Nordco provides Railway Maintence Service and Technologies to the global railway industry.

Connect With Us

Visit us on LinkedIn Visit us on Facebook Visit us on YouTube


Anchor Applicator Single Rail

Model F

Key Features

  • Complete rebuild and upgrade program available for this model.
  • Single-operator cab, with canopy roof, windshield and wipers at operator’s station, and sliding canopy over workstation
  • Dual workhead assembly - boxes and applies two anchors simultaneously
  • Adjustable feed system - adaptable for different anchor types
  • Tiltable storage bin for holding additional anchors
  • Boom and winch assembly for loading anchors
  • Hydraulic-powered guide roller assemblies
  • Positive locking turntable - steel base
  • Deutz Tier III diesel engine; John Deere Tier III engine available
  • Dual-axle hydraulic motor, chain & sprocket propulsion system
  • 12 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Spring-applied, hydraulic-released brakes, with Cobra brake shoes
  • Back-up alarm, switchable for travel direction
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Options
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Resources
  • Manuals

High-productivity work rate

The Model F - Single Rail Anchor Applicator simultaneously boxes ties and applies two anchors on up to 600 ties per hour! This rate allows the operator to work rapidly, so newly-placed heated rail doesn't get a chance to cool - eliminating expensive reheating time.

In addition, the convenient access to the controls and the anchor placement work area directly in front of the operator add significantly to the productivity levels.

Multiple anchor types - one machine

Make simple adjustments to the anchor doors and chutes to handle most common anchor types, including Fair, Channeloc, Woodings, Unit and Trak tite.

Load once - complete several strings of rail

The hopper storage and the hydraulic dump bin hold enough anchors to last for at least two strings of rail.

  • Hopper storage (1500 anchors)
  • Dump bin (2000 anchors)

Easily load the storage areas with the included boom and winch, lifting up to 300 lbs. of anchors at a time.

Adjust for different work situations

Easily make adjustments to the workhead assemblies to handle different rail heights, rail base widths, and tie sizes.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 12,500 lbs (with boom only); 14,800 lbs (with boom, hydraulic dump bin, and canopy)
  Length 14’ 4” (with bumpers); 13’ 8” (without bumpers)
  Width 10’ 5” (with sliding canopy extended); 8’ 3” (with sliding canopy closed)
  Height 8’ 10” (with boom only); 9’ 5” (with boom and hydraulic dump bin extended)
  Wheel base 6’ 4”
  Travel speed 25 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 39.7 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 100 gallons
Engine Make/Model Deutz BF4L1011 standard; John Deere 4045D, Tier III optional
  Type Turbocharged, four-cylinder, four-stroke
Hydraulic System Make/Model Vickers PVH Series
  Type Vickers manifolded
Electrical System Battery 12 Vdc 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive type Two-wheel, single-axle chain drive
  Propulsion type Hydraulic



Option Type



Cab accessories

Cab curtains


Anchor accessories

Fair, Channeloc, Woodings, Unit, and Traktite anchor holders; increased capacity storage bin, with funnel for bulk loading

Repair & Maintenance

Corner-mounted jackstands

Lifts the unit to allow under-machine repairs


Electric hydraulic tank fill system

Allows quick filling of hydraulic tank


Electric emergency pump

Allows workhead to be moved if engine fails

Other Accessories


Night lighting package



Tow bar with D-handle hitch pins


To view our parts manuals by machine type and serial number, please visit our parts manual library.

This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System