The RIT11 is a road-rail ultrasonic rail inspection vehicle, based on the Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 2036 - ZW 222 V truck, with the intention of bridging the gap between hand inspection and large measurement trains.

Road-rail vehicles are trucks with additional rail traction equipment which enables them to run either on normal gauge tracks or roads. For the intended use of necessary components of RIT11 like the hydraulic system, traction, driving control, lift-out and rotating device, truck body and ultrasonic sensor carrier trolley are developed according to the state of the art. The RIT11 is able to perform fast, low cost and high-quality ultrasonic rail inspection to find internal cracks in the rail and to avoid derailments of passenger and freight trains. This helps our customers also, that the trains will arrive in time at the final destination like ports and the maintenance costs will be reduced.

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Some technical details:  
Year of manufacture 2005
Track gauge 1435 mm
Vehicle length incl. buffer 12,9 m
Pivot pin distance no existing
Wheel base of the bogies 2,3 m
Vehicle mass per car section 21,5 t
Traction diesel-hydraulic
Vmax automotive 80 km/h
Vmax test speed 80 km/h
Dead-man switch existing
Automatic train control PZB
Train Radio GSM-R Dual-Mode-Termina (MESA 23)