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Product of the Week

Amsted Rail® Motion Control® Bogies maximize stability and longevity

Amsted Rail's proprietary Motion Control bogie design is a big reason why our bogies consistently exceed the million-mile barrier, even in the ever-changing harsh operating environment of heavy haul freight transportation. First pioneered in 2003, every Motion Control bogie is designed and tested to deliver optimal stability while maximizing life cycle performance of its components.

Utilizing our patented lightweight process, Amsted Rail has been producing durable heavy haul lightweight bogie systems for customers from Brazil to Burma. By combining higher-yield B+ steel with a proprietary coring process, we're able to reduce weight by as much as 800 pounds per carset on average - without sacrificing strength.

Motion Control Key Benefits:

  • Most versatile variable damped bogie for all asset types
  • Lightest and most commonly specified M-976 bogie system available
  • Lowest life cycle maintenance costs
  • Adapter Plus® steering pad provides improved wheel and bearing service life
  • Longer friction wedge life
  • First bogie to achieve unconditional AAR M-976 approval
  • Optimal for 286,000 pound Gross Rail Load/ 32.5 tonne Axle Load
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.amstedrail.com.