A MAZ-5550 with a trailer in Belarus, photographed in 2019
|Manufacturer:||Minsky Avtomobilny Zavod|
|Production period:||2006 – today|
|Engines:||Deutz diesel engines|
|Perm. Total weight:||up to 19 t|
The MAZ-5550 truck ( Russian МАЗ-5550 , German transcription actually MAS-5550) is a type of truck from the Belarusian vehicle manufacturer Minski Avtomobilny Sawod , which has been in series production since 2006. It is the successor to the MAZ-5551, which has been produced since 1985 . An electrically powered variant was also presented.
As with its predecessor, the MAZ-5550 is a two-axle tipper with rear-wheel drive. Technically, the payload could be increased with a similar overall weight. In addition, the vehicles are equipped with more modern cabins. They are only available with a Deutz diesel engine , Russian engines from JaMZ are no longer used. The transmission is supplied by ZF Friedrichshafen . MAZ now buys important parts for most of the newer truck models from Western European suppliers.
Two vehicle variants are offered.
- MAZ-555035 (built since 2006)
- MAZ-5550V3 (built since 2011, with an updated driver's cab)
In addition, various superstructures with loading volumes between 6.2 m³ and 8.4 m³ are offered.
- Engine type: Deutz TCD 2013 LO4 4V P4
- Engine: diesel engine
- Power: 158 kW (215 PS)
- Emission class: EURO-4
- Transmission: ZF 6S-850 (six forward gears)
- Drive formula : 4 × 2
- Permissible total weight: 19 tons
- Empty weight: 8.25 tons
- Payload: 10.75 tons
- Loading volume: Depending on the version, 6.2 to 8.4 m³
In 2006, MAZ presented a variant of the truck with an electric drive. In cooperation with the British company Smith Electric Vehicles , a 120 kW electric motor was installed instead of the diesel engine. In combination with four 278 V batteries, a top speed of 80 km / h and a range of 250 km is achieved. It is said to be the first truck in the world in this weight class with a purely electric drive. The project was also carried out under the name Newton , nothing is known about series production.