EMPL recently supplied a 3-axle tipper truck with crane to Bayrische Zugspitzenbahn Bergbahn AG. Together with the Wendelsteinbahn, the Drachenfelsbahn and the Zahnradbahn Stuttgart, the Zugspitzenbahn is one of only four cog railways still operating in Germany. It connects Garmisch - Partenkirchen directly with the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.
For some time, the operator of the Zugspitzenbahn had been looking for a replacement for an ageing 2-axle tipper with crane for path construction and material transport between the Hausberg and Kreuzeck to the Alpspitze. After an intensive test phase, the company selected a tipper body with crane from EMPL on an MAN TGS chassis. The long, steep slopes, the tight paths and corners and the subsoil presented special challenges.
TIPPER BODY WITH CRANE
The tipper body with hydraulically folding rear wall is built on an MAN TGS 28.480 6x4-4 BL chassis. The loading crane mounted behind the driver’s cab is equipped with swivel supports on both sides.
The steel profile subframe features a tipper press bracket, a strong rear boom with rocking ball bearing and a boom fork with guide and crossover locking at the front.
The tipping body is welded from steel profiles made of high quality fine-grained steel and is equipped with sturdy, external side and longitudinal booms, corresponding transverse framing and an end profile. Numerous lashing rings and folding hooks provide optimal securing of the load. All panels are made from hollow aluminium profiles and have a swivel and pen-dulum function. The rear panel is hydraulically operated via a control in the driver's cab. The upright extension pieces allow additional side panels and a front panel to be attached.
The body features an easily accessible stowing system for tools, shovel, broom, wheel chocks, etc.
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