R-850 Railgear

Wabtec positive train control PTC products R-850 Railgear

G & B Specialties Model R-850 railgear is designed for vehicles up to 66,000 lbs GVWR. Rotating front, vertical front and vertical behind cab front railgear units are available. Both rotating and vertical rear railgear units are available. The R-850 uses 14” diameter 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-850 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.