How old Mercedes-Benz pulled out Kamaz from the pit


The «breakthrough» family of trucks KAMAZ generation K4 will leave the Russian market in 2024. This follows from the statement by the Director General of the Kamsky Avtocheanta Sergey Kogogina. Thus, the decade of generation of K4 K4, during which the domestic automaker managed to make a jerk and even reformat the domestic freight market, will be completed in three years. Mavr did his job, the Maur must leave.

Generation of the K4 family is the result of working with the German partner Daimler AG.

It all started at the beginning of the decade. In one of his long-standing interviews, CEO Sergey Kogogin said: «Until recently, in the trunk tractor segment, we were presented weakly. It was decided to withdraw a qualitative product that meets all consumer requirements. The KAMAZ-5490 car is one of the directions to strengthen our position in the market. This product is one of the measures that will contribute to the holding of the position of KamAZ. «

Recall that KAMAZ has invested about 6 billion rubles in the project of the new main tractor. The new model should have allowed to increase the plant’s stake in the trunk tractor segment in the Russian market from 2-5% to 25%.

Recently, our channel considered the share of KAMAZ-5490 in the Russian sample truck market of 2020, and it turned out to be 22%. That is, the planned goals are actually achieved.

Increased attention of cargo transporters to the KAMAZ-5490 trunk tractor is due to its technical characteristics and consumer properties. And independently without partnership with the leading world manufacturer of cargo equipment Daimler it was impossible. The KAMAZ-5490 trunk tractor is equipped with a comfortable cab of MERSDES-BENZ AXOR family with air conditioning and heated seats modified by the KAMAZ chassis system. As a force unit, a row six-cylinder engine MERSDES-BENZ OM457LA with a capacity of 428 hp, which meets the standards «Euro-5». Russian tractor has the lowest cost in the main car niche and successfully compete with foreign counterparts. Special demand car uses transport companies. In addition, KAMAZ increased to 80 thousand km interval interval for KAMAZ-5490 cars operated in the Russian Federation.

The order of the CAMAZ general director about the opening of the project «CABIN» was signed in March 2013, and in December, the new cabinet line was put into operation. At the first stage, which implied large welding, work was carried out on the modernization of the painting line Dürr. New logistics zones were also organized, unloading ramps were built for acceptance of containers with components. The total area of ​​construction and installation work — more than 28 thousand square meters. m. In addition, KAMAZ workers were trained in foreign industries. As part of the exchange of experience at KamAZ factories, experts from Daimler on welding, coloring, assembly, logistics, production planning and product quality control experts were worked. The result of the implementation of the second phase of the project was the launch of the welding line of small-sized welding, which took place on August 5, 2015. We add that this cabin from Axor put on the whole family of K4 cars, including KAMAZ-6580 dump trucks, KAMAZ-65801.

An important moment for tractors that are used on long-distance transportation, a designed set of seats of high comfort for the cab of the KAMAZ-5490 car. Cabinoxomplekt for KAMAZ-5490 car, consisting of a new driver’s seat and passenger seat, have a number of advantages compared to those that are produced serial. Among them — adjustment in height in the range of 90 mm with the memory effect of the last setting, the increased range of the back of the back to 32 degrees, as well as pneumatic lumbar support, having two independent adjustment zones, adjustable over the angle of inclination of the folding armrest and others. Also, new seats are equipped with the «EXIT» key, which allows the driver when leaving the cabin to lower the suspension as low as possible.

But today it is too early to talk about the completion of the production of K4. The model in front of 4 years of life cycle. It is planned to continue the development of a model range of gas engine equipment, including the plans for the sale of 1 thousand gas major tractors KAMAZ-5490 on CPG and LNG. As Sergey Kogogin recently told in an interview, when they were created without errors. «The average tractor on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) we first collected with a stroke of 650 kilometers, and the client requested a minimum of 1.2 thousand. Installing the second tank with re-certification took extra half a year, but the result was worth it. The infrastructure of LNG in the country is absolutely not developed, but «ITEO» puts these cars on the shoulder of St. Petersburg-Moscow, which is provided with refueling, «said Sergey Kogogin. The tractor should have mastered a fairly large cargo traffic from the port of St. Petersburg. The first test races showed excellent economic efficiency. As a result, «Iteo» acquired 300 such tractors.

As you know, now KAMAZ produces cars of three families K3, K4 and K5. And naturally arises the question of the oldest family of K3. Cogogin talks about the reasons for the preservation of KAMAZ classics: «