Beilhack rotary snow blower of the ÖBB-Infrastruktur.
■ Self-driving model
■ Delicately designed model with many digitally switchable functions: lifting and lowering of the snow cutter equipment, rotating propellers
■ Vehicle platform can be turned 180°
In 2019, the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG put a new high-performance snow blower into operation. Even two 793 kW (approx. 1,100 hp) MAN twelve-cylinder motors are installed in the locomotive, which is used to clear snow-covered railway tracks. One motor powers the vehicle, the other is used to operate the blower. The snow blower can handle up to 10,000 tonnes of snow per hour with a throwing range of 40 metres. It is authorized to run at speeds of up to 100 km/h during transfer travels. A rim that can be rotated by 180° enables it to turn on the spot. So railway companies can cope with even the most demanding alpine weather conditions.
- Minimum radius - 358 mm
- Number of axles with traction tyres - 1
- Number of driven axles - 1
- Flywheel - yes
- Interface - Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
- Head light - Digitally switchable triple front headlights
- Digital decoder - PluX22