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Flat wagon

Shimmns | VTG type F46.520D

Data sheet

  • This Shimmns wagon is an excellent solution on the market for the transportation of steel coils with diameters of up to 2,650 mm.
  • Two thirds of the tarpaulin cover can be moved aside from either side during loading and unloading.
  • Handling of the smooth-running tarpaulin cover is designed for one-man operation and features central locking.
  • 25 t axles guarantee enhanced safety.


Technical details

Tare weight approx. 22.2 t
Axle load 22.5 t
Clearance: Outer wheelsets 8,800 mm
Min. curve radius 35 m
Brake KE-GP-A (K)-12"
Brake block category K brake block
Drawgear & static tractive force Split, reinforced, 1,350 kN
Roof Tarpaulin cover
Design temperature -25°C / +45°C
Cradles 5, built into the underframe
Cradle mat material Tecthan
Lever arms 20, infinitely adjustable, fitted with protective plates
Max. coil width 2,042 mm
Min. coil width 342 mm
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