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From October 9 to October 12, Minsk hosted the XXIII Belarusian Energy and Environmental Forum, which included the XXIII International Specialized Exhibition "Energy. Ecology. Energy Saving. Electro" and specialized exhibitions for the petrochemical industry, lighting products, etc.

An the street exposition, transport vehicles  of the highest ecological class were presented, among which the fifth-wheel truck MAZ-5440M9 of Euro-6 class was presented for the first time, as well as the mobile office MAZ-KUPAVA-478810.

Every year, the forum becomes a unique meeting place for power engineers and ecologists of Belarus and abroad, thereby contributing to the expansion of cooperation, the exchange of advanced technologies, developments and projects.

And not accidentally  MAZ-5440M9 fifth-wheel truck  was presented at this large-scale event, as not so long ago it became the winner of the prestigious contest “The Best Commercial Vehicle of 2017 in Russia” in the “Perspective of the Year” nomination at the COMTRANS exhibition in Moscow .

The newest long-haul truck, which has a bonded layout and 4x2 wheel formula, differs from the previous version in its exterior design and inline Mercedes-Bens OM471 six-cylinder engine with a working volume of 12.8 liters and a capacity of 475 hp, which meets Euro-6 environmental standards and is equipped with asymmetric turbocharging, innovative battery injection system Coomon Rail X-Pulse, exhaust gas recirculation technology, intermediate cooling of charged air, combined lubrication and liquid cooling. Transmission - automatic Mercedes-Benz G-230-12 New AMT. The truck is equipped with two aluminum fuel tanks of 450 and 700 liters.

Among other advantages of the long-haul vehicle are high performance and low fuel consumption considering that it is able to carry an auto train with  44 tons weight. In addition, the truck meets the latest requirements for electronic passive safety systems. Drivers comfort is also of great importance. The new cabin has excellent ergonomics, comfortable armrests, electro windows raisers in the basic configuration, smooth contours, panoramic windshield, double seat/ double cot layout. In addition, there are two luggage compartments of 200 liters each for placing things in the cab and a refrigerator.

The basic package includes: a multiplex control system with an electronic instrument panel (all the “software” is written by the programmers of Minsk Automobile Plant) and a built-in on-board computer, climate control, cruise control, an anti-lock system and a multimedia system. The buttons which are also lighted in the dark have become more ergonomic.