RM 801

The workhorse

The ballast bed cleaning machine RM 801 always does a good job with track construction projects of any kind. During excavation, the machine allows the ballast bed to shine in new splendor over a distance of 350 meters per hour.

Total mass in tonnes


Cubic metre/hour track bed cleaning

Technical data

Type of machineBallast bed cleaning machine
ManufacturerPlasser & Theurer
Registration year1992
Total length over buffers66,80 mWith star screen wagon99,80 m With repair-, equipment- and security wagons155,44 m
Width3,10 m
Height4,65 m
Mass342 t
Axles20Powered of those8
Permissible speed in train set100 km/hRun by itself65 km/h


Ballast bed cleaning800 m³/h
Total excavation (gravel & ground)180 - 200 m/h
Drive through width (in transporting position)min. 3,10 m
Clearing chain hight0,35 m
Clearing chain widthmin. 4,00 mmax. 5,40 m
Clearing chain depthup to 1,00 m under SOK
Change of gradientfrom -500 mm to +100 mm to SOK
Required space on pressure side0,75 m
Required space on blank side0,70 m
Smallest drive through width (at 2,60 m threshold)4,20 m
Swivelling capabilities of the track+/- 200 mm
Laying down to superelevation150 mm
Max. incline of the formation level1:20
Chipping conveyor length before buffer3,60 m
Chipping conveyor loading into nearby trackup to 5 m track distance
Clearance between chipping conveyor and SO3,70 m (Loading before head)
Smallest ridable radius (Track bed cleaning)300 mat total excavation210 m

Your contact partner

Jakob Laukert
(Head of department track construction)

The complexity of this machine in no way limits its application possibilities, on the contrary: We always ensure that our machines are suitable for a range of different construction requirements.

If you would like to use this machine in one of your construction projects or simply require more information, just contact me. If you require another machine, we will find the right solution for you among our wide range of construction machines be it for the construction of new tracks, the removal of existing tracks or the maintenance of track and switch systems.

+49 (0)4202 – 987-410

+49 (0)4202 – 987-100


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