BM 960

  • Catenary installation unit installed on a rail-bound vehicle
  • 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
  • Machine can be operated in both directions

Technical Data

Max. speed5 km/h
Max. drum Ø1800 mm


Length x Width x Height~ 18.3 x 2.8 x 3.3 m
Net weight~ 31200 kg


  • Base frame made of steel profiles 2 x 30’ with accommodations for container corner fittings (according to DIN ISO 1161)
  • Overhead cover with control panel at both ends of the wagon
  • Lighting for working in darkness
  • Circumferential railing as fall prevention system


  • Max. 55 kW (75 hp)
  • Liquid-cooled diesel engine in accordance with the EU emissions directive with electronic rpm-control
  • 24-V system with high capacity battery


  • Careful wire installation due to soft start-up and stopping
  • ATS, Automatic Tensioning System
  • PLC control for optimized productivity and safety
  • Electronically controlled drum stand pretension, independent of drum size and uncoil diameter
  • Clearly arranged control panel with color display for supervision of pulling and tensioning force as well as hydraulic, drive, and electric system with an intelligent diagnosis and fault recognition system
  • Automatic hydraulic oil cooling system
  • Adjustable overload protection


  • Diesel particulate filter (DPF)
  • ITS, Intelligent Tension Sustainer (machine temporarily continues tensioning with last set tensioning force in case of failure)
  • Radio remote control to control the drum stands and rope guidance masts
  • Lockable toolbox
  • Arctic kit with preheating system for up to -30 °C
  • Biodegradable hydraulic oil

Special designs on request


  • 4 hydraulic drum stands (2 mounted in rotating bearings, 2 fix-mounted)
  • Individual control of each drum stand, with planetary gear and hydraulic motor as completely enclosed drive unit (highly efficient, minimal maintenance)
  • 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