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Monorackbahn

Designation for monorail rack railways for overcoming extreme inclines in rough terrain. The route consists of a square tube, on the underside of a rack is welded. The pipe is mounted on supports mounted at a distance of a few meters. This Monorackbahnen have a relatively low space consumption. You can get slopes of up to 100% Tilt overcome. Horizontal and vertical curves are possible up to a radius of four meters. Therefore, they can be flexibly and individually adapted to the topography. As vehicles so-called monorack tractors with diesel, petrol or electric drive are used. This can carry up to 250 kg of load.

Monorackbahn in Bremer Calmont (Mosel)

A main area of ​​application of Monorackbahnen is the Steillagenweinbau, where heavy loads are to be transported in a topographically difficult position. They serve as means of transport for piles, fertilizer and the grapes at the vintage or just as a climbing aid for the winemakers. A list of the wine regions concerned, such as the Moselle or in the Swiss Wallis is under steepest vineyard contain.

Monocrackbahn - route and vehicle left picture Road: By Jiri Hönes - Own work , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Right picture vehicle: From Joschi71 , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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