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A MAZ-5550 with a trailer in Belarus, photographed in 2019
A MAZ-5550 with a trailer in Belarus, photographed in 2019
Manufacturer: Minsky Avtomobilny Zavod
Sales designation: МАЗ-5550
Production period: 2006 – today
Previous model: MAZ-5551
Successor: none
Technical specifications
Designs: Dump truck
Engines: Deutz diesel engines
Power: 158 kW
Payload: 10.75 t
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.


MAZ-5550 with skip in Minsk (2019)

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.

Technical specifications

  • 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

Electric vehicle

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.

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