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First 49ft long swap body on the market

Germany-based Wecon has designed and manufactured what it says is the first 14.9m (49ft) long curtainsider swap body in the market. The launch customer is Ekol Logistics

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First 49ft long swap body on the market

For several years articulated trucks with an overall length of 17.8m have been permitted in Germany, allowing the trailer length to be increased from 13.6m to 14.9m, provided the trailer is built as an intermodal trailer and fitted with DIN lifting pockets accordingly.


This extra loading length is now also available for swap body operations. Wecon has manufactured the first batch of 10 curtainsider swap bodies for integrated logistics company Ekol, and the multimodal operator will test them on its own wagons and ro-ro ships.

Ekol will initially test 10 units in its rail-ro multimodal services. (All photos from Wecon)
Ekol will initially test 10 units in its rail-ro multimodal services. (All photos from Wecon)

The new unit is specially designed for transporting automotive industry components, says Wecon, with a high volumetric capacity and a relatively low payload requirement.


The swap body has external dimensions of 14.936m x 2.55m x 3.2m (C75 rail codification). Internal measurements are 14.83m x 2.48m x 2.97m.


Tare weight is around 5,800 kg and gross load is 30,000 kg, providing a payload of 24,200 kg.


The units have ISO bottom fittings at 40ft, 45ft and 49ft centres for securing to chassis and rail car twistlocks.


Empties can be stacked 2-high. The roof can be lifted up to 300mm on all four sides. The load security code is XL and the rail code is XL, allowing it to be run in trains up to 140 kph (90 mph).

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