The HOBCS 5 goes into normal operation

Our High Output Ballast Cleaning System in Great Britain

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Conventional lines
Heavy haul
High speed
Field of application
Ballast bed
Working mode
Continuous action


The RM 900 ballast cleaning machine is the core of the HOBCS 5 ballast cleaning system, here during testing in Linz. In the background: numerous MFS units and power wagons.

09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express high-capacity tamping machine for finishing the track

The last completed machine of the system: the USP 6000 ballast profiling machine for the production of a standardised ballast profile

In total, 44 MFS units are available for material logistics.

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Quality cuts costs: our machines turn a tidy profit

To date, Plasser & Theurer has supplied 17,700 machines. Most of them are still in operation. This attests to the quality of the machines and the value of our Customer Services’ life-long machine and fleet support. Plus, it proves that high quality ensures high cost-efficiency: machines that have been in operation for 20 or 30 years paid off years ago.