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What information do you need when a quotation is requested for?

We will inquire the following information. Of course you will disclose merely what has already been known up to the timing.

Maximum track gradient and minimum curve radius
Maximum payload of the traction vehicle ==> The weight of the locomotive can be determined from these pieces of information.
Desired traveling traction speed ==> The necessary engine horsepower can be calculated.
Number of vehicles and desired delivery term

Do you need other information?

We will inquire the rail gauge and vehicle limitations (so as to avoid interference between the locomotive and structural objects).
For clients already having other locomotives, we will inquire requests about the manufacturer of the engine to be installed, if you have any.
While manufacturers recently have low-cost and compact engines backed by delivery records, you may have concerns about parts sharing.
 

How long is the delivery term?

The delivery term substantially depends on the delivery term of purchased parts such as the axle bearing. With a two-axle locomotive, it takes about eight to ten months. With a bogie locomotive, it takes about 14 to 16 months. The term may be shorter if we can find stock of purchased parts.

The project is still in the planning phase and it may not materialize. However, the cost is needed.

Do not hesitate; any inquiry is welcome.

Do you accept orders for a reversing gear?

Yes, we can manufacture reversing gear. We also accept orders for a custom discrete reversing gear matching the size of an existing locomotive.

Do you manufacture a bogie flatcar to the size of an existing vehicle?

Yes. We will measure the size of the existing vehicle and manufacture the bogie flatcar only. We can examine measures to increase the strength, too.

Is the power source the diesel engine only?

We have delivery records of battery-driven vehicles. We can also meet requirements for hybrid vehicles.

We are examining a new vehicle instead of a locomotive to be used by us (or to be proposed to a client).

Leave it to us. We have eight mechanical designers and three electric designers.
Let us know the concept; we can meet requests for even a single vehicle developed anew.

What are sales points of Hokuriku Heavy Industries?

Our motto says “Conduct a production service business.” We want to help materialize what you request for in the true meaning to obtain customer satisfaction. We want to realize the request in details and take quick actions.

And what’s more ... Niigata is endowed with delicious sake, rice and seafood. Niigata is also famous with beauties.

These are nothing to do with our business but those who visit us appear to feel impressed.