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Rail Components Catalog Track Products Lubricators

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Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.: YardGlide™ - WL-1000, Yard Friction Modifier

Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.


The YardGlide™ friction modifier system is designed to improve the rollability of cars in yards. YardGlide applies small computer-controlled quantities of a clean, environmentally safe lubricant to the wheel tread and flange of an approaching car using a high-speed microjet. This field proven technology improves the rollability of cars from 32 percent to 55 percent, reducing short stops, derailments, track maintenance and collisions, while improving yard throughput of cars, the company says. YardGlide is automatic and requires little attention to keep it operating properly without the grease mess, the company says, adding that it is used by a great majority of classification yards in the United States.