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Flat wagon

Shimmns | VTG type F46.512D

Data sheet

  • Excellent solution on the market for the transportation of steel coils with diameters of up to 2,250 mm.
  • The wagon has a very light tare weight of only 21.5 t.
  • The wagon is fitted with five cradles and a tarpaulin cover.
  • Snowproofing, a lifting mechamism and a low-temperature model (up to  -40°C) are available as options.
  • Two thirds of the tarpaulin cover can be moved aside from either side during loading and unloading.


Technical Details

Tare weight approx. 21.5 t
Axle load 22.5 t/in some cases 25 t for enhanced safety
Clearance: Outer wheelsets 8,800 mm
Min. curve radius 35 m
Brake DK-GP-A 16"
Brake block category Gray cast iron
Drawgear & static tractive force Split, 850 kN
Roof Tarpaulin cover
Design temperature -25°C / +45°C
Crandles 5, built into the underframe
Cradle mat material NBR elastomer
Lever arms 12, adjustable in increments, wear-resistant and corrosion-proof contact surfaces
Max. coil width 1,941 mm
Min. coil width 30 mm
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