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19 Apr 2017

Belarusian MAZ, Danish Hvidtved Larsen make storm drain cleaning vehicle

Belarusian MAZ, Danish Hvidtved Larsen make storm drain cleaning vehicleMINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ in association with the Danish company Hvidtved Larsen has developed and assembled a unique utility vehicle for cleaning storm and sewerage drains. The vehicle was presented in Minsk on 19 April, BelTA has learned.

The new vehicle is designed to improve the performance of city storm drains and prevent street floods after heavy rains. The Belarusian-Danish storm drain cleaner MAZ-4926W2 can flush and cleanse storm drains and sewage wells with the diameter of up to 1m. One vehicle is capable of cleaning all the city pipes from sludge that reduces the performance of the city storm drain system.

Belarusian MAZ, Danish Hvidtved Larsen make storm drain cleaning vehicleThe new vehicle uses a Belarusian chassis and Danish mounted equipment. The tank is divided into two sections. As more water is spent, the hydraulic piston moves closer to the rear lid in order to make space for sludge from sewerage. Thus, one vehicle can flush drains with water and collect sludge from sewerage at the same time. The utility vehicle turned out to be compact, resilient to bad weather, and cost-efficient. The storm drain cleaner MAZ-4926W2 is designed to work for over 20 years depending on operation conditions.

MAZ intends to make about ten storm drain cleaners per annum. In the future MAZ intends to design another model with a more powerful engine and a pump able to pump up to 400 liters of water per minute. That vehicle will be able to effectively cleanse even large drain pipes up to 2m in diameter. There are plans to increase the localization of the vehicle production, too.

Belarusian MAZ, Danish Hvidtved Larsen make storm drain cleaning vehicleMAZ Director General Dmitry Katerinich told media that the Belarusian company has made the first few storm drain cleaning vehicles, which are not made in the Eurasian Economic Union yet. MAZ specialists had studied the market, had chosen the product it needed, and had used mounted equipment supplied by the Danish company. “It is an internationally recognized brand, which is known in Russia — Moscow and Saint Petersburg. We consider the Russian market as the main target market although Belarus could use some vehicles like that, too. For instance, Minsk needs 20 vehicles like that. By the way, we’ve already taken orders for this vehicle from Saint Petersburg and we will sell it tomorrow,” said the executive. There are plans to sell such vehicles to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, other CIS states, and Europe.

Dmitry Katerinich went on saying that during the presentation on 19 April MAZ showcased new sanitation trucks, which had been made together with German and Dutch companies. The new trucks can carry bigger loads. The first few trucks of the new variety have been sold to a waste processing factory in Grodno. Some were shipped to Ukrainian Lvov. Dmitry Katerinich remarked that in line with the company’s development strategy they are intent on offering the entire range of options for potential buyers starting with economy class and ending with premium models.

During the presentation arranged for representatives of utility enterprises MAZ showcased more than ten new vehicles, including sanitation trucks, dump trucks, street sweepers, and other products. Many models have been created together with foreign R&D companies. MAZ cooperates with leading international companies such as Larsen (Denmark), Zoomlion (China), Geesinknorba (Netherlands), Faun (Germany), Everdigm (Korea), Arctic Machine and Ficote (Finland). Utility vehicles made by the Belarusian tractor company MTZ and the Belarusian utility vehicle company Amkodor were showcased on 19 April as well.

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