Nissan Atlas (Nissan Atlas): description, technical properties, modifications.
At the end of one thousand nine hundred and eighty-one years, Japanese car company Nissan launched the production of the platform N40, which was heavier in comparison with its produced cars.
As a result, in February one thousand nine hundred and eighty-two years in serial production was launched a light truck with serial number F22, which was named Nissan Atlas.
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Under the Atlas brand, this Nissan light truck was produced only for domestic, Japanese use. As it has made its way into the city cargo market, there have been many modifications with different bodies, cabs, add-ons and engines.
Nevertheless, the basic concept of the vehicle, which was laid by its creators, was preserved in all versions:
Nissan Atlas chassis &#The Nissan Atlas has a rigid frame made of channel-type longitudinal members, which are fastened with iron crossbars.
This provides a good visibility in front of the road and a small turning radius in the range of 5 meters.
The characteristics of the base machine.
The main technical properties of the Nissan Atlas base car:
Geometric dimensions of the vehicle.
The Nissan Atlas cars in most cases were equipped with automatic transmissions (four- or five-speed).
Rear suspension was always assembled on leaf springs with shock absorbers. The front suspension was assembled in different versions. This suspension could be independent, with leaf springs, or dependent, with leaf springs on both sides.
Usually this suspension was made in all-wheel drive vehicles, in other words, with 2 drive axles.
The first models had the following brake scheme. Disc brakes in the front, drum-type brakes in the rear. Dual circuit braking system with vacuum booster system. The rack and pinion type steering, with integrated power steering in the base model.
The designers have taken care of safety when using this machine. Three-point seat belts and airbags — standard equipment. Front and rear bumpers are equipped with crash guards.
The steering wheel is on the right side of the cab, and the whole set of devices is placed accordingly.
The driver’s seat is ergonomically designed for minimum stress during the workday. Excellent lateral support and a maximum of different adjustments contribute to this.
Driver’s comfort is enhanced by the control column, which can be adjusted in both pitch and tilt.
In the cabin provides excellent air ventilation, not only due to the lowered side windows, but also because of the hatch built into the roof of the cab.
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The improvement of the Atlas model can be traced on the example of vehicles produced by Nissan concern during the period from one thousand nine hundred and ninety to two thousand five years:
Dimensions at standard length – four 690×1 690×1 nine hundred and ninety mm. The dimensions of the machine with an average platform length of 5,990×2,000×2,100 fifteen mm. Geometric dimensions of the machine with a long base – 6,735×2,020×2,two hundred and seventy mm.
The chassis were equipped with different types of cabins, not only the separation into single or twin.
The three-man cabins also had different width and height. This was done in order to make the driver and passengers feel more comfortable in the cabin.
The Atlas model range changed considerably. If in 1929 they were trucks and vans, in a year a dump truck and garbage truck were added to the list of vehicles of this brand.
Two years later, there is a truck with a tailgate in the form of an elevator on hydraulic lifts to facilitate the loading of products into the body.
Two thousand years later, the Nissan Atlas with a manipulator in the body is produced. It became possible to load heavy loads into the truck without any help of others and still carry up to 1,500 kg.
Over the last fifteen years the various configurations of the Atlas have been equipped with twelve different engines with different capacities from 70 to 100 50 5 hp. с. Gasoline and diesel engines were among them. All with automatic and manual transmissions.
“Nissan Atlas” of this period in the “flatbed truck” or “van” can be purchased at prices from two hundred to seven hundred and fifty thousand rubles.
Engine and its characteristics.
The F24 series has been producing this model since 1970 with QR20DE and QR25DE engines. These are four-cylinder power units with an in-line arrangement of cylinders, and working fuel for which is gasoline.