High-impact spiking hammers
The CX Hammer- Production Spike Driver uses a hammer-style reciprocating driving action that:
Drives spikes in with 2,200 lbs of spiking down force,ensuring strong and stable connections
Bends less spikes, requiring fewer manual pulls and re-drives while reducing spike waste
Fast and powerful
The CX Hammer can simultaneously drive up to two spikes per rail, for a total of four per tie, while the hydraulically operated spotting system allows fast alignment of the guns with the tie plate holes. The weight of the machine, as well as the load transfer inherent in the machine’s design, stabilizes the machine on the track, allowing both sides of the tie to be worked on at the same time. The large capacity spike trays hold up to 50 spikes each, allowing continuous spiking operations.
An auto spike feeder option provides continuous spike feeding action from the bulk bin directly to the driving guns, eliminating the need for a feed tray operator.
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.
Adjust to different gaging conditions
The optional gaging attachment allows the operators to:
Easily push rail into the correct position to set the track gauge
Adjust for different rail heights
Set the speed of the gaging process
Control the gager settings to correctly calculate for new or worn rail
Quickly adjust to different working conditions
Make simple adjustments - from inside the cab - to adapt the gun spacing for different hole patterns. Or quickly set the proximity switches to adjust the workhead to handle different rail heights. In addition, easily switch between settings for welded or jointed rail.
Quickly load spikes
Use the attached boom and winch to quickly load spike kegs onto the rear storage rack; the winch handles loads up to 300 lbs.
Or, include the optional bulk bin in order to use bulk spikes, allowing you to load a full day’s load of spikes at one time. An available Cluster Buster option uses a ram to push spikes to the feed area while a second ram breaks up any spike jams; spring mounting