On-track Equipment

Rail Cleaner DR40

The Rail Cleaner DR40 is used after rail replacement to ensure the rail is rust-free. The cleaning machine brushes the top of the rail head, removing oxidation and ensuring a good friction contact between the wheels and the rail surface. In doing so, it guarantees an effective electrical connection on the top of the rail for efficient functioning of the track circuit (the signal system).

Two people are needed to place the Rail Cleaner DR40 on the track, but it can be operated safely and accurately by just one. The operator stands with one leg on either side of the rail and pushes the machine, which is guided on the rail by rollers. A thermic engine drives a metallic brush in rotation.

Technical Features

  • Uses a powerful, efficient four-stroke engine with belt transmission. It creates 4.1 kw of power at 3600 rpm
  • The DR40's brush is metallic, with high resilience threads. The brush is lowered from a lever mounted on the pushing frame and is fitted directly on an axle with a rotation speed of 600 rpm
  • The machine is guided along the rail by two insulated rollers
  • The foldable handle enables the operator to push the cleaner along the rail with ease
  • A mechanical sensor turns the engine off automatically when the machine is carried off the track

Advantages

  • The light weight reduces the number of people needed to transport and clean the rail (two for transportation; one for operation)
  • The powerful engine and efficient brush design mean that the rail is cleaned quickly in just one pass, reducing downtime significantly
  • The high resilience brush threads enable effective cleaning to take place even if rails are very wet
  • The powerful engine, metallic brush, light weight and guiding rollers ensure exceptional results are achieved with minimal operator effort
  • The machine’s automatic engine cut-off makes it safe to use

Key Facts

Engine Honda 4-Stroke GXV160
Power @ rpm 4.1 kw @ 3,600 rpm
Safety system during carrying Included
Total weight 40 kg
Dimensions in working conditions 1460 x 430 x 755 mm
Dimensions during transport 1020 x 430 x 600 mm
Brush dimension 120 x 22.2 mm
Welding and track maintenance equipment

Rail Cleaner DR40