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VIDEO: What’s It Like To Drive A 130-ton Truck

Once a year BelAZ plant, one of the world’s major producers of huge dump trucks, opens its doors to visitors. The event is usually timed with the Machine-Builders Day, which is celebrated in Belarus on the fourth Sunday of September.

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This year the open doors day will be held on September 24 from 11.00 to 14.00 in Zhodino, Minsk region (map). Visitors will learn the history of the plant, visit workshops and see how engineering ideas become real with their own eyes.

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Besides showing the biggest mining dump truck in the world, 450-ton capacity BelAZ-75710, the producer will present new vehicles: an airdrome truck BELAZ-74270 able to tow aircraft weighing up to 600 tons and a new truck with the capacity of 240 ton.

If you still wonder what’s so impressive about the event, check out this video with a test drive of one of BelAZ trucks!