MFS 40/4-A-ZW

Individualist and team player

The material, conveyor and silo carriage MFS 40/4-A-ZW is used to continuously convey, save and transport the removed ballast and cuttings. As these materials are reused in modern track construction after maintenance and new construction work, it is also flexible with respect to unloading in addition to transporting and storing: it can unload ballast, chippings or other transportable materials on the side or forwards into the work direction.

As each carriage is equipped with its won energy supply unit, they can be used individually and separately from each other.

Total mass in tonnes

Silo volume

Cubic metre/hour conveying capacity

Travelling on all routes

The MFS 40/4-A-ZW has two crawler chassis that allow the unit to move in the ballast bed, on the formation level and in construction pits. This car can move independently in the track at five kilometres an hour thanks to its driven bogie.

The benefits at a glance:

  • Unloading to the side and forwards is possible
  • Independent driving on the tracks
  • Crawler chassis for driving into construction pits
  • No interruption to the normal operations
  • Own energy supply unit
  • Minimum track radius of 150 metres

Technical data

Type of machineMaterial conveyor and silo units
ManufacturerPlasser & Theurer
Registration year2009
Length over buffers19,90 mTotal length over buffers23,84 m
Width3,15 m
Height3,95 m
Own mass66,2 tTotal mass on pivoted bogie66,2 tTotal mass loaded on crawler126 t
Silo volume40 m³Conveying capacity500 m³/h
Own speed with crawler chassis bis 3 km/hOwn speed on trackup to 5 km/hPermissible in train set100 km/h
Smallest ridable track curve150 m

Your contact partner

Thomas Hauptmann
(Head of department track construction)

When working in and on the track, huge volumes of cuttings are created that need to be moved, stored and reused. Without special cars, modern track construction would no longer be possible.

The MFS 40/4-A-ZW ensures that we carry out the track construction work efficiently with respect to moving materials and in line with current standards. The independent energy unit in the car also increases the flexibility because several cars can be used on the track for different processes.

+49 (0)4202 – 987-279

+49 (0)4202 – 987-100


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