R-650 Railgear

Wabtec positive train control PTC products R-650 Railgear

G & B Specialties Model R-650 railgear is designed for vehicles up to 39,000 lbs GVWR. Both rotating and vertical front railgear units are available. Rotating rear railgear is standard. The R-650 uses 12” diameter cast or forged steel wheels with heavy duty tapered roller bearings. Proven “Cushion-Ride” suspension provides ride quality, reduced vibration through the vehicle frame, less component stress, and constant rail wheel to rail contact. No railgear adjustments are required for varying loads. With G & B Cushion-Ride Railgear, there are no limits imposed. If the vehicle can support the load, so can the railgear. G & B Specialties R-650 Railgear has two hydraulic cylinders on both the front and rear units, providing power to spare under full vehicle capacity. On rail, the vehicle’s front wheels are raised a minimum of 3” above the rail head and the vehicle axle is hydraulically or manually locked in place, and all four rail wheels provide full track circuit isolation.