Small Spiker

SS Spiker

Key Features

  • Dual-operator cab with canopy roof; curtains to protect operators from weather conditions available
  • Hydraulic-driven, high-impact spiking hammers
  • Tie nippers with BTI hooks
  • Hydraulic gauging attachment
  • John Deere Tier III diesel engine
  • Positive-locking turntable, with steel base
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, chain-driven propulsion system
  • Hub-mounted, 16”-diameter cast-steel wheels
  • Spring-applied, hydraulic-released brakes; Cobra brake shoes
  • 12 VDC, circuit-breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Single, pressure-compensated, hydraulic pump
  • Boom and winch for loading spike kegs on rear deck
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Small footprint lowers transportation costs

The SS 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.

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.

Adjust to different gauging conditions

The gauging 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 gauging process
  • Control the gauger settings to correctly calculate for new or worn rail

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 19,700 lbs
  Length 19’ 9”
  Width 8’ 6”
  Height 9’ 2”
  Wheel base 163”
  Travel speed 20 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 35 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 50 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4024TF, Tier III
  Type Four-cylinder, four-stroke, turbo-charged
Hydraulic System Make/Model Sundstrand Series 45
  Control valves Husco
Electrical System Battery 12 Vdc, 1125 cold-cranking amps
Wheels Size 16” diameter
  Type Cast steel
Brakes Type Four-wheel Cobra style, spring-actuated, hydraulic release


Category Option Type Description
Cab Cab accessories Cab curtains
Spike Options Lewis bolt Lewis bolt “Evergrip” workhead
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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