January 31, 2014

MÁV receives new track maintenance vehicles

Written by  Ferenc Joo
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MÁV receives new track maintenance vehicles Zoltán Kemsei

HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) received the first Lencse track maintenance vehicle from its MÁV FKG business unit on January 16.

MÁV has ordered four of the Universal Bogie Crane Vehicles (UFDJs) at a cost of Forints 500m ($US 2.19m) each, with an option for a further three units. The vehicles are named Lencse by MÁV in honour of their main constructor, Mr József Lencse.

The Lencse vehicle hauls an intermediate flat car and a second flat wagon, which is also equipped with a crane, but can haul an additional trailing load of 160 tonnes. The powered vehicle is driven by a 390kW MTU diesel engine and has hydro-dynamic transmission supplied by Ganz Motor, Hungary.

This is also first new-build vehicle in Hungary for 20 years to be supplied with Ganz bogies.

The Lencse vehicle may be equipped with a snow plough and the crane unit can be used for lifting logs or clearing lineside vegetation.

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