The multi-use and versatility of the ZAGRO road-rail vehicles are based on their efficient operation both on the road and on rails.
Being equipped with specific implements, the Unimog can be used flexibly, e.g. for shunting, repair and maintenance work or for recovery of damaged trains. The vehicle has signal light system, various coupling systems, wagon brake system, safety drive circuit, inductive safety monitoring and radio remote control.
We are familiar with railway regulations and take care of the necessary EBO approvals. Vehicles are built according to current requirements. This ensures the approval as per § 32 Railway Construction and Operations Act (EBO), that allows the operation on public rail infrastructure.
Our patented track guiding system provides perfect running characteristics. The track-guiding wheel is positioned close to the rubber road wheel to guarantee optimum track guidance. Due to our long-standing experience in the fields of designing and manufacturing track guidance systems, the system is safe, efficient and quiet whilst in operation. The ZAGRO track guiding equipment is based on the principle of the single system axle which is suitable for all rail wheel types and sizes: e.g. the larger safe and more robust track guiding wheels of 400 mm diameter or, as an option, the small bogie wheels of 136 mm diameter for narrow curve radiuses.
The modular design of our new control console utilises CANBus technology. The central LCD control panel with integrated diagnosis system offers operator ease of use and the possibility to use remote maintenance via the worldwide GSM network.
As a shunting vehicle, the Unimog are equipped with a wagon brake system to move and brake up to 1000 tonne trains safely. High-performance compressors, priority filling system, electronic regulating valve with filling speed adjustment, dual chamber air dryer, digital brake and release pressure indicators as well as the automatic operating hours display ensure speedy and safe shunting operations.
The integrated bumper and ballast plate combine distinctive style with function blending well with the Unimog. Using a sophisticated modular system, which allows various additional equipment such as wagon brake system, track drying device, track sanders, rail wheel chock, radio remote controlsystem, and spare wheel bracket. Retrofitting of any of the above systems is easily possible.
A wide range of wagon coupling systems is available: mechanical, automatic, with swivelling device, damped or adaptation to a specific customer’s request.
As an option, the road-rail vehicle can be equipped with radio remote control system for one-man operation. This system meets all the current relevant safety standards required for class AK4 to AK6. ZAGRO is well known for their ability to provide logical and clear arrangement of components within the radio control system.
In conformance with the regulations published by the Railway Authorities, we install the correct railway components as requested: isolation of road lighting, inclusion of rail lighting, compressed air rail horn, warning bell, inductive train protection system (INDUSI), dead-man’s handle (SIFA), radio telephony MESA, emergency power-off, earthing device, track circuit bridge-over equipment. We carry out in-house all official railway inspection and acceptance tests (German Railways). We can also provide equipment to meet other rail authority requirements.