Designing of this truck started in the beginning of 1960s. It was designed to be heavy load carrier and construction vehicle in remote areas. It was also used as tank and heavy artillery carrier. It was publicly first during parade in Moscow 1964. It has power steering in first two pair of wheels, cab heater, engine pre-heater and central tyre pressure regulation system.
Different modifications fo this truck are:
MAZ-537A is a regular flatbed truck.
MAZ-537 is a tractor trailer
MAZ-537G is a tractor trailer with a winch
MAZ-537D is a tractor trailer with an AC generator mechanism
MAZ-537E is a tractor trailer with an AC generator mechanism for work with semi-trailer with active drive.
MAZ-537K is a tractor trailer for installing crane equipment.
Layout V12 quad valve Diesel
Displacement 38,8 liters
525 HP @ 2100 rpm
Torque 1428 lbs*ft @ 1200 rpm
Compression ratio 15:1
Fuel consumption 125 liters / 100km
Fuel tank 840 liters (2×420 liters)
max speed 60km/h
Lenght 9130 mm
Width 2880 mm
Height 2890 mm
Ground clearance 500mm
Turning radius 15 500 mm
Weight empty 22 000 kg
Max load 15 000 kg
Max towing weight 75 000 kg
Fording 1 m
Max appoach angle 38 degrees
Max departure angle 52 degrees
Breaking distance 15 meters (from 30km/h to 0 km/h)