MAZ-537 Heavy Prime Mover


CountrySoviet Union

The MAZ-537 is a 12-cylinder diesel engine-powered military truck artillery tractor, originally designed for loads up to 50 tons (using semitrailers such as the ChMZAP-9990 or ChMZAP-5247G, for example) with later versions providing a maximum load of 65 tons. It was manufactured by the Minsk Automobile Plant (from 1959 to 1965) and the Kurgan Wheel Tractor Plant from 1963 until halt of production in 1990. The metal cab of the MAZ-537 provides space for the driver and 3 passengers for a total of four occupants, has two access doors on the side and a roof hatch, and is equipped with additional engine-independent heating. The 537G modification version is characterized by the addition of a winch to facilitate loading and unloading, as well as enabling self-extraction when stalled in adverse terrain (like mud). The working cable length of the winch is 100 meters, and the winch is able to provide 15 tons of traction.

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The MAZ-537 is a powerful and versatile military truck that was designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1959 to 1990. It was used for various purposes, such as transporting tanks, artillery, missiles, and aircraft. The MAZ-537 has a 12-cylinder diesel engine that can deliver 525 horsepower and a maximum speed of 60 km/h. The truck has an eight-wheel-drive layout and a three-speed hydromechanical transmission.
The MAZ-537 can tow loads up to 65 tons on semitrailers, and some versions have a winch or a flatbed compartment for extra cargo. The MAZ-537 has a metal cab that can accommodate four people and has a roof hatch and a heater. The MAZ-537 is a reliable and durable vehicle that can operate in harsh conditions and terrain.

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