Tver power engineers of IDGC of Centre expanded its fleet of vehicles with 41 pieces: 19 UAZ vehicles for crews, five drilling and crane vehicles, two tracked cross-country vehicles, five vans, eight autohydraulic hoists, two GAZ vehicles for crews were distributed in Districts of Electrical Networks (DEN) of the branch.
The acquisition of drilling and crane vehicles is still necessary in terms of the territorial conditions of the Tver region. They are designed to drill wells to a depth of 3 meters. The high drilling intensity is one of the main advantages of this model. The technical performance of the vehicle when working on the ground is not less than 15 meters per hour. The application of the best domestic and foreign components, the use of modern technologies of assembly gives a guarantee of failure-free performance, even in difficult climatic conditions.
Important for the power engineers was the purchase of UAZ vehicles with a shelter, more modern and safer analog of UAZ. The four-wheel drive enhanced comfort car combines high operational performance and ergonomic features. The vehicle will reduce the time to deliver operational and maintenance crews to power lines and other power facilities in the track and off-road conditions. The main criterion for purchase was to improve the safety and comfort. Another car, proven in terms of bad roads and even cross-country, was GAZ “Sadko”. The car has a loading platform with folding tailgate that could take up to two tons of cargo. This is a special designed vehicle as mobile workshop units, for preventive maintenance and liquidation of emergency situations. The well-proven among the Russian users vehicle has excellent dynamic performance and good cross-country ability. Due to the cross-axle differentials of increased friction GAZ can overcome serious obstacles.
The GAZ tracked cross-country vehicles, acquired by the branch, will be capable of operation and outside storage at temperatures from −50 to +40 C in various road and weather conditions. The vehicle has a preheater installed, allowing to start up the engine at very low temperatures.
The use of high class modern vehicles allows more promptly to perform maintenance and repair, reduces the time of elimination of technological failures, and also provides reliable control over the work of power facilities during the autumn-winter peak loads operation.
In 2012, the power engineers have planned to spend about 100 million rubles on the purchase of special vehicles.