The rack wheel VL8 is produced according to the drawing Е96.37.15.00/16.00zap and has the following characteristics:
-steel 55 GOST1050-71,
-outer diameter – 914.7 mm,
-gear teeth amount – 82,
-weight – 246 kg.
Haivoron Diesel Locomotive Repair Plant produces rack wheels of electric locomotives VL8, VL80, VL23 and rack wheels of diesel locomotives TGM4, CHME-3, TEP70 made from high-quality stampings of alloy steels.
The rack wheels are installed on electric locomotive VL8 during a repair, as well as during new formation of wheel pairs.