The windhoff ballast compactor has been designed to follow immediately behind a tamping machine, reprofiling and compacting the ballast to its previous standards. It is self-propelled and has 10 vibratory compacting arms. Eight of these are mounted vertically, two on each side of each rail, while the remaining two are larger side-mounted units for compacting the ballast shoulders. Shoulder compactors are adjustable to suit the cross-section of the ballast, and the static pressure, frequency and intensity of vibration, as well as its duration, can all be regulated to obtain optimum results.

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    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00037803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM