KrAZ was a Soviet Union factory that produced trucks and other special-purpose vehicles; particularly heavy-duty off-road models. Kraz was founded on 31 August 1945 when the People’s Commissariat for Transportation Routes issued a warrant to build a mechanical bridge plant in Kremenchuk. On April 17, 1958, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union decided to rebuild a plant for heavy-duty vehicle production.
KrAZ-250 is a heavy-duty truck. The vehicle was produced from 1978 to 1992. Its production was carried out by the Kremenchuk automobile enterprise. The body of the vehicle is represented by a platform with opening rear and side sides. Standardly, different equipment was mounted on the platform, together with the bodywork, and flatbed models are rare enough.
The guard of the garage cooperative approached me and asked what I was doing here. When he told him that I was fond of photographing abandoned industrial landscapes, including abandoned trucks, he was surprised. He was unaware of this kind of hobby. The man told a brief history of the fate of this “KrAZ”.
The car has been standing here since the beginning of 2000, they drove it from the conservation of a military unit, and it stood for many years until the owner started selling for spare parts in 2014. After 2014, it was difficult to find spare parts for such a car. People from other neighboring cities came to our outback for spare parts. Well, now you see for yourself! only the body remained, but the rear axle. Everything was sold out.