15 Tow Trucks Cemetery

Tow Trucks Cemetery

Posted on January 5, 2010 by team


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In one of its inside courts, Minsk Wheeled Tractors plant has housed so-to-say “Jurassic park” where thousands of iron giants made back in the times of the Cold War dwell there thus far. Standing out in the open there gradually peeling off and rusting they look quite sadly. It is hardly imaginable that a few decades back these rocket-o-saurs were taking aback anyone who saw them with their hugeness, roar of engines and impressive flotation.


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2? 4? 24 driving wheels!

Up to our times the plant is engaged in large output of trucks with 10x10, 12x12 and 16x16 wheel arrangements. Moreover, there is one amazing truck that the plant possesses. MAZ-7907 stands on 24 wheels and all of them are driving ones. The car is fitted with gas-driven turbine with a total of 1250-horsepower. The turbine starts generator up that sets all those 24 wheels going.

As long as the car hasn’t been put into service, we can say that this is the only one 12-axial all-wheel-drive truck in the world.

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One of the most showy and powerful tow trucks in the Soviet Union was 6-axial MAZ-7904. Gross weight of the car was 360 tonnes along with carrying capacity of 220 tonnes; they were really remarkable figures for an AWD vehicle back then. Since there was no manufacturing of tyres that could sustain such abnormal loads in the Soviet Union, the government decided to order the tyres from Japan. From then on MAZ 7904 is heeled with Bridgestones 3,1 meters (11 feet) in diameter. Curiously enough that unlike its counterparts that have had only one engine, this car was equipped with two of them.

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15 Responses to “Tow Trucks Cemetery”

  1. acidwash says:

    it all boils down to whom got the biggest missile

  2. Ones says:

    Cool fire truck

  3. w says:

    Best part of this post was the next level SLS AMG video hot damn

  4. Gena says:

    Klass!!! 1st NaX

  5. R says:

    I wonder what’s the top speed of a MAZ-7907…

  6. V_Power says:

    MAZ 7907 with a maximal high speed in 40 km/h…made for transportation of nuclear missile “Celina II”. Length-30m, width-4,8m, heigth-4,5m.
    Multi-fuel turbine engine 1250hp(tank engine)and 24 electric motorwheel…weight almost 200tons(non oficial name “Our answer for R.Reagan”)

  7. daniel thorkell says:

    strange to have all knowledge about warfare but still wanting to be the first.
    It is interesting to read the comments on this blogside but only few of them are about the
    the topic …most of them are about the person that individually and Voluntarily writes about himselfe… why ?

  8. johnny stranger says:

    Crazy machines. I must say, the thought of driving around with an ICBM besides me makes me feel a little uneasy! ;)

  9. ozoneocean says:

    The Soviet Union was pretty much KING of the big truck. No one can compete with these.

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