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Know your Machine | August 2010

KAMAZ 6540

1. Twin turbocharged VB engine with intercooler


2. 8x4 drive with integrated axle design


3. Proven product in international market


The unique 8x4 integrated axle design lends high-level stability & easy maneuverability. The even-weight distribution on the wheels enhances the road grip and ensures low stress on tyres. The low CG body is balanced on all specified speed operations. All these features ensure low maintenance costs.


Ideal for application in:


1. Road projects
2. Irrigation canals and dams
3. Coal mining
4. Large infrastructure projects


Special Features:


1. High load capacity
2. Good maneuverability
3. Reliability
4. Low maintenance & operational costs


The robust trucks of 31 ton capacity, 8x4 output engine with 260 hp output, has been specially designed keeping in mind the tough working conditions that tippers often have to handle in India. The company’s flagship model the Kamaz 6540 epitomises the very best in technology. Designed for robust performance, dependability, the Kamaz 6540 can be relied upon to do almost any job with the optimum efficiency. Attention to detail has been the primary reason fuelling the success of the new generation multi-axle tippers of the company. The Kamaz 6540 comes with twin turbochargers, which means extra tonnage and longevity. The special 8x4 integrated axle design lends to high level of stability, apart from improving maneuverability, even weight distribution on wheels that effectuates superior road grip and low stress on tyres. The low CG body means better balance on all specified speed operations.


Easy to maintain


The truck is inexpensive to maintain and repair due to its simple design. The design specifications of the truck are such that a trained technician can handle any repair with ease. The tipper model is ideal for use in construction of road projects, irrigation canals and dams, coal mining and large infrastructure projects, that demand continuous and tough duty cycles. The combination of performance and competitive pricing has been behind the growing popularity of trucks from the company. The tipper model comes with 1,093 Nm torque, which ensures superior performance and is bound to put a smile on every operator’s face. The trucks are powered by V8 engines, which are renowned for being fuel-efficient and yet being remarkably frugal at a light load. High torque at low revs adds to the potential to save additional fuel by specifying a fast rear axle. Power delivery is also smooth throughout the rev range, ensuring fuel efficiency. A combination of all these factors ensures consistent environment-friendly performance, robustness and convenience of operation.


For Details:


Kamaz Vectra Motors, 7 & 8, SIPCOT Phase 1, Hosur-635 126, Tamil Nadu. Tel: + 91 4344 406800 / 277996 Fax: + 91 4344 406900 / 278262 Email: Web:





Weight Capacities (Kg.)  
Payload 19,000 (as per CMVR)
GVW 31,000
FAW (max.)  12,200
RAW (max.)  18,800
Model Kamaz 740.30-260
Type V8, Twin Turbocharged
with intercooler
Max Engine output 260 hp (188Kw) @ 2,200 rpm.
Max Torque 1,093 Nm (11 2 Kgm) @ 1,400 rpm.
Swept Volume 10850 cc
Make  ZF 9S 1315 TO all gears synchromesh
No. of speed 9 forward with 1 overdrive 1 Reverse
Clutch Dia 430 mm
Overall Length 7,640
Overall width 2,500
Height 3,326
Wheel Base 1,800-2,080-1,320
Capacity 210 ltrs x 2 steel tanks
Make  ZF, Hydraulic Power steering
Turning Radius  10.1 meters
Front  Semi-elliptical single pin leaf assembly with heavy duty shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear Bogie type arrangement with anti-roll bars with 11 leaf plates
Nos. Front 4
Rear 8
Size  11 x 20
  -1 6 Ply rating
Rim Size  8.0 x 20 inches
Dual circuit pneumatic brakes with load sensing valve.
Brake Linings: Non-asbestos with total braking area of 8,400 ern
Fully built tiltable cab, tipping body of 16 m3 box type with tail gate
Gradeabillty-25 per cent

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