Extreme environmental conditions often call into question the technical data of many SUVs. There are obstacles that even specialized equipment is not always able to do, and there can be no talk of standard vehicles. But not everything is as bad as it might seem at first glance. DT-30 "Vityaz" is a unique development of domestic engineers. He is not afraid of any element and there are no insurmountable obstacles. The upgraded version, with the prefix "P" - in addition, it can also swim. Most models of caterpillar transporters are able to easily overcome small water bodies, forested rugged areas, as well as sand and snow blockages.
The all-terrain vehicle "Vityaz" DT-30 is designed to work in difficult conditions in Siberia, the Far North, and the Far East. In this case, the ambient temperature practically does not matter. By and large, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a frost of 50 degrees or a heat of 40.
Unique two-linkall-terrain vehicle
This high-speed all-terrain vehicle belongs to the group of articulated vehicles, but differs from all others in its unique cross-country ability and maneuverability. There are practically no conditions that the Vityaz DT-30 could not overcome. The technical characteristics of the machine are excellent for working with rescue teams, during evacuation during floods, landslides, snow drifts and other natural disasters caused by nature. The all-terrain vehicle makes it easy to find and deliver to the medical center the victims at the crash site, or, if there are a lot of victims, then deliver doctors, medicines and all the necessary food to this area.
In addition to rescue operations, the DT-30 Vityaz is also used to deliver a variety of equipment and special equipment, such as fire equipment, cranes, excavators and other vehicles that are very difficult to get on their own. The machines are very widely used for military purposes, by various kinds of units. All thanks to high traffic. Transporters are able to overcome wide ravines and ditches, which are up to 4 meters wide, and can also climb hillocks and slopes up to one and a half meters high.
The design of the machine has a number of features that distinguish the DT-30 "Vityaz" from the rest of the list of all-terrain vehicles. The connecting links can be folded in two planes, and this process can be controlled directly from the driver's cab. In order for these links tomove relative to each other without problems, a special rotary coupling device is provided, with two hydraulic cylinders installed for control. They can significantly improve the maneuverability of the machine, as well as work on the principle of shock-absorbing elements to provide a smoother movement.
In order to avoid any problems with a lack of power or torque, the engineers decided to install a 12-cylinder engine on the Vityaz DT-30. The fuel consumption varies depending on the material used. The main advantage of such a motor is that it is multi-fuel. Power is 780 horsepower. Depending on the configuration, it is possible to install three options for power plants:
- With ChMZ engine.
- S YaMZ.
- With Cummins engine.
Such a variety of powertrains can cause some maintenance difficulties. One of them is spare parts. DT-30 "Vityaz" provides for the use of German engines, repair units, at best, have to wait several months. This is perhaps one of the main drawbacks of a car with a foreign power plant.
However, the carrying capacity is 30 tons, and the curb weight of the machine is 28 tons. It is worth noting that with such a rather large weight, the pressure exerted by the tracks on the ground is minimal. On average, it is 0.3 kg / sq.cm. This made it possible to significantly increase the level of cross-country ability of the machine andvirtually eliminates sticking in heavy soils.
High weight did not greatly affect the speed of movement of the car. When driving on land, on solid ground, the DT-30 Vityaz is capable of speeds up to 50 km/h. During the overcoming of water and swampy areas, this parameter is reduced to 4 km / h. The maximum angle of arrival, as well as the exit, also affects the patency. The all-terrain vehicle has 30 degrees, despite the fact that it is able to withstand rolls up to 15 degrees. Crew - 5 people. On average, the fuel tank is enough to cover a distance of up to 500 km. It is difficult to talk about a more accurate value of fuel consumption, because everything depends on many factors, and first of all on the material itself. The engine can use any fuel, but this may change its technical data.
Transmission and chassis
Tracked all-terrain vehicles of the DT brand are equipped with a hydromechanical transmission with an additional transformer, which allows a smoother transmission of torque. A lock is installed between the gearbox and the differential, which is necessary to select the optimal mode when driving in snow, swamp or other difficult places.
The undercarriage consists of contours with installed caterpillar tracks. Additionally, steel cross members were installed on them. This is necessary to reduce the pressure on the soil surface and thereby increase the permeability. These cross members do an excellent job of self-cleaning as well asprotection of the hull from icing that appears on the running equipment.
The main rollers have independent suspension. A torsion bar with a special porous filler acts as a working element. This allows the rover to move more smoothly without damaging the fasteners.
In order to reduce the force of impacts on the undercarriage from overcoming obstacles, running wheels with polyurethane coatings are used. This further allows you to significantly increase the durability of the all-terrain vehicle.
Price for DT-30 "Vityaz" varies from 6 to 8 million rubles, depending on the configuration and equipment installed from the factory. Nevertheless, the car is worth the money. All because of the unique performance properties. The all-terrain vehicle copes with tasks that at first glance may seem impossible or not quite real. Unfortunately, there are very few offers on the secondary market, as few people want to say goodbye to such a versatile item.
Despite the impressive specifications, operators complain about them. You can often see a statement that the transmission often breaks down, and the motors are very whimsical, despite the fact that they are declared as multi-fuel. The weakest point is the coupling device, at large angles of rotation, the assembly wears out rather quickly.
A very controversial car turned out, in fact it turned out much worse than during the tests.