UWC and Arkhbum, a railway operator, signed an agreement for the supply of 25 flat cars for the transport of timber.
The new cars will be delivered by the end of Q1 2020 and will be added to the existing fleet of 305 cars supplied by UWC.
The car is designed for the transport of timber products and has an increased loading capacity, reaching 74 tonnes and a loading volume of 122 m3. The design of the car means that it can be loaded without creating a ‘freight cap’ when transporting heavy loads of timber. The side posts with a uniform cross-section reduce ‘idle’ loads and prevent the freight from being damaged during loading and unloading operations, which is especially important when transporting packaged timber.
The cars are equipped with model 18-9855 bogies with a 25 tone-axle load, allowing for significant cost reductions on servicing the rolling stock throughout its life-cycle of 40 years. The maintenance interval has been increased up to 1 million km, or eight years.