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Diversified Metal Fabricators (DMF) is a company dedicated to keeping the railroad industry moving. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, DMF is the leading manufacturer and supplier of hi-rail equipment used to build and maintain the lifeline of the railroad. DMF is a customer driven company which designs custom products to help their clients meet special needs. One of those products is DMF’s patented Rail-Roader rail guidewheels which make it easy for crews to get on and off the railroad track at a crossing.

Always looking for ways to improve its products and develop more custom applications, DMF utilizes the most advanced computers, robotics and equipment. It’s the highly skilled team of engineers, installers, machinists, welders and sales support professionals that make the DMF Difference!

DMF has supplied every Class 1 railroad in the United States with equipment, and is the supplier of choice for many of the major carriers, short line railroads, railroad contractors, and urban commuter transit systems. DMF also serves customers in Canada and Mexico. The bottom line: Diversified Metal Fabricators is synonymous with increased maintenance efficiency and maintenance efficiency not only means increased profitability, it improves the quality of services the railroads are able to provide.

If you are looking for DMF Rail replacement parts, visit our DMF Rail Parts landing page. If you would like to become the proud owner of some DMF Railgear, fill out a quote request form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

RW-1013

DMF RW-1013 railgear is designed for application to pickup and SUV chassis from 6,400 to 10,000 lbs. GVWR. Chassis up to 11,500 can be accommodated with their extended payload package. It is only applicable to vehicles with single rear wheels. RW-1013’s adjustable suspension, easy operation, and numerous safety and convenience features provide a smooth and sure ride.

The RW-1013 railgear typically stows within the length of the vehicle, eliminating the maneuvering and parking problems long associated with hi-rail vehicles. Without railgear protruding in front and behind, working around the vehicle is easier than ever. Access to the truck bed or rear hatch is not affected.

RW-1013 is hydraulically operated from a control panel in the cab or by switches at the front and rear of the vehicle. A rotary actuator moves the railgear from the nearly hidden stowed position to the rail position in seconds.

RW-1013 uses a rubber torsion suspension at each guidewheel to improve on-rail ride and negotiate track features such as guarded frogs. Both rubber and steel tread guide wheels are available.

On RW-1013 equipped vehicles, all vehicle tires ride on the rail allowing the railgear to be lighter, minimizing the impact on payload. This requires aftermarket wheel kits on full-sized pickups and cab chassis. The smaller Toyota 4Runner can be used with factory wheel/tire offerings.

RW-1015

DMF RW-1015 railgear is designed for application to pickup and SUV chassis from 8,000 to 12,000 lbs. GVWR. It is only applicable to vehicles with single rear wheels. RW-1015’s adjustable suspension, easy operation, and numerous safety and convenience features provide a smooth and sure ride.

The RW-1015 railgear typically stows within the length of the vehicle, eliminating the maneuvering and parking problems long associated with hi-rail vehicles. Without railgear protruding in front and behind, working around the vehicle is easier than ever. Access to the truck bed or rear hatch is not affected.

RW-1015 is hydraulically operated from a control panel in the cab or by switches at the front and rear of the vehicle. A hydraulic cylinder moves the railgear from the nearly hidden stowed position to the rail position in seconds.

RW-1015 uses a rubber compression suspension at each guide wheel to improve on-rail ride and negotiate track features such as guarded frogs. Both rubber and steel tread guide wheels are available.

On RW-1015 equipped vehicles, all vehicle tires ride on the rail allowing the railgear to be lighter, minimizing the impact on payload. This requires aftermarket wheel kits on full-sized pickup and cab chassis.

RW-1019 & RW-1019B

DMF’s RW-1019 railgear is a scaled-down version of our patented and very successful RW-1630 gear for large trucks. The front guide wheel assembly attaches to the frame and front axle and lifts the front wheels off the track, thus, utilizing the vehicle’s front suspension. This design supports the vehicle as it was intended and helps the truck navigate curves smoothly and dampen out the effects of track irregularities. The rear assembly attaches directly to the truck frame behind the rear axle spring hanger. It deploys with an articulated dual-scissor action that allows the rear railgear to be moved both vertically and horizontally. This mechanism provides the “side-shift” action which has made DMF gear so well-known in the industry. It gives operators a greater margin for aligning the vehicle to the track which speeds and simplifies the process of getting the vehicle on rail.

DMF now offers an updated alternative to our popular 1019 railgear. 1019B rear railgear is a compact design which straddles the rear fuel tank and eliminates the need for frame extensions. When deployed, the rear railgear axle is positioned very close to the vehicle’s tires for maximum curvature performance. 1019B front railgear offers improved front ground clearance and requires minimal front bumper extension. These improvements result in a more functional, maneuverable, and aesthetically pleasing completed vehicle. This design was specifically created to accommodate the standard rear-mounted fuel tanks on most chassis. 1019B railgear features a unique swinging deployment path that offers the reassurance of a true over-center design at both the front and rear. Locking safety pin-offs are easily actuated from the bumpers. 1019B railgear installations do not tie into the vehicle suspension, require no welding to the truck frame, and make use of factory frame hole locations where possible.

RW-1212

rw1212gear

DMF’s RW-1212 railgear is a scaled-down version of our patented and very successful RW-1630 gear for large trucks. The front guide wheel assembly attaches to the frame and front axle and lifts the front wheels off the track, thus utilizing the vehicle’s front suspension. This design supports the vehicle as it was intended and helps the truck navigate curves smoothly and dampen out the effects of track irregularities. The rear assembly attaches directly to the truck frame behind the rear axle spring hanger. It deploys vertically with an articulated dual-scissor action that allows each side of the rear to be moved independently. This mechanism provides the “side-shift” action which has made DMF gear so well-known in the industry. It gives operators a greater margin for aligning the vehicle to the track which speeds and simplifies the process of getting the vehicle on rail.

RW-1420

DMF’s RW-1420 railgear is a scaled-down version of our patented and very successful RW-1630 gear for large trucks. The front guide wheel assembly attaches to the frame and front axle and lifts the front wheels off the track, thus, utilizing the vehicle’s front suspension. This design supports the vehicle as it was intended and helps the truck navigate curves smoothly and dampen out the effects of track irregularities. The rear assembly attaches directly to the truck frame behind the rear axle spring hanger. It deploys with an articulated dual-scissor action that allows the rear railgear to be moved both vertically and horizontally. This mechanism provides the “side-shift” action which has made DMF gear so well-known in the industry. It gives operators a greater margin for aligning the vehicle to the track which speeds and simplifies the process of getting the vehicle on rail.

RW-1630/1650

DMF’s RW-1630 railgear is our original and very successful hi-rail gear for large trucks. The front guide wheel assembly attaches to the frame and front axle and lifts the front wheels off the track, thus, utilizing the vehicle’s front suspension. This design supports the vehicle as it was intended and helps the truck navigate curves smoothly and dampen out the effects of track irregularities. The rear assembly attaches directly to the truck frame behind the rear axle/tandem spring hangers. It deploys with an articulated dual-scissor action that allows the rear railgear to be moved both vertically and horizontally. This mechanism provides the “side-shift” action which has made DMF gear so well-known in the industry. It gives operators a greater margin for aligning the vehicle to the track which speeds and simplifies the process of getting the vehicle on rail.