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Designation for monorail rack railways for overcoming extreme inclines in rough terrain. The track consists of a square tube, on the underside of a rack is welded. The pipe is mounted on columns 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, gasoline or electric drive are used. This can carry up to 250 kg of load.

Monorackbahn in Bremer Calmont (Moselle)

One of Monorackbahnen 'main areas of application is steep slope winegrowing, where heavy loads have 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.

Monorackbahn - route at Mundelberg (Württemberg) and vehicle at Kobern-Gondorf (Mosel)

left picture: By Jiri Hönes - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
right picture: By Joschi71 , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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