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Rail Components Catalog Track Products Ballast Distributing Systems

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Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.: BallastSaver™

Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.

Take the guesswork out of maintaining optimal track conditions by determining exact ballast needs. BallastSaver™ enhances the performance of GREX™'s GateSync™ Ballast Delivery System by greatly improving the accuracy and efficiency of ballast placement, the company says. Utilizing state-of-the-art LIDAR technology, an encoder wheel and videography, the system measures the existing profile for comparison with the railroad's "ideal" profile. Once the required amount of ballast is determined, the data is fed directly into the GateSync™ System for automated delivery.