VFW stands for the ‘Wiebe conveyor procedure’ which clearly explains how the fast construction machine VFW 2001 from the company Wiebe carries out track construction work efficiently; albeit without precise specifications.
Be it track construction with or without forward or subsequent track bed cleaning, the installation of new track or the removal of old tracks, the Wiebe Group uses the high-performance multifunctional VFW 2001 for maintenance and modernisation of track systems with various sleeper and rail forms.
Total mass in tonnes
Kilometre/hour top speed
Number of sleepers/minute
Number of sleepers/minute track extension
Number of sleepers/minute track removal
Great care is taken with old and new material
To prevent tension in the old rails, they are cut immediately into loading lengths of 120 or 180 metres behind the construction train after they have been removed. They can also be cut into lengths of less than 60 metres if this is necessary due to tight radii or S-curves. The VFW 2001 can also be controlled by a height laser when threading in the new rails. In track construction work with subsequent track bed cleaning, the clearing depth is set so that the ballast is cleared up to the lower edge of the old sleeper.
|Type of machine||Removes and installs different types of rails|
|Manufacturer||Plasser & Theurer|
|Total length over buffers||79,34 m||with SEW, KESW, repair- and equipment wagons||116,99 m|
|Axles||15||powered of those||2 + crawler chassis|
|Permissible speed in train set||100 km/h||Run by itself||20 km/h|
|Planable output at track construction||8 sleeper/min. or 280 m/h||Track construction||9 sleepers/min. or 320 m/h||Track removal||10 sleepers/min. or 360 m/h|
|Track construction possible||with preparatory track bed cleaning||with subsequent track bed cleaning||without track bed cleaning||only track construction||only track removal|
|Possible tracks||UIC 60||R65||S54||S49|
(Removal up to 2,72 m length)
(Integration up to 2,62 m lenght)
|Drive through width||3,20 m|
|Min. working radius||250 m|
|Max. superelevation||150 mm|
|Max. longitudinal gradient||25 ‰|
|Swivelling capabilities of the track||100 mm|
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No two track construction projects are identical due to the variety of sleeper and rail types and also the way the track is processed.
Luckily, this makes no difference to the fast construction machine VFW 2001, thereby allowing us to carry out new construction, track removal or track renewal work on any kind of conventional tracks; either with or without forward or subsequent track bed cleaning, as required. This is the power of the all-rounder VFW 2001.
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