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Track construction work tent 250x180 KE-R with rail fixation

This assembly work tent comes with all the good attributes of the 180 KE – and has still more to offer: It was specifically designed for the requirements during track construction: Unparalleled in the industry is so far the innovative fixing solution directly on the railway track.

Quickly pitched and safe to use

A track construction work tent must be better than a conventional assembly work tent in order to be admitted for track construction. The 250x180 KE-R, for instance, features a heat-resistant roof, welded processing and concealed zip fasteners, thus providing adequate protection against wind and rain. An important safety factor during welding work. With its qualities this track construction work tent impressed i.a. the French railway company SNCF.

Heat-resistant roof

Due to the welding work conducted at railway tracks a track construction tent also needs to be heat-resistant and preferably fire-proof because of the flame of the burner. Thus, the 250x180 KE-R comes equipped with a tent roof that is flame-retardant to a temperature of 500 degrees Celsius.

Fastening directly on the track

Most notably, though, such a work tent must enable one-man fastening within seconds, lest the airstream of passing trains should tear it way. For this purpose, Trotec has developed a rail fixation – simple and functional in equal measure: It is screwed to the rail and secures the work tent by use of tensioning ropes. A substantial advantage as compared to conventional fastening methods using rods underneath the track and similar complex solutions! After having thus been fastened to the track, the track construction work tent can be erected as typical quick-to-pitch tent in next to no time.

What else? Storm kit, special equipment and different sizes

In the category "track construction work tents" the Trotec range of products also features different sizes. Further available are special designs such as tents bearing the railway company's corporate design or a storm tent model with additional telescopic rods.

Type Length Width Height
180 KE-R 180 cm 180 cm 200 cm
250x180 KE-R 180 cm 250 cm 200 cm
250 KE-R 250 cm 250 cm 200 cm
300 KE-R 300 cm 300 cm 215 cm

Product features

  • Incl. rail fixation
  • Dimensions: L 180 x W 250 x H 200 cm
  • Standard colours: white/yellow
  • Weight: tent approx. 23.8 kg, rail fixation approx. 3.5 kg
  • Heat-resistant side walls and flame-retardant roof (up to 500 °C)
  • 3 concealed rain-proof zip fasteners up front, door and rear wall can be folded up completely or in part
  • 6 ventilation openings with rain protection
  • 4 carrying handles for repositioning
  • Grey reflective strips
  • 2 air vents with grid and rain shelter cloth
  • Incl. carry bag with 180 x 35 x 35 cm pack size
  • Approval for the railway company SNCF since 2013
Product brochure Tents – working sheltered (DE)


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"The track construction tents are based on our proven type KE assembly tent and have been further developed especially for the requirements of the single-track railway industry."

Tested and approved by the Belgian Railways.

Marc Pluijmaekers, Trotec Heinsberg
Specialist consultant for work tents and screening walls

Feel free to contact us, we will solve your problem!

When it comes to special tent designs, we feel obliged to make things as easy as possible for you. There is hardly a wish we cannot fulfil: From additional viewing windows and variable tent doors to the convenient heating and ventilation.

Viewing windows. You prefer a little bit more light? If requested, we integrate window modules to the side walls of the tent versions you choose. Clear view outside: If requested, the tent walls can also be made entirely of transparent foil. This enables a 360 degree view while working inside the tent.

Variable tent doors. You need an alternative in addition to or in place of the standard tent entrance? We'd happily produce triangular doors and further variants for you.

Supply openings. You would like to offer your welding staff in the tent optimum air conditioning? We'd happily integrate one or more ventilation openings for you.

Show your colours. Use the corporate design of your company to turn our assembly work tents into a striking symbol of your commitment:

This comprises the logo imprint as well as the corporate colours. Our principle of the greatest possible flexibility conceivable also applies to the assembly work tent in the corporate design of your company. This refers to all tents with pitched and flat roofs as well as to their size and the various special design options.

Practical benefits of the track construction work tent

  • Designed for welding work in the track construction
  • Flame-retardant special equipment
  • Secure fastening directly on the track
  • Quick one-man assembly and disassembly
  • Perfect protection from rain, wind and cold due to welded processing
  • Suitable for high-pressure cleaning
  • Self-supporting construction
  • Storm tent option available

Pitched in a matter of seconds

Unpack, set up – and you're done!

