|New MDD 3-00 shunter delivered|
|Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00|
In April 2010 a new shunting locomotive was delivered to Gips AD from Bulgaria. The shunter is from MDD 3-00 series but it has no command cab. It is controlled by radio remote control or by a special stand mounted onto vehicle's frame.
As vehicle's top speed is only 14km/h it is a very simple and strong mule for push-pull operations. It is more proper to call these representatives of our MDD 3-00 series "shunting robots" rather than locomotives. This is a simple and reliable solution for slow and medium to heavy shunting works inside plants - on loading/unloading points, etc. Another feature of this small shunter without cabin is its lower price compared to the full-functionality shunters from MDD 3-00 series.
MDD 3-00 locomotives without cabin may run with up to 20km/h (we limit speed for safety reasons) and haul and stop up to 1500t. trains at low speed.