OVER 100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Harsco Rail is the largest railway infrastructure maintenance company in the Western hemisphere. As an operating segment of Harsco Corporation, they leverage their global footprint and over 100 years of experience and expertise in service of their customers’ most pressing and critical track maintenance and construction needs. From Boston to Beijing, and everywhere in between, Harsco Rail’s broad range of cutting-edge equipment and technologies, service North America Class I railroads, national railway systems, short lines, and metro / transit systems to help keep both commerce and customers on track – safely and reliably.

In recent years, Harsco Rail has expanded their product lines and, in tandem, their geographic reach. Harsco Rail is a market leader in North America, with proven success in bellwether markets like China, Brazil and Europe. Every day, they collaborate with their customers to find finely-tailored, technology-driven solutions to maintain track at peak operating efficiency. The result: lower operating costs, higher speeds and – most importantly – improved safety.

Through their four business lines – Equipment, Aftermarket, Contracted Services, and Technology – Harsco Rail is a valued partner throughout the lifecycle of track. From construction, to maintenance, to renewal, Harsco Rail offers the same innovative solutions and world-class service that their customers have relied upon for nearly a century.

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LIGHT DUTY 0307A

Harsco Rail’s Light Duty 0307A HY-RAIL Guide Wheel unit is used to adapt light duty trucks and SUV’s, meeting Harsco Rail’s recommended vehicle specifications, for railway applications requiring travel on the highway and on the rail. The LD 0307A has a rugged, compact design that continuously provides the durability needed on the track, and features rubber cord suspension, electrical track insulation, and mechanical safety pins.

PERFORMANCE

  • Rugged, compact design for durability
  • Rubber cord suspension for smooth ride on rail
  • Lightweight design for increased payload capacity
  • No electrical or hydraulic components for high reliability
  • Sealed wheel bearing requires no maintenance

INNOVATIONS

  • For light duty trucks
  • Manual lift bar for raising & lowering
  • Rubber cord suspension
  • Mechanical safety lock pins
  • High road clearance
  • Sealed wheel bearings

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ford F250 & F350; Chevrolet 2500 & 3500
  • 11,500 Lbs (5,215 Kg) maximum GVWR
  • 1,400 Lbs (636 Kg) each Front & Rear Unit Capacities
  • Rear fuel tank not allowed
  • Up to 45 MPH maximum vehicle speed on rail

LIGHT DUTY 1515

Harsco Rail‘s Light Duty 1515 HY-RAIL guide wheel equipment is used to adapt light duty trucks and utility vehicles for highway and railway travel. The truck must meet Harsco Rail’s recommended vehicle specifications. The LD 1515 has a rugged, compact design that continuously provides the durability needed on the track, and features hydraulic locks, electrical track insulation, and mechanical safety pins.

PERFORMANCE

  • Rugged, compact design for reliability
  • Coil spring suspension with overload protection
  • Sealed wheel bearing, requires no maintenance
  • Noise suppression steel wheels for improved operator noise comfort
  • Hydraulic locks for secure position holding and control
  • Over center rotation in rail position

INNOVATIONS

  • For light duty trucks
  • Rugged compact design
  • Push button electric actuation control
  • Electric/hydraulic power pack
  • Mechanical safety lock pins
  • Hydraulic safety locks with PO checks
  • Sealed maintenance free bearings

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ford F250 & F350; Chevrolet 2500 & 3500
  • 11,500 Lbs (5,215 Kg) maximum GVWR
  • Steel or Rubber Tread Wheels
  • Rear fuel tank not allowed
  • 3/4 & 1 Ton payload rating
  • Up to 45 MPH maximum vehicle speed on rail
  • Rear tow hitch compatible

MEDIUM DUTY 1920

The Harsco Rail Medium Duty 1920 HY-RAIL guide wheel equipment is used to adapt medium duty chassis-cab trucks for highway and railway travel. The truck must meet Harsco Rail’s recommended vehicle specifications. The MD 1920 has a rugged, compact design that continuously provides the durability needed on the track, and features hydraulic locks, electrical track insulation, and mechanical safety pins.

PERFORMANCE

  • Rugged, compact design for reliability
  • Rear unit positions guide wheels close to tires for improved tracking on rail
  • Hydraulic locks for secure position holding and control

INNOVATIONS

  • For medium duty trucks
  • Rugged compact design
  • Actuation controlled by manual hydraulic valves
  • Mechanical safety lock pins
  • Hydraulic safety locks with PO checks

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ford F450 & F550; Dodge 5500
  • 19,500 Lbs (8,844 Kg) maximum GVWR
  • Up to 35 MPH maximum vehicle speed on rail
  • 11″ (279.4 mm) guide wheel tread diameter
  • 840 Lbs. weight of front & rear units

HEAVY DUTY 4141

Harsco Rail’s Heavy Duty 4141 HY-RAIL guide wheel attachment is used to adapt heavy-duty, chassis-cab trucks, meeting Harsco Rail‘s recommended vehicle specifications for highway and railway applications. The HD 4141 has a rugged, compact design that continuously provides the durability needed on the track, and features hydraulic locks, electrical track insulation, and mechanical safety pins.

PERFORMANCE

  • Rugged, compact design for durability
  • Front unit uses trucks suspension for smooth ride
  • Rear unit has side shift action for faster positioning of truck onto rails
  • Hydraulic locks for secure position holding and control
  • Demountable bolt on guide wheels for faster replacement, reduced maintenance costs, and safer handling

INNOVATIONS

  • For heavy duty trucks
  • Rugged compact design
  • Manual hydraulic control valve for raising and lowering
  • Mechanical safety lock pins
  • Hydraulic safety locks with PO checks

SPECIFICATIONS

  • International, Freightliner, Sterling
  • 33,000 Lbs (14,966 Kg) maximum GVWR
  • Up to 25 MPH maximum vehicle speed on rail
  • 16″ (406 mm) guide wheel tread diameter
  • 2,340 Lbs. weight of front & rear units combined