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AF1 EVO for railroads

An EVOLUTIVE design

Using ambient air, the cold air blower generates 860 km/h (535 mph) wind and 19,500 cfm of airflow to clear and blast away accumulating snow, ice and hard-packed snow from switches, third rails, and tracks without creating any condensation.

The  AF1 EVO version provides flexibility to save time and increase equipment usability. The AF1 EVO allows driving long distances on public roads without special permits, enabling you to clean and prepare different rail sites with a single man. On the market for over 25 years, the AF1 cold air blower system has proven to be an effective winter fighting machine and has become the backbone of railway maintenance operations of major rail companies and transit authorities.

  • Big airflow. Clear snow from switches and third rails without creating condensation.
  • Nozzle at the rear in travel mode. Better visibility when traveling on roads.
  • Self-contained and removable module. The multipurpose carrier can be put at work all year round.

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Main Features

Self-contained and removable module

Completely self-contained, the cold air blower module is engineered to be rapidly removed from its carrier at season change.
AF1 EVO cold air blower flexible module - RPM Tech

Multipurpose carrier

The AF1 EVO is mounted on a rugged Peterbilt 520 utility truck, available in single and tandem axle configurations. Once the AF1 EVO module is removed, the carrier can be put at work all year round when equipped with other deck truck equipment.
Ergonomic controls - AF1 EVO cold air blower for rial and airport runways

Nozzle positioning for traveling mode

For traveling mode, the nozzle is positioned and locked in the rear providing better visibility to the operator.
AF1 EVO colad air blower engine compartment

Operator safety

The AF1 EVO doesn’t require additional personnel on the ground to guide operations and includes many features reducing risks of accidents.

Independent fuel tanks

The blower module and the carrier have independent fuel tanks to avoid accidental carrier running-on-empty situations while working on the railway.

High efficiency design

The powerful air jet, generated by a three-stage high-performance centrifugal fan driven by a diesel engine via a clutch, requires less maintenance and consume less fuel.

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Technical Specifications

Ideal for

Winter railway maintenance operations of major rail companies and transit authorities
Fresh and hard packed snow, ice, dust, rocks/rubble and debris. Clearing of switches, third rails, and rails

Airspeed

Up to 860 km (535 mph)

Airflow

Up to 9.21 m3/s (19,500 cfm)

Engine of the cold air blower

310 kW (416 hp) Caterpillar® C9.3 turbocharged, Tier 4 Final Diesel engine

Operating speed on tracks

0 to 38 km/h (0 to 24 mph)

Traveling speed on roads

0 to 90 km/h (0 to 56 mph)

Carrier (standard)

Mounted with hi-rail systems

Regulatory compliance

Meet all applicable requirements of the FMVSS and CMVSS regulations

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