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Russia’s new Far North off-roader passes the Chukotka test

May 31, 2018, 13:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The off-roader in 2017 passed trials in the Kara Sea waters and was planned for use in the North Pole

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Burlak off-roader

Burlak off-roader

© Aleksei Makarov

MOSCOW, May 31. /TASS/. Russia’s new 6x6 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for work in the Far North passed trials in Chukotka. The vehicle, dubbed Burlak, will be used to transport passengers and cargo, test-driver Alexander Lysenko told TASS on Thursday.

"The vehicle easily covered the 6,000 km stretch from Yakutia to Chukotka, without any adjustments," he said. "In Chukotka, I drove it to far-away villages, thus having covered 2,500 km, the vehicle’s qualities are very high."

"If we compare the TREKOL vehicles, which are popular in the region, with the new model, Burlak’s driving characteristics and load capacity are higher," he stressed. "While the first vehicle may take cargo of not more than 700 kg, Burlak’s load capacity is about two tonnes."

The off-roader, tested in Chukotka, in 2017 passed trials in the Kara Sea waters and was planned for use in the North Pole. The vehicle was designed in Yekaterinburg. It may be used for driving on winter roads, and for crossing deep snow-covered terrain, which is an optimal choice for Chukotka, where regular roads are few and far between.

The ATV takes 40 liters per 100 km, it may carry 500 liters of fuel. Some of the parts are in serial production, and some original parts and units have been designed at the Makarov All-Terrain Vehicles Company.


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