Spike Puller Two Rail


Key Features

  • Enclosed dual-operator, climate-controlled cab; optional extended cab (capacity = 7) available
  • A-frame pulling assembly over each rail
  • Claw-style pulling tools to handle line spikes and anchor spikes; optional Lewis bolt or hairpin spike workheads available
  • Cab-controlled hydraulic workhead locks
  • John Deere Tier III diesel engine; optional Cummins engine available
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, chain-driven propulsion system
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Spring-applied, hydraulic-released brakes, with Cobra brake shoes and deadman switch
  • Integrated, positive locking, rail-to-rail turntable
  • Joystick controls
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Adjust to different working conditions

  • Simply adjust the limit switches to set the claw height for different rail heights.
  • Quickly change the width of the claw opening at any time using a simple dial setting or use the automatic workhead centering option.
  • Easily position inner and outer claws to align for different spike patterns.
  • Use the integrated turntable to easily reverse direction on the track.
  • Use optional specialized workhead assemblies to handle either Lewis bolts or hairpin spikes.

Use fewer personnel carriers

The optional extended cab allows up to five extra crew members (total capacity = 7) to ride in the cab. Fewer personnel carriers mean less equipment to maintain and less space needed on sidings for overnight storage.

Keep production levels high while maximizing spike reuse

Pull two spikes simultaneously from each side of the rail, for a total of four spikes at one time. Since claw fingers grasp spikes under the head while the workhead assembly pulls straight up, spikes stay straight and re-usable.

Lower cost of ownership

Since the SP2R uses many of the same components as other Nordco machines, you can stock fewer maintenance parts on your parts wagon.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 17,000 lbs
  Length 19’ 6”
  Width 8’ 6”
  Height 10’ 6”
  Wheel base 108”
  Travel speed 25 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 60 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 98 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4045T
  Type Turbocharged, inline four-cylinder
Hydraulic System Make/Model Vickers PVM098 (24 Volt)
  Type Vickers manifold
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive and propulsion type Four-wheel, two solid axles, hydraulic chain drive
Brakes Type/Style Spring-applied/hydraulically released, four-wheel Cobra-style


Category Option Type Description
Cab Extended cab Provides total seating capacity for up to seven crew members.
  Cab accessories Cab pressurizer, cab window shades (standard cab and extended cab)
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
  Spare hose tree Stores extra hoses on the machine
  Remote coolant filter loops / Remote fluid drains Allows quick filter/fluid maintenance
  Schroeder KF 30 case drain return filtration Filters oil to remove engine wear-related metal filings
  Electric emergency pump Allows workhead to be moved if engine fails
Cold Weather Machine heaters 110-volt hydraulic tank heater, brake de-icing feature, Espar diesel-fired engine heater and hydraulic heater tubes
  Cab heater Espar Airtronic 4, diesel-fired cab heater
Other Accessories Gauges and alarms Fuel level site gauge, speedometer, hydraulic reservoir temperature gauge, low hydraulic oil level/high hydraulic oil temperature alarm, turntable warning light and buzzer
  Lighting and mirrors Heated outside mirrors and perimeter lighting package
  Storage Additional book storage box, track tool box
  Miscellaneous “Danger Live Track” retractable belt, DOT reflective tape, extra parts/operations/maintenance manuals, rail sweeps, tow bar with D-handle hitch pins, windshield washer fluid tank and nozzles


SP2R Video
SP2R Video

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