Setting up the tent only requires one person. The tent can be erected in just a few simple steps in less than one minute. The set-up process is designed so easily and intuitively that you can completely do it without any time-consuming and complicated introduction.

The tent will stand on its own immediately.

The practical fibreglass rod system directly supply internal stability to the tent by the flexible quick-action aluminium ball joint discs and therefore provide for self-sufficient and secure footing. Depending on the wind force and ambient situation, the screen can additionally be fixed by means of optimally suited accessories.

Quickly wrapped up again.

Once the operation has been completed successfully, the tent can be wrapped up into the transport bag as uncomplicatedly and quickly as it has been set up before – well protected and conveniently stowed until its next use!

If you need any further information regarding our work and assembly tents, we'll be glad to assist and advise you. Benefit from our longstanding experience, we offer comprehensive, individual and tailor-made consultation to meet your special application.

Flat-roofed tent 350 KE – quick and simple to pitch
Flat-roofed tent 350 KE – quick and simple to pitch
Flat-roofed tent 350 KE – quick and simple to pitch
Flat-roofed tent 350 KE – quick and simple to pitch
Flat-roofed tent 350 KE – quick and simple to pitch

Well thought-out and perfected: The track construction work tent 250x180 KE-R in detail

350 KE – variable entrance

Three-way entrance

Wide or narrow: Depending on how you would like to protect yourself from weather, glaring sunlight or prying eyes in the interior of the tent, you can flexibly adjust the entrance width. Open only half of the entrance (left or right side), use a triangular-shaped entrance door or adjust its width to the entire entrance size: the separable tarpaulin can be opened in three ways and will meet any demand.

350 KE – best workmanship

Highest manufacturing quality

Field-tested: The particularly robust material quality of the Trotec tents meets the highest standards for professional use. All details have already proven their worth on many occasions in practice and are well thought out. Both the opaque white PVC fabric and the coloured PVC tarpaulin convince with their high wear resistance and strength. The particularly light fibreglass frame provides for stability, optimal handling and a quick set-up. Thanks to the robust metal feet the tents are positioned on firm ground in every situation.

350 KE – supply opening

Supply openings and triangular door

Open to anything: To insert (supply) pipes or hoses into the tent interior, the rear wall can be opened up to the centre by means of the zip fastener. Ideally suited for e.g. connecting a heating device, an air cleaner or a dehumidifier. The triangular door is optimal for entering from the rear or for ventilation or material supply.

350 KE – ventilation opening

Ventilation openings

Provides fresh air inside: Two wide ventilation openings are part of the tent wall which allows you to work in a well-ventilated interior space even with the entrance door closed. The built-in mesh fabric prevents insects from entering the tent. The rolled up tarpaulin is secured with two belts. In the event of rain, the tarpaulin can be tightly closed with Velcro® tape.

350 KE – robust zip fasteners

Protected zip fasteners and tight seams

Robust and rain-proof: High-quality zip fasteners are used exclusively to ensure a trouble-free and frequent use. Thanks to a Velcro cover, water cannot enter and the zip fasteners are protected from rain. The material connection areas and fabric transitions of the entire tent are tightly sewn or solidly welded.

350 KE – lightfast sheet

Lightfast and flame-retardant sheet

Colours can be distinguished in the inside of the tent: The tarp is made of high-quality, coated PVC fabric. This ensures the lightfastness for safe working inside the tent without tiring and is important for the quick colour recognition of multi-coloured wiring looms. Moreover, the flame-retardant sheet meets the fire prevention requirements.

350 KE – reflective strips

Reflective strips

Safety first! To ensure that the site of operation is not only shielded but also well visible in the dark, a silver-grey reflective strip is provided on the outer wall. This makes it possible, for example for vehicle drivers, to see with their vehicle's headlights from a far distance that a work tent has been pitched. The glistering reflective strap is tightly sewn to the sheet.

350 KE – foot strip

Practical foot strip

Minor detail with major effect: The foot strip which is tightly sewn to the bottom edge allows for easy and quick set-up of the tent. The flysheet can be securely fixed to the ground with the foot and by pressing in the flexible aluminium ball joint disc, the crossed fibreglass rods open up easily and quickly on their own. This way, the tent can be erected by only one person in no time.

