BM 959

  • Catenary installation unit installed on a rail-bound vehicle or a rail-road truck
  • New construction: simultaneous installation of 2 new wires via 2 hydraulic drum stands with a max. speed of 5 km/h
  • Wire change: simultaneous installation of 1 new wire while retrieving 1 old wire

Technical Data

Max. speed5 km/h
Max. drum Ø2000 mm


Length x Width x Height~ 6.2 x 3.1 x 2.9 m
Net weight~ 5100 kg


  • Base frame made of steel profiles 1 x 20’ with accommodations for container corner fittings (according to DIN ISO 1161)
  • Lighting for working in darkness
  • Circumferential railing as fall prevention system


  • Max. 17.9 kW (24 hp)
  • Liquid-cooled diesel engine in accordance with EU emissions directive
  • 12-V system with high capacity battery


  • ATS, Automatic Tensioning System
  • Operating elements for tensioning force and all machine functions
  • Automatic hydraulic oil cooling system
  • Adjustable overload protection


  • Diesel particulate filter (DPF)
  • Electronic tensioning force control of drum stands (Indication of nominal and actual value in the control panel and the optionally available radio remote control)
  • Cable or radio remote control
  • Lockable toolbox
  • Biodegradable hydraulic oil

Special designs on request


  • 2 hydraulic drum stands (fix-mounted)
  • Free wheel device directly at the drive
  • Universal drum shaft with adjustable drum driving bolt, suitable for all drum types (wooden drum, steel drum with 3 or 4 spokes)
  • 2 drum fixing cones, can be adjusted with socket wrench to safely fix the drum


  • Mast adjustable in height with large roller guidance for 1 or 2 wires for the careful prepositioning of the wire


  • Hydraulic telescopic crane (Palfinger PR 220; 22.5 m; range 11 m) to load/unload drums, with railway certification, opposite track blocking, and radio remote control