The Belarusian MZKT-74135 prime mover is designed to haul semi-trailers, transporting tanks, heavy armored vehicles or construction equipment up to a maximum weight of 70 t. It can also tow second semi-trailer at once with a maximum payload of 60 t. Total payload capacity of this road train is 130 t. The MZKT-74135 can transport either two tanks or one tank and two IFVs.
Prototype of this tank transporter was revealed in 1997. In 2000 a more recent version was built. It was specially developed to participate in the United Arab Emirates tender for a heavy equipment transporter, to tow their Leclerc MBTs (weight 54.6 t). This prime mover eventually won this tender and 40 of these heavy equipment transporters and associated semi-trailers were ordered.
Cab of this tank transporter accommodates 8 passengers.
Vehicle is powered by the Mercedes-Benz OM441LA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 796 hp. Prototype of this tank transporter was powered by the Deutz MWM TBD 234V12 diesel engine. This prime mover is fitted with an automatic gearbox. It is also fitted with a central tyre inflation system.