Compact. Variable. Efficient.

Simple and easy reprofiling of rails and turnouts on short-haul lines and in confined spaces Small and flexible, the milling machine VTM-compact was designed to rectify serious damage to rail and turnout hotspots in commuter and urban transit systems, and especially in tunnels. The machine's compact size and light weight make it easy to transport and it's compatible with virtually every structure clearance gauge. Highly efficient, VTM-compact removes as much as 2 mm of material per machining run and can operate on either ballasted or slab tracks and on either Vignole or grooved rails. With its adjustable wheel gauge, it can be used on all of the common track gauges .

Top Features


VTM-compact Milling Technology

VTM-compact employs up-cut milling, i.e. the milling wheel rotates counter to the direction of travel. This immediately has several advantages. More milling power is transmitted, which increases efficiency and allows the machine to remove up to 2 mm of metal with each pass despite being so lightweight. VTM-compact also vibrates less and applies a significantly better milling finish to the rail surface. Its milling efficiency is enhanced still further by the rubber tires on the drive wheels. In All-Wheel-Drive mode, power is transmitted evenly to all four wheels, which gives the machine more forward propulsion without slippage.

Very Clean Procedure: no dust and no sparks

Like its "big sister" VTM-performance, the milling machine VTM-compact is clean, safe and eco-friendly. VTM-compact doesn't use water, produce sparks or generate grinding dust, and in tunnels, for example, there's no clean-up required because the milling chips are extracted during the process and stored in the chip bunker for disposal.

Compact and Lightweight

A two-way traction vehicle brings the VTM-compact directly to the track, where it is on-railed and readied for operation in a matter of minutes (on-railing e.g. in the depot or at level crossings). This offers maximum flexibility and it's the perfect easy-logistic solution for getting from one hot spot to another quickly by road - especially in the absence of a well-connected rail network. And if an alternative transport solution is needed, we have several proven options for you to choose from.

Efficient and Precise

VTM-compact reprofiles the rails or turnouts precisely and back to near new condition. The machine's special feature is a suspended milling spindle assembly that can variably alter the milling wheel tilt angle in order to machine inclined rails without a tool change.

The machine's performance is certainly impressive given its low weight. Removing up to 2 mm per pass, it is ideally suited to machining even the most severe rail damage. What's more, residual roughness and ripple are minimal and conform to the DB Ril 824, EU Standard 13231:3-2012. And if you want to get that visually perfect finish to the milled surface, VTM-compact can also be fitted with a grinding unit as a finishing module.

Flexible Operation and Control

The covered operator's console at the back of the vehicle is equipped with two 15-inch touch screens, a control panel and two camera monitors. The operator can also control VTM-compact remotely by means of a practical wireless panel. This gives him access to all the machine's important functions and a good view of the track at the same time.


  • Adjustable wheel gauge 1000-1668 mm
  • Milling wheel diameter: 360 mm
  • Max. material removed per pass: 2 mm
  • Operating speed: approx. 180m/h, max. 270m/h
  • Fire risk: none
  • Suitable for use in tunnels (no dust, sparks or exhaust fumes): yes
  • Tool change: manual
  • Preparation / removal of trackside equipment: not required