Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail Components Catalog Track Products Rail Drills

Rail Industry Component:
Hougen Manufacturing Inc./Trak-Star: Trak-Star™ Gas-Powered Rail Drill

Hougen Manufacturing Inc./Trak-Star

The Trak-Star™ RailBoss™ rail drill model RB28 features a Honda 2.5-horsepower, four-stroke gas engine with Oil Alert (no gas mixing needed) for 70- to 155-pound rail. Quill feed spindle and single stroke feed handle allow the operator to stand when drilling. The high-torque gearbox is designed to provide no bog down drilling 7/8-inch to 1-1/2-inch diameters in fully heat-treated rail in under 15 seconds utilizing Trak-Star Twister™ bits. It features Trak-Star's Quick ReleaseTool System with positive slug ejection. Ten-point clamping is designedto provide optimal stability and rigidity and it allows for drilling over concrete ties. There are no exposed rotating parts when the unit isclamped on the rail for safety. The unit weighs 45 pounds.