The USP 2010 SWS-U is equipped with a centre plough, shoulder ploughs and one large sweeper unit for conventional track and turnouts. The work units are adapted to the required output and are designed so ballast is always placed in front of the ploughing equipment, guaranteeing technologically correct operation.
The machines' hopper units are coupled at the front of the machine and lifted using hydraulic cylinders. This, combined with an extended loading conveyer belt, increases the ballast storage capacity of the machines compared with previous units from 7m³ to 70m³. The machines are also capable of picking up surplus ballast from the track and placing it exactly where required.
The machines will utilise a new machine control system, Plasser Intelligent Control (P-IC) 2.0, which utilises touch screens and universal operating units to allow central access to all machine functions.