Small Screw Spiker

Key Features

  • Dual-operator cab with canopy roof; curtains to protect operators from weather conditions available
  • Two lag screw workheads, with guide roller and magazine feed
  • Four hydraulic-driven, high-impact spiking hammers
  • Tie nipper assemblies Manual pattern adjustment turnbuckle
  • Removable turntable
  • John Deere Tier III diesel engine
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, chain-driven propulsion system
  • Cab-controlled workhead power lock-ups
  • Single, pressure-compensated, hydraulic pump
  • Joystick controls
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Small footprint lowers transportation costs

The Small Screw Spiker is ideal for contractors and short-line railroads who need to quickly move equipment to different locations. The compact size and low weight reduce transportation costs and make it easier to load and unload as well.

High production levels

Use the dual-workhead mode to efficiently operate both the inside and outside workheads simultaneously. In addition, four workheads allow you to rapidly screw in all four lag screws at the same time.

Control spike feed manually or automatically

Operators control how spikes feed into the driving guns - selecting between manual load or auto-load options. In addition, the hydraulic- driven high-impact hammers provide fast, yet extremely effective, spike-driving action.

Quickly adjust to different working conditions

Make a simple turnbuckle adjustment to adapt the gun spacing for different hole patterns. Or quickly add or remove clips to set the workhead to handle different rail heights. A manual override option increases the spike driving time to handle extremely hard ties.

Secure tie plates during spiking

The tie nipper assembly grasps and pulls the ties up and closer to the rail during the spiking process, allowing the tie plate to be as firmly attached to the tie as possible.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 14,200 lbs
  Length 170 inches
  Width 80.5 inches
  Height 98 inches
  Wheel base 84”
  Travel speed 25 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 31 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 100 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4045T, Tier III
  Type Turbocharged, inline four-cylinder
Hydraulic System Make/Model Vickers PVM098
  Control valves Pressure-compensated, variable-displacement piston pump
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive type Dual-axle chain drive
  Motor type Hydraulic


Category Option Type Description
Cab Cab accessories Cab curtains
Spike Control Spike accessories Screw spike feed warm-up kit, spike keg loading area curtain, steps and grab irons for bulk loading maintenance access
Repair & Maintenance Corner-mounted jackstands Holds the unit above the track to allow under-machine repairs
  Electric hydraulic tank fill system Allows quick filling of hydraulic tank
  Spare hose tree Stores extra hoses on the machine
  Electric emergency pump Allows workhead to be moved if engine fails
Other Accessories Gauges and alarms Fuel level site gauge, speedometer, hydraulic reservoir temperature gauge, low hydraulic oil/high hydraulic oil temperature alarm
  Lighting and mirrors Night lighting package
  Storage Track tool box
  Miscellaneous “Danger Live Track” retractable belt, DOT reflective tape, extra parts/operations/maintenance manuals, tow bar with D-handle hitch pins


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