GAZ Group handed over an all-wheel drive cargo-passenger vehicle Ural NEXT (6 x 6 wheel arrangement, payload capacity 8 tons) with a cargo platform and a crane manipulator to Mostransavto for trial operation. Cargo-passenger Ural NEXT is going to be operated in Domodedovo as a rescue and repair vehicle: deliver work crews to the vehicles which are out of order. The trial operation is going to last for six months, the results will determine options for further cooperation of the automobile plant Ural and Mostransavto.
Ural NEXT is made in accordance with the requirements of the Mostransavto: the vehicle has an extended frame, fastening elements for crane manipulator installation, front electric winch, on-board network at 24V, certified digital tachograph. The cargo-passenger “shift bus” is equipped with YAMZ-536 engine with 285 h.p. For the sake of convenience of repair and loading and unloading operations the vehicle is completed with a cargo platform with the right and left hinged sides and a crane manipulator. The box body is made of sandwich panels with thermal insulation, the people transportation compartment (8 passengers) is equipped with certified seats with belts, as well as the emergency-ventilation hatch. Ladder block - with low foot step for convenient entry and exit of passengers. Side doors - with automatic lighting, passenger van window is double-pane insulated. The passenger section has a table with a folding top, a sitting bench with storage space underneath, a heater with warm air coming from engine cooling system, a self-contained air heater, a tool kit, a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, dust and moisture protected led lamp etc. Ural NEXT is equipped with spacious 3-seat cabin, designed in accordance with modern ergonomics requirements . The cab behind engine design ensures passive safety of the driver and passenger.
The main volumes of GAZ Group supplies to the Mostransavto today are buses of various classes. Currently there are over 3 thousand GAZ Group buses in the MTA fleet, which amounts to approximately 60% of the total number of buses in the fleet. More than 700 of them are buses that were specially manufactured for the Sochi 2014 Olympics, and after the Olympic Games came out to the routes of Moscow region within the framework of the Olympic Legacy program. As a continuation of cooperation in September this year GAZ Group and SUE Mostransavto signed a contract for the supply of 1758 buses within the passenger transport renovation program for the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure of Moscow region.