The new Astra RD50 off-road dump truck was unveiled at Samoter-2008. The truck is equipped with a 16-liter Deutz TCD 2015 V8 diesel engine with an output of 653 hp and 2800 Nm. Transmission is Allison H6610A, automatic 6-speed.
The front suspension is independent hydropneumatic, while the rear is semi-independent. GVW is 86.8 tons, payload is 49 tons. The capacity of the cargo body is 32 m3. Maximum speed – 60 km\h. The truck is equipped with a unified cab from the RD28c / RD32c family.
The heaviest model in the Astra’s model range – RD50 – in 2010 has been updated. The engine is the same model as in the previously version (Deutz TCD2015 V8), but now it gives 500 kW (680 hp) against the 480 kW (653 hp) before the upgrade. Payload is increased to a ton and now it is 50 tons.
The dimensions of the new dumper have been changed a little, as well as design of the front mask. So instead of rectangular headlights taken from the road trucks Iveco, an updated version received more effective round headlights.