Automated Rail Pickup Machine
Herzog’s Rail Pickup Machine is designed to pick up long sections of used rail from the right-of-way and load it onto a rail train for recycling or disposal.
Jointed rail unloading
Short line railroads
Rail transit systems
The machine is capable of loading 100 to 141 lb rail twice as fast as conventional methods, reduces time spent on collection, and requires fewer workers than manual methods.
Additionally, it is the only automated machine able to pick up and load rail in a curve.
Operator Cab Boom
The boom on the operator cab rotates and tilts for efficient grasp and initial placement of the rail into the Powerboxes, and adjusts in height as it guides each rail onto various racks on the rail train.
Herzog uses the most powerful components on the market to pull quarter-mile sticks of rail through the machine’s various equipment stations and onto the rail train.
This mechanism quickly and safely removes rail anchors that can cause disruption in the loading process.
When picking up the rail on only one side of the train, this crossover station has the ability to direct it into pockets on the opposite side of the rail train.
This mechanism automatically clamps and drills rail in preparation of fish plate installation.
The cold cut sawing tool drastically reduces spark emission, nearly eliminating fire risk when cutting rail.