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Automated Conveyor Train℠

A new standard in precision ballast placement

Ballast Distribution Machine

With impressive speed and accuracy, the Automated Conveyor Train℠ (ACT℠) distributes material safely and efficiently in a curve. Using patented automated programming, the ACT can unload more than 2,900 tons of material in a 30-car consist as it moves along the track.


Related Capabilities
Applications + Purpose
Repair track washouts
New construction
Surfacing work
Related Industries
Class 1 railroads
Short line railroads
Rail transit systems

First to unload a 30-car ballast consist in a curve

Herzog designed and built the ACT because the industry was in need of a reliable solution to stockpile rock in curves and S curves. It is used for routine maintenance or emergency tasks and offers 24/7 field support.

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