Screen fence VarioScreen – compact carry bag

Stored away with minimum space requirements

Things must be kept in order! The tent is stowed away compactly folded in the carry bag included in the scope of delivery. The durable PVC bag can be stowed away quickly and easily in any kind of transporter or emergency vehicle.   Owing to its large carrying straps, the bag can be carried by one person in full work gear, for example also over the shoulder.

Optionally available fastening accessories for Trotec work tents

Whether you like to attach accessories on crash barriers, equipment parts, on smooth surfaces or in between cobblestones – the original Trotec accessories reliably serve for optimum stability in wind and weather conditions. You are even ideally prepared for various terrain and ground conditions. Hint: Just combine the various fastening solutions which will enable you to react appropriately to all kinds of situations.

Screen fence VarioScreen – magnet

Magnetic attachment, e.g. for crash barriers
Just attach it and you're done! In emergency situations, a variety of metallic surfaces can be perfectly utilized as a means of attachment. Simply fix the magnet attachment with its integrated tensioning strap eyelet to crash barriers, vehicles, machines, generators or to steel doors, pillars, bridge railings. The strong magnetic force provides for secure support. The size of the magnet attachment also perfectly matches the Trotec plate peg.

Screen fence VarioScreen – plate peg

Plate pegs for spaces between cobblestones or soil
The plate pegs of robust metal are available in lengths of 20 cm and 40 cm. Just drive the solid pegs into the soil, into grassland, grass verges or into the joints of laid cobblestones. The angled shape of the peg tip exactly matches the crossed spaces of cobbles. Whether they are used alone or together with the magnet attachment that accurately matches the plate head – the plate pegs are a perfect attachment point for tensioning straps. 

350 KE – water bag

Water bags for reliable weighting
With the 2-metre water bag of heavy-duty PVC, the dirt-collecting edges or the T-feet of the telescopic rods can be weighted. This almost prevents toppling and blowing away to almost 100 %. The water bag is filled quickly and then has a weight of up to 20 kg. After using, just drain the water from the bag again and fold the empty bag in a compact and space-saving fashion. The water bag also supports the tensioning straps securely and without any complication.

350 KE – telescopic rod accessory

Telescopic rods with T-foot for high stability
The high-quality stainless steel telescopic rods can be steplessly adjusted in height up to 2.20 m. Furthermore, the rod elements can also be fully disassembled. In this way, the rods can be easily and quickly inserted into the retaining straps of the tent. The T-feet with anti-slip hard rubber plugs provide additional stabilisation of the self-supporting work tents.

350 KE – tensioning straps

Tensioning straps for secure strapping
The 2.5 metre tensioning straps from Trotec are made of an extremely robust nylon-fabric. Whether they are fastened on tent pegs, crash barriers, canisters, vehicle eyelets, trees or tops of telescopic rods – with the steplessly adjustable tensioning straps, your tent can be fixed quickly and easily in every situation.

Screen fence VarioScreen – suction cup

Suction cup holder for smooth surfaces
For smooth glass, plastics or metal surfaces, for example on vehicles, the suction cup holder provides a reliable and comfortable mounting option. The large lever can also be handled well by a person wearing work gloves. One downward movement of the lever suffices to fix the suction cup by means of vacuum. Now a tensioning strap can be hooked into the stable metal eyelet. The suction cup holder can also be removed again quickly, easily and cleanly. 

Trotec – your specialist for tents

Any questions or looking for personal consultation?

If you need any further information regarding our work and assembly tents, we'll be glad to assist and advise you. Benefit from our longstanding experience, we offer comprehensive, individual and tailor-made consultation to meet your special application.

Marc Pluijmaekers – your specialist for screen fences & tents

Telephone +49 2452 962-481

Technical data by comparison

All track construction tents in direct comparison:

In order to find exactly the right track construction tent for you, you have the possibility to clearly compare all track construction tents by Trotec.

Models that you do not want to include in the comparison can simply be clicked away.

Technical data by comparison


Technical data

Technical data
General information
  Article number
  Pointed roof
  flat roof
  Length (packaging excluded) [mm] 2,500
  Width (packaging excluded) [mm] 1,800
  Height (packaging excluded) [mm] 2,000
  (packaging excluded) [kg] 25

 standard equipment

 optionally available

 not available



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