Tuimazinskiy Zavod Avtobetonovozov PTC (TZA), a subsidiary of KAMAZ in Bashkiria, has made the first trial batch of concrete mixers on chassis of a new generation KAMAZ-6595 and KAMAZ-65951.
The new concrete mixers on KAMAZ-6595 (6×4) and KAMAZ-65951 (8×4) with mixing drums 10 and 12 cu m, respectively, offer a higher level of comfort and comply with all required environmental standards. In-plant and ground tests are currently carried out in order to get a vehicle type approval certificate.
The K5 KAMAZ base chassis carry a comfortable and driver-friendly cab, a low-consumption diesel 450-hp engine R6 910.15-450 and feature increased capacity. The entry-level KAMAZ chassis are already equipped with an EBS electronic braking system, an ESP electronic stability system and TCS traction control system, a modern multimedia system enabling to use navigation, read parameters of the vehicle, and much more.
The mixing drum takes its power from the chassis engine directly via a power take-off (PTO). This system lowers the curb weight of the concrete mixer and distributes loads on the chassis more equally. PTO drive significantly cuts operation costs as well. The new generation concrete mixers provide an option of central lubrication of bearing rollers and control of the mixing drum from the chassis cab.
Experts of the technical and commercial services of TZA PTC expect the new concrete mixers on K5 KAMAZ chassis to be in high demand on the market of concrete mixing transport trucks and fill the niche of a premium segment. These vehicles arouse interest in the EAEU countries nowadays. Besides, in view of promising outlook, engineers of the Research and Development Center of KAMAZ PTC are designing a restyled version of KAMAZ-6595 and KAMAZ-65951 chassis, gradually localizing imported components.
Recall that the top Russian truck maker launched production of K5 generation vehicles in 2019. The trucks boast high customer performance, including an increased service schedule (up to 120,000 operational kilometers), low fuel consumption and higher cab comfort.