The rack wheel VL40 is produced according to the drawing 8ТS.224.005/005-01 and has the following characteristics:
-steel 55 GOST1050-71,
-outer diameter – 912.95 mm,
-gear teeth amount – 81,
-weight – 269 kg.
Haivoron Diesel Locomotive Repair Plant produces rack wheels of electric locomotives VL10, VL23, CHS4 and rack wheels of diesel locomotives CHME-3, ТЕМ, TEP70 made from high-quality stampings of alloy steels.
The rack wheels are installed on electric locomotive VL40 during a repair, as well as during new formation of wheel pairs.