Our energy efficient Zwiehoff shunters use innovative technology to give first class performance and on the spot turning, ensuring passenger and freight trains can be moved effortlessly.
We are proud to be the sole UK and Irish supplier of the award winning, electrically powered road and rail shunters from Zwiehoff.
The Rotrac E2 has a 250 tonne capacity and achieved third place in the concept vehicle category at the 2012 OkoGlobe awards. Following the success of this pioneering system, a larger version – the Rotrac E4 – was developed to trail loads of up to 500 tonnes.
Zwiehoff’s energy efficient technology uses only a few battery cells and a small quantity of liquid to provide the necessary drive. Zero emissions are achieved as the shunters are powered electrically and the recovery of energy during operation ensures high energy efficiency. Noise pollution is also kept to a minimum.
A compact, simplistic design and low centre of gravity makes the Rotrac shunters small, yet extremely strong and robust. They are supplied with radio remote control as standard and have a boost function to improve pull away performance, as well as sensitive steering for on the spot turning.
Both Rotrac models are equipped with comprehensive safety features and can be manufactured to explosion proof specification if required.
For more information about the Zwiehoff range, telephone +44 114 257 0563 or email us.