Fast, safe, high-quality

Continuous-action turnout cleaning

Our URM 700-2 ballast cleaning machine is the core technology for turnout maintenance. This machine makes it possible to clean the ballast bed without removing the turnout. Moreover, it allows for continuous working progress. In addition, it cleans the ballast shoulders. The machine is also suited for maintaining large high-speed turnouts with movable-point frog. Another advantage is that sections of track at connecting tracks and between turnouts can be cleaned in one pass.

Thanks to the fast and independent installation and removal of the excavating unit, the URM 700-2 works cost-efficiently on short sections of track.

  • Short set-up times
  • No need to cut the rails, neither at the start nor at the end of work.
  • No full track closures - the time required for ballast cleaning in turnouts is reduced significantly.

This is exactly what railway administrations require: fast, safe and high-quality ballast cleaning in turnouts without long track possessions.

Optimal results for many trains to come

After the URM 700-2 has completed its work, our all-rounder for track maintenance enters the picture to ensure optimal geometrical quality of the turnouts. The Unimat 09-475/4S N-Dynamic turnout and track maintenance machine combines the functions of three machines: 3-rail lifting and 4-rail tamping, profiling, stabilising and control measuring. A unique feature makes the Unimat 09-475/4S N-Dynamic stand out: it can also ballast the tamping zones.

Full turnout service including the ballasting step can be performed within a single track possession. Traffic on the adjacent track continues without interruption which minimises operational hindrances.