13 March 2014

Type Approval for FAMMRR121

Type approval has been obtained according to schedule for FAMMRR121 – the Turn Dumper wagon (TDr) which we manufacture for Northland Resources. The FAMMRR121 has been in traffic since 2013 on a temporary permit and has now been given its permanent approval by the Swedish Transport Agency for operation on Swedish railways, and for operation on Norwegian railways by Norwegian Jernbaneverket. The type approval means that the TDr is now fully developed and approved for these markets.

The Turn Dumper combines high productivity with simplicity; due to the fine particle size of Northland Resources’s magnetite concentrate, the loading cube is rotated 148 degrees while the frame remains on the rails. The rotation, along with the round shape of the loading cube, creates optimal conditions for effective discharge. The low tare weight of the wagon and the possibility of unloading multiple wagons simultaneously result in an unloading capacity comparable with that of a bottom dumping system.