Tie Remover/Inserter


Key Features

  • Complete rebuild and upgrade program available for this machine.
  • Single-operator climate-controlled, enclosed cab
  • 82-inch-stroke-length workheads for work on either side of track; 12,880 lbs. insertion force /20,740 lbs. removal force
  • Automatic controls, with manual override
  • Cummins Tier III diesel engine
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, hydraulic drives
  • Spring-applied, air-released brakes, with Cobra brake shoes
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • PLC electrical control system
  • Dual, pressure-compensated, hydraulic pumps
  • Steel manifold-mounted, electrical control valves
  • Cab-controlled locks on all cylinders
  • Joystick controls
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Handles wood and concrete ties

The TRIPP is designed to handle all wood, as well as wood composite, ties. In addition, optional concrete grippers are available to convert the TRIPP to handle concrete ties.

Adjustable gripper force

The gripper force for the tie gripper assembly can be adjusted for the following:

  • Different tie types
  • Tie degradation (to prevent further tie disintegration during removal)
  • Tie insertion (to prevent damage to new ties)

Operates from either side of track

82-inch-stroke-length workheads allow the operator to perform removal/insertions from either side of the track, allowing greater control in obstructed or constricted areas; the operator can also access the cab from either side of the machine.

Adjusts for different rail types and heights

Simple switch settings allow the operator to quickly adjust for jointed or welded rail. In addition, operator-controlled settings allow rail lift height adjustments for different rail heights - even different heights on left and right rails.

Stock fewer maintenance parts

Since the TRIPP 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 36,000 lbs
  Length 36’
  Width 11’
  Working clearance 12’ 1” (from center of track with one tie exchanger extended)
  Height 11’ 6”
  Wheel base 25’
  Travel speed 23 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 120 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 2 @85 gallons
Engine Make/Model Cummins Tier III
Hydraulic System Pumps Oil Gear PVG
  Control valves Piston pump
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive type Dual-axle, chain-drive, hydraulic
Brakes Type/Style Pneumatically-applied (air), four-wheel, Cobra-style


Category Option Type Description
Cabin Cabin accessories Cab window shades, vandal guards (protective screens over cab windows)
Tie Control Tie-related accessories Concrete tie grippers (1 pair), rail lift spotting feature, tie insertion stop device, upgrades to make machine suitable for work in third-rail territory
Engine Engine upgrade John Deere Tier IV diesel engine
Repair & Maintenance Lubrication system Air-powered grease lubrication system (35# pail & 32’ hose)
  Electric hydraulic tank fill system Allows quick filling of hydraulic tank
  Spare hose tree Stores extra hoses on the machine
  Remote coolant filter loops Allows quick filter maintenance
  Schroeder KF 30 case drain return filtration Filters oil to remove engine wear-related metal filings
  Drive axles Cab-selectable insulation by-pass for drive axles
Other Accessories Gauges and alarms Fuel level site gauge, hydraulic reservoir temperature gauge, low hydraulic oil level/high hydraulic oil temperature alarm
  Lighting and mirrors Heated outside mirrors, 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


TRIPP Video 3
TRIPP Video 2
TRIPP Video 4

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