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KZKT-7428 Rusich

Tank transporter

KZKT-7428 Rusich

The KZKT-7428 tank transporter can operate in any climatic conditions

Entered service 1981
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 23.7 t
Towing load 70 t
Length 10.06 m
Width 2.88 m
Height 3.42 m
Engine YaMZ-8401.10-14 diesel
Engine power 650 hp
Maximum road speed 65 km/h
Range 700 km
Gradient ?
Side slope ?
Vertical step ?
Trench 1 m
Fording 1.1 m


   The KZKT-7428 Rusich prime mover was developed as a successor  to the MAZ-537. It has similar layout and was designed to haul semi-trailers with heavy loads up to a maximum weight of 70 t, both on road and rugged terrain. It entered service with the Soviet Army in 1981. However it seems that only a small number of these tank transporters were built. These replaced some of the ageing MAZ-537. Up until recently the Rusich JSC (formerly Kurgan Plant of Wheeled Trucks) was the only Russian producer of heavy wheeled vehicles. The KZKT-7428 series vehicles are also commercially available and are used in oil and gas industry.

   Cab of this tank transporter provides accommodation for 5 passengers. The rear seats can be transformed to sleeping benches for two men.

   The Rusich prime mover is powered by the YaMZ-8401.10-14 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 650 hp. Engine is located behind the cab. The KZKT-7428 has considerable cross-country capability. Vehicle can operate in any climatic conditions in temperature ranges from -50 to +50C.




   KZKT-7428-011 baseline model;

   KZKT-74281-011, additionally fitted with a 15 t capacity loading winch;

   KZKT-7428-012, fitted with the D12A-525A diesel engine, developing 525 hp. The same powerlant is used on the MAZ-537 and MAZ-543 heavy utility trucks;

   KZKT-7428-013, fitted with the Cummins KTTA19-C650 diesel, developing 650 hp;

   KZKT-7428-014 pipeline hauler;

   KZKT-74282 ballast tractor, intended to haul aircraft, oversized and heavy loads;

   KET-T heavy recovery vehicle. It is based on the KZKT-7428-012 chassis. Sometimes it is referred as KET-TM. It was developed to replace the KET-T heavy recovery vehicle on the MAZ-537 chassis. It is unknown it this vehicle reached production;

   MTP-A4 repair and recovery vehicle, based on the KZKT-74281-012 chassis. It carries spares and is used to recover, tow and repair other damaged heavy wheeled vehicles.


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KZKT-7428 Rusich

KZKT-7428 Rusich

KZKT-7428 Rusich

KZKT-7428 Rusich

KZKT-7428 Rusich

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