Europten has received the first two of three Plasser & Theurer MTW 100.216 motor towers for use in electrification and maintenance projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is reported by the Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Railway Gazette.


MTW is designed for overhead line inspection and maintenance and can transport materials and people at speeds up to 100 km/h, powered by a 440 kW EU Stage V diesel engine.

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The 19m machines handed over on 20 January are equipped with a hydraulic lifting platform for working at heights up to 8m, with two platforms that can be extended to the sides up to 4m. supports up to 14 m in the transverse direction. In working mode, the machine can be moved both from the personnel basket and from the working platform.

There is a built-in workshop with air conditioning, work desk, kitchenette, table and seating for eight people.

Other features include a contact wire and holder for the carrier cable, a pantograph for grounding, and an installation stand for setting the position of the contact wire.

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