Located in Naberezhnye Chelny, the Kamsky Autohyda is forced to postpone the beginning of the serial release of the newest trunk tractor KAMAZ-54901 fifth generation K5 for the summer. But the delay will not affect the company’s strategy, in which new horizons have emerged.

Kamaz today in priority there is another project to organize the release of small and medium-room trucks KAMAZ

In December last year, the pilot-industrial batch of KAMAZ-54901 tractors was collected — they are currently tested. The main conveyor continues to build new machines in testing and debugging mode. But the full-fledged production of KAMAZ-54901 will begin not earlier than the summer of 2020.

KAMAZ plans to create a wide product line of the K5 family.

KAMAZ-54901 is equipped with a 12-liter turbodiesel of P6, developed in collaboration with the German-Swiss company Liebherr. The claimed resource of the power unit is 1.5 million km at an interval interval of 150 thousand km. The engine is able to issue from 400 to 550 hp. The maximum torque is 2060 N · m. The motor runs in a pair with a robotic 12-speed ZF Traxon gearbox. The possibility of installing and manual transmission is considered.

This data was voiced many times. But we would like to pay attention to what moment. Recall how any significant global producer of freight equipment from Kamaz has been opened since 2014 a project of its own power unit to this line of cargo equipment. He was called «the development and organization of the production of a family of promising 6-cylinder row engines with a working volume of 12 liters» (with the working title «Tibet»). In fact, his first stage was successfully completed.

Today it is designed, as well as launched into the mass production of a row six-cylinder engine KAMAZ-910 with a capacity of 400 to 700 hp, ecological class «Euro-5».

Production capacity for manufacture

And now let’s remember the events of one-year prescription, when the solemn opening of the frame of the frame of Cabin took place on KamAZ. Recall that what figures then sounded on the presentation. The volume of investments in the creation of the Kabasov Kabas plant amounted to more than 27 billion rubles (12 billion rubles. — KAMAZ, 15 billion rubles. — Daimler AG). On its areas of 59,600 sq. M. It will be possible to produce a year to 55,000 cabs. Most, about 70% of cabs made at the new plant will get kamazam, about 30% — Mercedes.

Accordingly, these cars will be provided with cabins, but not by motors that only be enough for a third of this quantity. You can, of course, purchase force aggregates from third-party manufacturers, for example, at the neighboring enterprise Kamminz Kama, but in its assortment of the produced power units the most powerful are Cummins engines of the L8.9 series with the power characteristics of 340-400 hp, which is clearly Not enough for a new generation of KAMAZ K5.

Recall that KAMAZ in terms of positioning should differ from competitors at the price. According to pre-crisis positioning it was believed that the value of the «basic» execution of the newest tractor will be about 6.5 million rubles. At the same time, the new Scania or Mercedes-Benz Actros in the «base» for 7 million only localized, desirable for 100% the engine will give such an advantage.

Therefore, I did not surprise the information that in the framework of the second stage of the Tibet project, KamAZ specialists work to increase the production volumes of new row six-cylinder engines up to 30 thousand units per year with the expansion of the model range.

The decision to increase production volumes of up to 30 thousand engines per year with the expansion of the model range by mastering five new modifications of P6 (KAMAZ-910) was taken in December last year. The production will be launched new modifications of engines — gas, gas-dial, engine with increased energy efficiency, engine volume of 13 liters and, in the future, the engine of the ecological class «Euro-6». Design documentation for these motors is now being developed in the Scientific and Technology Center (NTC) «KAMAZ». Also, for the implementation of the second phase of the project, technical negotiations on the choice of equipment suppliers are scheduled for the current year. Conclusion of contracts is envisaged in the fourth quarter of 2020, the supply of equipment — in 2021. The development of the production of five new modifications of the P6 engines is in the future 2022-2023. It is clear that large-scale production will help reduce the cost of manufactured products.