United Wagon Company leases 1000 log platforms
United Wagon Company and Eurosib SPb-transport systems signed a lend lease agreement of up to 1000 innovative log platforms of load capacity. The agreement provides for the long-term lease of log platforms with improved technical and economic features in the course of 2016-2017.
The platform of 13-6852 model has higher capacity (up to 74 t) and it is designed for transportation of timber from 3 m to 13 m in length. This log platform is equipped with Barber bogie, model 18-9855, with 25-tf axle load. The use of the innovative bogie enhances wagon dynamical characteristics, improves its operation safety, increases mileage between services and reduces lifecycle cost.
The log platforms leased to the operator are manufactured by Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (TVSZ, part of RPC UWC railway holding). This rolling stock is a new one in the model line-up manufactured by TVSZ. Now the prototype of the log platform is undergoing preliminary and certification tests and tests in service.