Wacker Neuson 8003 road-rail excavator.

WACKE NEUSON: A road-rail version of the 8003 excavator will be unveiled at InnoTrans by Wacker Neuson, which will also be showing its proven BH 55rw hand-held tamper.

The 10 tonne 8003 excavator is designed to be compact and more manoeuvrable than larger models, with lower purchase and operating costs. It can optionally be fitted with a triple boom.

To meet Deutsche Bahn specifications it is fitted with a safety package which includes a built-in height limiter for working under overhead lines. Height and slewing limitations can be individually activated and disabled using a key-operated system. There are two white marker lights in the travel direction, with a red marker light in the rear. The vehicle has three emergency off-switches, a signal horn and a fire extinguisher. In the event of a power supply failure, all necessary functions can be carried out via the emergency hydraulic system.

The BH 55rw tamper offers 1 350 impacts/min with 55 J of single-stroke impact energy and low hand-arm vibrations of 4·5 m/s², with a proven full hood spring mounting. The wide range of tamping tools includes a ramming shoe for compacting ballast at the edge of the rails, a spring strut to help the operator to guide the hammer, and a drive-out punch for damaged sleeper screws.