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Product of the Week

Gradall Railroad Maintenance Machines

Gradall Industries Railway Maintenance Machines represent the ideal combination of mobility and versatility, capably handling a wide range of maintenance and construction jobs for railroads, municipal railways and city transit systems.

Gradall machines can efficiently use a range of attachments to build and repair rail crossings, replace rails, spread ballast and trim overhanging trees and other vegetation.

Gradall offers an optional Kinshofer Nox-Tiltrotator, featuring 360-degree continuous attachment rotation and an extra 110 degrees of tilt motion, enabling operators to position attachments with more precision and in more locations. The Nox-Tiltrotator also accommodates a wide range of attachments, which can be changed hydraulically from the operator cab.

Two rail systems are available for easy, efficient travel along with the security of automatic digging brakes:

  • Neotec rail gear system uses hydrostatic drive for on-rail mobility, achieving speeds of 15 mph or more. From the operator cab, the rail gear system is lowered and mobility is changed from the road mode to the rail mode and back. With the carrier wheels raised, hydrostatic drive speeds the carrier to the job site where carrier wheels may be hydraulically lowered for maximum stability during digging, lifting and ballast movement.

  • Diversified rail gear system uses guides to position the carrier over the tracks and then uses the carrier's wheels for mobility–also maintaining excellent working stability.

Gradall offers Railway Maintenance Machines in various sizes and capacities, designed in two styles to meet varying off-rail mobility needs:

  • Highway speed models can be driven over highways at 60 mph, which enables them to get to rail crossings quickly and back to the safety of the equipment yard at night.

  • On/off pavement models travel over pavement at speeds typically exceeding 15 mph. After traveling over rails to the work site, these models demonstrate their exceptional stability, working in any direction.