Anchor Remover


Key Features

  • Enclosed dual-operator, climate-controlled cab; extended cab available (with seating for up to eight people)
  • Dual workheads; pusher/scraper assembly over each rail
  • Optional workhead tools - rail manipulator and insulator stomper - for concrete sleepers available
  • Cab-controlled workhead power lock-ups
  • John Deere Tier III diesel engine
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, chain and sprocket propulsion system
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Spring-applied, hydraulic-released brakes, with Cobra brake shoes
  • Positive locking turntable with steel base
  • Back-up alarm, switchable for travel direction
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Quickly adjust to different working conditions

Make simple adjustments - from inside the cab - to adapt the positions of the pusher and scraper for different rail base widths. Or quickly set the proximity switches to adjust the workhead to handle different rail heights. In addition, easily switch between settings for welded or jointed rail. Using Fair anchors? Simply adjust the scraper to accommodate this anchor style.

Use fewer personnel carriers

The optional extended cab allows up to six 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.

Robust removal force

The AK67 has robust pushing an d scraping forces to ensure that anchors are removed smoothly and cleanly:

  • 12,250 foot-pounds of pushing force
  • 5000 foot-pounds of scraping force

Work with wood or concrete ties

Optional rail manipulator and insulator stomper tools easily convert the AK67 for use with concrete sleepers.

Lower cost of ownership

The AK67 uses many of the same components as other Nordco machines, so you can stock fewer maintenance parts on your parts wagon.

Select between automatic or manual modes

Use the auto cycle mode to automatically spread anchors at a pre-determined height or, when necessary, easily switch to manual mode to precisely lower the workhead to the desired height for the situation.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 28,900 lbs
  Length 25’ 8”
  Width 8’ 6”
  Height 9’ 10”
  Wheel base 11’
  Travel/towing speeds 25 mph (maximum) - travel; 20 mph (maximum) - towing
Capacities Fuel tank 120 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 115 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4045H
  Type Four-cycle diesel
Hydraulic System Make/Model Vicker PVM131 
  Type Piston pump
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive type Four-wheel with dual-axle chain drive
  Propulsion type Hydraulic
Brakes Type Spring-applied/hydraulically released
  Style Four-wheel Cobra-style


Category Option Type Description
Workheads Concrete sleeper accessories Rail manipulator, insulator stomper
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


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