The flagship of the K5 generation model range, the KAMAZ-54901 prime mover, is being tested in Europe. The truck is being tested by the international transport company Yanstrong with the assistance of ParadAvto LLC, the official dealer of KAMAZ PTC in the Republic of Belarus.
The purpose of the joint project of the Belarusian carrier and the official dealer of KAMAZ PTC is to demonstrate the reliability of the new model line of the leading Russian producer of trucks, to confirm that a truck produced in Russia can feel confident not only on Russian roads, but also in Western Europe, and take its rightful place in the fleets of international carriers.
As part of a test drive with a real cargo carrier, a KAMAZ-54901 truck went with a load from Minsk to Germany. The route will pass through Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. From the city of Passau in the southeast of the country, the truck must pick up components for the conveyor of KAMAZ PTC and deliver it to Naberezhnye Chelny. In total, the truck will have to travel more than 8 thousand kilometers along the roads of the European Union, Belarus and Russia to Naberezhnye Chelny.
The permissible total weight of the KAMAZ-54901 truck is 19.7 tons. It is equipped with a 12-liter in-line KAMAZ P6 engine with a capacity of 450hp, as well as an automated ZF gearbox. The total volume of fuel tanks is 1400 liters, which is one of the important advantages when transporting goods over long distances.
“We have been cooperating with ParadAuto for many years and have long thought to try a new KAMAZ truck,” said Dmitry Vorontsov, the head of Yanstrong. This is a well-known Russian brand, it has a developed service network in Western Europe. A role was also played by the fact that the KAMAZ-54901 vehicle uses mainly European units, which have been tested for years on imported brands. Our driver said that he enjoys the comfort of this truck. So far there are no complaints about his work either.” Vorontsov also noted that it gives the impression of a self-confident European highway, which has a significant advantage over foreign brands – a lower price.