Spike Puller Single-Sided

Super Claws

Key Features

  • Complete rebuild and upgrade program available for this model.
  • Semi-enclosed (canopy roof) single-operator cab
  • A-frame pulling assembly over rail
  • Claw-style pulling tools to handle line spikes and anchor spikes; optional Lewis bolt and hairpin spike workheads available
  • John Deere Tier III diesel engine
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, chain-driven propulsion system
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Spring-applied, hydraulic-released brakes
  • Lifting eyes for lifting machine
  • Joystick controls
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Adjust to different working conditions

  • Make simple adjustments to set the claw height for different rail heights.
  • Quickly change the width of the claw opening at any time.
  • Easily position inner and outer claws to align for different spike patterns.
  • Use optional specialized workhead assemblies to handle either Lewis bolts or hairpin spikes.

Keep production levels high while maximizing spike reuse

Ideal for high-production, easy-spotting applications, the Super Claws pulls two spikes simultaneously from each side of the rail. The patented Nordco claw provides powerful pulling power, while the Super Claws design allows spike extraction where other machines can’t reach, such as at joint bars. Since claw fingers grasp spikes under the head while the workhead assembly pulls straight up, spikes stay straight and re-usable.

Switch between rail and tie model

The Super Claws switches easily between rail and tie mode, allowing complete operator control over the pulling head positioning after each operation.

Small footprint means lower transportation costs

The Super Claws 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; an optional lifting sling is available

Category Specification Value
General Weight 7,250 lbs
  Length 14’ 
  Width 7’ 6”
  Height 8’ 6”
  Wheel base 7’
  Travel/work/towing speed 25 mph (maximum) / 5 mph (maximum) / 20 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 12.8 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 28 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4024D
  Type Four-cylinder
Hydraulic System Make/Model Sauer Danfoss Series 45
  Type J-frame, open-circuit, axial piston pump
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive and propulsion type Four-wheel, dual-axle, hydraulic chain drive
Brakes Type/Style Spring-applied/hydraulically released, four-wheel shoe-type


Category Option Type Description
Pulling Tools Hairpin Hairpin pulling hydraulic and electrical update, hairpin pulling tools 
  Lewis bolt Evergrip pulling components
Repair & Maintenance Corner-mounted jackstands Lifts the unit to allow under-machine repairs
  Electric hydraulic tank fill system Allows quick filling of hydraulic tank
  Coolant filter loops Allows quick filter maintenance
  Electric emergency pump Allows workhead to be moved if engine fails
Other Accessories Gauges and alarms Speedometer, hydraulic reservoir temperature gauge, turntable warning light and buzzer
  Lighting and mirrors Heated outside mirrors, perimeter lighting package
  Storage Additional book storage box, track tool box, box for operator items
  Miscellaneous DOT reflective tape, rail sweeps, lifting sling capable of lifting entire machine


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