Rail

Railquip unveils new battery-powered railcar mover

Posted on December 28, 2009

[IMAGE]E.jpg[/IMAGE]Railquip introduced its new Battery Powered Railcar Mover, which utilizes its full traction weight on the drive wheels to pull 350 tons of trailing load on straight and level track. 

The mover's four electric motors, including stepless adjustable control for the individually driven wheel, allow car movement in both directions. The guide wheels can be swiveled by 135 degrees. Off the track, the unit has a turning radius of only 63 inches and can easily go on and off track. On elevated track, the railcar mover can be operated via radio remote control. 

It is available with stationary or on-board battery charger in customer's option and equipped with two rechargeable high performance batteries of 40 V/320AH capacity each. This high performance, low-life cycle cost Battery Powered Railcar Mover offers reliable safety and easy one-man operation.

The new mover can be used in workshops responsible for maintenance, service, cleaning, overhauling and refurbishing of locomotives, passenger coaches and freight cars with the aim to ensure the optimum availability and reliability of rolling stock.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

As the system nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 mile system continue to move forward.

NYC Transit begins boosting speed on subway lines

The speed limit changes already approved increase speeds generally in the 10-to-20-mph range to speeds that reach 40 mph.

Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

There has been $11 billion of investment and 35,000 jobs created within one-half mile of the 26-mile corridor, according to a report.

CAF USA replacing air compressors on Cincinnati streetcar

The compressors malfunctioned during prolonged subfreezing temperatures last winter.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation