- LIAZ (Czech Republic)
LIAZ (LIberecké Automobilové Závody - "
LiberecAutomobil Works") is a defunct Czech and Czechoslovak manufacturer of trucks. . The company was formed in 1951 as a state factory, a division of Škoda. In 1953 it beceme independent of Škoda, but still used Škoda brand as well. Its production ceased in 2002. Main factories were in Rýnovice, Mnichovo Hradištěand Liberec, later there were created also factories in Mělník, Zvolen, Veľký Krtíš, Přerovand Holýšov. In the 1970s LIAZ was the biggest Czechoslovak truck manufacturer.
* Škoda 706 R
* Škoda 706 RT
* 400 Xena
* 400 Fox
* The Engine Plant of LIAZ trucks has been purchased by TEDOM Trucks which has also purchased all the technical data and drawings and is now marketing LIAZ Concept Trucks under the brand of FOX. The official site is tedomtrucks.cz In late nineties LIAZ in Jablonec nad Nisou was mainly producing diesel engines which were assembled and tested at the industrial estate.
* The engine line production actually tested every single engine by running it and collecting various parameters about it. Every n-th engine was sent to disassembly to check for any engine tolerances. The testing rigs were called Brzda (brake) where the engine was connected to fuel, exhaust extraction piping and electronic probes.
* The industrial estate of LIAZ has also been used for production of steam which is routinely used to heat housing estates. This highly presurised steam is piped to smaller transformer stations round the town of Jablonec nad Nisou. In the transformer stations, the pressure is reduced and used for heating blocks of flats.
*Podbielski, Zdzisław: "Samochody ciężarowe, specjalne i autobusy", Nasza Księgarnia, Warsaw, 1988, ISBN 83-10-08987-2 pl icon
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