Diesel driven, haulage with toothed drive is used for transport of the machines’ elements, materials, and transport of people in the horizontal underground mining excavation with inclination up to 30°.
The haulage moves along the standard railway’s tracks with spacing of 750 mm or 900 mm.
It is equipped with a detachable toothed drive, which allows overcoming the inclined sections of the track.
In this case, the rails must be equipped with internal toothed bar on the inclined sections, and at a suitable distance before and after the slope, in order to allow secure engagement and disengagement of the toothed drive.
The haulage is compatible with standard rail fleet (wagons) used in mines or special platforms and carriages dedicated to this type of transport.
The advantage of this transport system is combining of all the advantages of conventional rail transport with the ability to overcoming slopes in complete safety way, without the need to perform additional operations (transshipments), and without the need for rope transport installations (winches).