67 20 March 2018 17: 58
    +2
    we have ordinary Volvo transport tanks
    1. ICT
      ICT 20 March 2018 18: 44
      +2
      “us” has anyone at all.
    2. Lex.
      Lex. 20 March 2018 20: 17
      +1
      Pa asphalt in the sand will drive it in parts will be pulled out together with the tank
    3. NF68
      NF68 21 March 2018 17: 17
      0
      Quote: igor67
      we have ordinary Volvo transport tanks


      You have slightly different conditions due to the dry climate. Yes, and far to throw tanks is not necessary.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 21 March 2018 22: 40
        0
        These tractors also have motors of 500-700 hp .... and the chassis and gearbox are different ... Commercially more profitable serial tractors. But they will not pass everywhere. In the Russian Federation, analogs have also now gone - KAMAZ 6x6 and 8x8 with 410 hp diesels (licensed Renault)

        Like this one.
        1. igor67
          igor67 22 March 2018 11: 22
          0
          Quote: Zaurbek
          These tractors also have motors of 500-700 hp .... and the chassis and gearbox are different ... Commercially more profitable serial tractors. But they will not pass everywhere. In the Russian Federation, analogs have also now gone - KAMAZ 6x6 and 8x8 with 410 hp diesels (licensed Renault)

          Like this one.

          Renault in my diesel engine is the same Renault, at least on passenger cars for sure
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 22 March 2018 21: 04
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            Volvo and Renault (Truck) are one office ... in 2017, the Chinese also bought it. There are some Volvo diesel engines, and some Renault ... Renault diesel 410 hp sold at YaMZ and now it is produced in series with us. Urals are also placed on Mazy.
        2. NF68
          NF68 22 March 2018 15: 56
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          Quote: Zaurbek
          But they will not pass everywhere.


          This is all. Conventional tractors are designed to operate on more or less normal roads.
  7. 236 BTR
    236 BTR 20 March 2018 22: 59
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    All this is certainly good, but railway transportation is cheaper, more reliable (not always true)
    1. NF68
      NF68 22 March 2018 21: 57
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      Quote: BTR 236
      All this is certainly good, but railway transportation is cheaper, more reliable (not always true)


      The territory of Israel is relatively small and therefore railway transportation plays a lesser role.
  8. 236 BTR
    236 BTR 20 March 2018 23: 05
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    Quote: igor67
    we have ordinary Volvo transport tanks


    Volvo is certainly good, but where there is a road, and where they end)))))
    Good old all-terrain vehicle))))
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 22 March 2018 08: 48
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      Volvo also has 6x6 8x8. But, apparently, in the conditions of Israel, simple serial tractors do a good job. They are cheaper.