Fully domestically built TM-140 all-terrain tracked vehicle made by JSC Kurganmashzavod (High-Precision Systems, part of the Rostec holding) has passed the acceptance test carried out by the interdepartmental committee of the EMERCOM of Russia. The vehicle made at Kurganmashzavod was tested during three days: The TM-140 easily got through marshes, 35 degree slope and complex changes in terrain. Before the acceptance test, the all-terrain vehicle from Kurgan took part in the Safe Arctic – 2023 expedition. The expedition covered about 1600 km of Arctic tundra within 12 days.
“The idea underlying the modular design of Kurganmashzavod‘s TM-140 – is a brand-new approach to the development of Russian industrial mechanical engineering. In addition to a general-purpose module designed to achieve various targets, the all-terrain vehicle may be furnished with an electric power plant and maintenance workshop. High distance endurance of more than 500 km enables the crew to cover long distances in off-line mode,” said Pyotr Tyukov, Executive Director of Kurganmashzavod.
The Tm-140s made by Kurganmashzavod not only easily got through snow off-road areas, but also helped other crews in extreme conditions and carried heavy equipment. The exhibition participants highly appreciated the ease of driving, driving performance, reliability and crew’s comfort of the TM-140. The rescue teams practiced various accident scenarios on a daily basis: Evacuation of people, search for a tourist group using a drone, search activities in thick snow using ground-penetrating radars, investigation of a water area under ice.
The TM-140 is based on a tracked chassis with a crew cabin at the front and a cargo area at the rear. The cab’s seating capacity is seven passengers, including three sleeping bunks. The passenger module seats eight personnel or can be converted to have four full-fledged bunks. The crew cab is equipped at the front with two large windows and one door on each side. There is also one hatch on the crew cab roof. The TM-140 can be fitted with an armour cab with bulletproof windows to offer protection against ballistic threats. The carrying capacity of the TM-140A equipped with a cargo platform equals 4 tons.