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Ural Next

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Ural Next military truck

The Ural Next truck was mainly designed as a commercial vehicle, though it is also being proposed for military use

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) 8.5 t
Payload capacity 13 t
Length 7.63 m
Width 2.26 m
Height 2.45 / 2.95 m
Mobility
Engine YaMZ-53602.10 diesel
Engine power 312 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 80 km/h
Range ~ 1 200 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.55 m
Trench up to 1.2 m
Fording up to 1.75 m

 

   The Ural Next is a new Russian heavy high mobility truck, designed for tough off-road conditions. It is a successor for Ural-4320. It was first publicly revealed in 2014. This vehicle was mainly designed for commercial use, though its military version is also available. Actual designation of the baseline vehicle is Ural-4320-70. Production of the commercial Ural Next commenced in 2015. A single Ural Next truck was delivered to the Russian military for trials and evaluation. Initially the commercial Ural Next was produced alongside the older Ural-4320 truck, which is one of the most widely used trucks in service with the Russian Army and is till in production.

   Changes over the previous Ural-4320 include new cab, new engine and a number of other detailed modifications. However it uses the same chassis and many automotive components are interchangeable between the Ural Next and Ural-4320. So the Ural Next can be seen as an improved version of the -4320, rather than entirely new design. Due to the use of more powerful engine the Ural Next can carry significantly more payload than its predecessor. The older Ural military trucks proved to be simple and robust vehicles, that have good cross country mobility and can withstand heavy use. By its function the Ural Next is similar to KrAZ-6322, Mercedes-Benz Zetros and other military trucks.

   A baseline military version of the Ural Next has 6x6 configuration. It has a general service troop/cargo body with drop-sides and tailgate. On hard surface roads it can carry payload of 13 000 kg. The cargo area is covered with bows and canvas cover. The cargo area can accommodate 27 troops. A load handling crane is optional. The Ural Next can tow various trailers and artillery pieces. Available versions of the Ural Next include a dump truck, tractor truck, passenger carrier, fuel tanker, crane.

   The Ural Next is fitted with a new cab, from the GAZon Next commercial truck. Some modifications were made to the cab in order to install it on the much larger chassis of Ural truck. The cab is of metal and polymer construction. Actually cab of the older Ural-4320 was produced since 1960s without significant changes and is now out dated. Cab of the Ural Next has modern interior. It accommodates driver and 2 passengers. Since 2016 a version of the Ural Next with a double cab is available. The downside of this new cab, which was primarily designed for commercial use, is that it can not be fitted fitted with add-on armor kit or any protection against mines and improvised explosive devices. Recently another Ural-67304 truck was introduced, that was a purpose-designed military vehicle. Overall it is a much more capable machine with a more powerful engine and a payload capacity of 16 000 kg. Its cab can accept armor kits.

   The Ural Next is powered by a YaMZ-53602.10 turbocharged diesel engine. It is a 6.7-liter unit, developing 312 hp. Also there are available less powerful versions of the same engine, developing 240 and 285 hp. Engine is mated to a 9-speed manual transmission. A YaMZ 5-speed gearbox is proposed as an option. The truck has a full-time all-wheel drive. Vehicle can be fitted with a central tyre inflation system. The Ural Next can operate in demanding off-road conditions. With preparation it can ford water obstacles up to 1.75 m deep. Engine of the Ural Next has a service life of 850 000 km, while its axles have a service life of 350 000 km.

 

Variants

 

   4x4 version. There is a smaller 4x4 version of the Ural Next. It is a successor for an Ural-43206 truck.

 

 
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