The Governor of Voronezh region in Russian Federation Alexey Gordeev and the Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Rusyj have discussed the possibilities of MAZ machinery supplies.
On May 18, 2015 a Belarusian delegation headed by the Deputy Prime-Minister Mikhail Rusyj made a two-days visit to Voronezh region in Russian Federation. In the frames of the visit on May 19 the official dealer of Minsk Automobile Plant the company “RusBusinessAuto” presented modern models of MAZ passenger and truck machinery.
The following machinery had been presented at the area of VORONEZHSELMASH Plant:
A truck tractor with hydro-selection MAZ-5440В5-8420-031, corresponding to Euro-4 standard with YAMZ engine in 310 h.p. and ZF 9-gear transmission, restyled cabin with one bunk and a low roof.
A dump truck MAZ-6501В9-8420-000 with carrying capacity in 20 tons, which is completed by dump platform with back unloading of increased 20 m3 volume and heating, that allows to transport not only dry building goods, but also volume goods with a low specific gravity.
Triaxial truck tractor MAZ-6430В9-1420-010, equipped with reliable diesel engine YAMZ-651 of Euro -4 ecological standard with a capacity in 412 p.h.
Side-board truck MAZ-6312В9-420-010 with a wheel arrangement 6х4, equipped with Euro 4 YAMZ-651.10 engine (412 h. p.) with a tent platform.
Passenger bus MAZ 103485 – an ideal variant for passenger transportation along city and suburban routes.
The newest city big class bus MAZ 103965 working at the compressed natural gas was also presented to the attention of the guests. The specific features of the bus are Mercedes engine of the fifth ecological standard, working at methane, Allison automatic gear box. The comfortable ergonomic low-floor buses can admit not less than 100 passengers.
Both models of the shown buses are white, because city administration took a decision to buy buses of this colour. The trucks were white as well.
The Governor of Voronezh region in Russian Federation Alexey Gordeev and the Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Rusyj have highly appreciated the quality of MAZ production , that the governor could personally estimate as he sat at the steering wheel of the gas MAZ bus.
About a dozen of modern Belarusian buses already run along the Chernozemje capital’s routes, and city and region administration are planning to buy about 30 more of such buses. «Today I’ve seen a sample, presenting the bus park, trucks for corns’ transportation – the Governor of Voronezh region Alexey Gordeev has admitted in one of his interviews to the mass media. We are planning to buy all this machinery, in order to improve service and quality level as for production, so for passenger transportation».
The issue of renewal of passenger buses park in Voronezh is one of the key elements in the new city transport conception. The change of the old buses for the new ones had been the main condition at the contracts signing regarding two “transport” auctions, that Voronezh city administration has been implemented since the beginning of 2015. The carriers committed to renew a one third of the vehicle park in 2015 and 2016, and 20 % for each year in 2017 and 2018. To the end of the year the auto enterprises that won the tenders for Voronezh passenger routes service, have to replace 51 buses of large capacity by new transport. The governor has assessed the results of the Belarus visit at “A” level. Besides the general agreements on cooperation, there are certain intentions in realization of joint projects in different spheres of economic and cultural life. The topic about these issues will be continued in Belarus where Aleksey Gordeev had been invited by the Mikhail Rusyj. The date of the return visit will be discussed later.