RoadReady™ Tamper


Key Features

  • RoadMode requires no transportation permits
  • Deploys quickly at any road crossing with a clear 30’ turning radius 
  • No crane necessary to set on rail
  • Simplified maintenance on production equipment
  • Meets or exceeds industry standards for productivity
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The Revolutionary Road-to-Rail Tamper

The RST-1000 offers the greatest mobility in the industry. It is able to attach to an over-the-road tractor truck for transport between work locations and quickly transitions for Road Mode to Rail Mode. 

  • Designed to move over the highway as a Class 8 vehicle with a tractor weight of up to 18,000 lbs 
  • Legal load — no special permits required in all lower 48 states
  • The MultiClamp allows for easy road-to-rail transtion either parallel or perpendicular with the track

Get off the road. Get to work.

The RST-1000 quickly transitions from RoadMode to RailMode.

  • Integrated turntable allows deployment at any standard road crossing with sufficient turning space 
  • Same production rates as rail bound switch/production tampers
  • Split workheads to tamp in switches
  • Workheads have few moving parts 
  • 35 mph travel speed on rail
  • Nexxus Control System
  • New TRIAD Reference System provides geometry solutions for all types of surfacing requirements
Category Specification Value
General Weight 62,500 lbs
  Length 48'
  Width 8'
  Height 12'4"
  Wheel Base 28’ 6"
  Wheel Size 24" diameter AAR profile
  Travel Speed 35 mph maximum
Capacities Fuel Tank 150 gallons
  Hydraulic Tank 160 gallons
Engine Make/Model Tier IV Interim
Hydraulic System Pumps Hydrostat and piston
  Control Valves Cartridge style and mobile
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12 Vdc batteries),  1150 cold-cranking amps
Propel System Axle drive Type Dual-axle, chain drive, hydrostatic
Brakes Type/Style Spring applied, hydraulic release, hydrostatic braking
Controls Electronics Nexxus Control System
Workhead Tamping 6" minimum lining offset
    6" maximum superelevation
    Adjustable workhead frames
  Vibrator Positive displacement, hydraulic driven
Cab Egress Dual egress


  • Line laser system
  • Automatic TRE finding