Anchor Adjuster Two-Rail


Key Features

  • Enclosed single-operator, climate-controlled cab; optional extended cab (capacity = 8) available
  • Combination spreader/squeezer assembly over each rail
  • Adjustable workhead height for tie-to-tie indexing
  • Cab-controlled workhead power lock-ups
  • Integrated guide rollers and rail clamps for increased stability
  • 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
  • Integrated, positive locking, rail-to-rail turntable
  • Back-up alarm, switchable for travel direction
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Options
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Resources
  • Manuals

Two anchor operations - one machine

No need to buy both an anchor spreader and an anchor squeezer for your tie gang. Simply swap the workhead tools, in the field or shop, to switch between spreading and squeezing functions.

Use fewer personnel carriers

The optional extended cab allows up to seven extra crew members
(total capacity = 8) to ride in the cab. Fewer personnel carriers mean less equipment to maintain and less space needed on sidings for overnight storage.

Work with or without ties in place

Simply change a workhead tool to switch between tie mode and no-tie mode.

Minimize manual intervention

Since the AA2R also loosens and pushes the tie plates during the adjusting function, your crew has to perform less manual labor to remove embedded plates from badly degraded ties.

Lower cost of ownership

Since you only need one anchor-related machine, you save on initial
acquisition costs, maintenance costs, and even storage costs -lowering your overall total cost of ownership.

In addition, the AA2R uses many of the same components as other Nordco machines, so you can stock fewer maintenance parts on your parts wagon.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 19,600 lbs
  Length 20’ 6”
  Width Highway travel: 8’ 6”; Working: 9’ 8”
  Height Highway travel: 10’ 6”; Working: 10’ 8”
  Wheel base 84”
  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 Vicker PVM098 (24 Volt)
  Type Pressure-compensated variable displacement piston pump
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive type Dual-axle chain drive
  Propulsion type Hydraulic
Brakes Type Spring-applied/hydraulically released
  Style Four-wheel Cobra-style


Category Option Type Description
Cab Extended cab Provides total seating capacity for up to eight crew members.
  Cab accessories Cab pressurizer, cab window shades (standard cab and extended cab)
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 engine and oil pan heater, hydraulic warm-up valves, winter
operation Espar heater for engine and hydraulic tank
  Cab heater Espar heater for cab
Other Accessories Gauges and alarms Fuel level site gauge, speedometer, hydraulic reservoir temperature gauge, low hydraulic oil/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, operator belongings 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


AA2R Video