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Flat wagon

Smmnps | VTG type F44.120E


  • Optimal solution on the market for the transport of hot steel slabs.
  • Very light with a tare weight of only 20,8 t. In addition it is equipped with bogies designed for axle-loadings of 25 t at a loaded speed of 100 km/h and can thus carry a load of up to 79,2 t.
  • The wagon is equipped with 4 load securing bolster beams.
  • Can be loaded with slabs of different lenghts and widths. The slabs will be loaded onto the wagon by a crane with grabs or magnets.
  • Special load securing bolster beams on the wagons secure the load against sliding in lateral and longitudinal direction.
  • The slabs can be loaded in hot or cold condition.



Technical details

Tare weight Approx. 21 t
Axle load 25 t
Clearance: Outer wheelsets 10,400 mm
Min. curve radius 75 m
Brake KE-P, 2x Bgu 16“
Brake block category Gray cast iron
Drawgear & static tractive force Split, reinforced, 1350 kN
Loading length Approx. 12,052 mm
Loading width

Between lateral stops: A-A, 2,975/2,601 mm

Between lateral stops: B-B, 3,091/2,717 mm

Floor type Steel floor
Loading height above top of rail, unloaded 

1,620 mm (stops B-B)

1,700 mm (stops A-A)

Stanchions Optional: 4 pairs of stanchions
Load restraints 4


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