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Multifunctional and compatible

May 2021

Multifunctional and compatible
The Railtrailer is proving its strength in daily use

It is technology which drives any successful railway operation and it continues to be at the heart of it. Nowadays, systems and components mostly offer more than just one function; they are often compatible with other systems or applications for the widest possible range of application. In the European Year of Rail, the industry shows that it is prepared for the challenges of the future.

On the right track

Rail excavators, dumpers or other commercial vehicles: the construction of road-rail vehicles requires a high degree of flexibility and knowledge from their manufacturers. Built for a wide range of applications, these vehicles not only have to comply with EN 15954, but of course also with all the laws and regulations applicable in the respective country.

AMT Rail Road BV, a company of the AMT Group, manufactures and supplies unique vehicles from the Netherlands for daily use on and around the tracks. These can be used on various track gauges, including rack railways. All machines are developed together with the customers and built according to their specifications and requirements. As a standard, the road-rail vehicles are equipped with fail-safe brakes and have a variety of other options, such as fully integrated and intuitive RCI (Rated Capacity Indicator) systems, cameras, tracking systems and fire warning systems.

Railtrailer – the base model with many equipment options

For the base model AMT Railtrailer, just as for its other vehicles, AMT offers the possibility of adapting the modular system of the trailer with various options such as containers, frame fastening or ballast distribution systems to exactly suit the planned application. This makes the AMT Rail Road’s equipment compatible for both current and future operations and ensures a better return on investment. With a continuous focus on safety, all rail vehicles are tested under real conditions at the production site: on a 300-metre-long track system for braking tests and a ramp for gradient tests up to 250 permille. With the AMT Railroad Configurator, the vehicles can be configured online to fully meet individual requirements. A written quotation is made available within only four hours after completion of the configuration.

Environmentally friendly operation

With this modular system, the overall number of machines required is reduced, furthermore, the AMT vehicles are equipped with low-emission engines which run on hydrogen or electricity. This is not only an important benefit for the environment, but also for the people working on the track and nearby. Low pollution and noise levels ensure healthier workplaces.