Bulk Automatic Anchor Machine


Key Features

  • Enclosed single-operator, climate-controlled cab; walkway with egress from both sides of machine
  • Integrated push-style bulk loader
  • Integrated, positive locking, rail-to-rail turntable
  • Operator-controlled hydraulic workhead lockups
  • John Deere Tier III diesel engine
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle hydraulic motor, chain & sprocket propulsion system
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • PLC-controlled electrical control system
  • Spring-applied, hydraulic-released brakes, with Cobra brake shoes
  • Back-up alarm, switchable for travel direction
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Multiple anchor types - one machine

Simply swap the anchor holders to handle most common anchor types. If you use Fair® anchors on your rail, an optional assembly is available to handle this anchor style.

Direct anchor tray feed

The operator-controlled anchor feed system moves anchors directly and accurately from the trays into the anchor holders. The holders then flip down, box the tie, and position the anchors on the rail base in one smooth operation. Both anchors are then fully snapped onto the rail.

Load once - work all day

The integrated bulk anchor bin holds enough anchors to last for a full day's work. Easily load the bin with the optional boom and winch, lifting up to 300 lbs. of anchors at a time. In addition, the bulk bin includes a load vibrator to help keep anchors from jamming together, as well as an operator-controlled ram to push anchors up to the operator's work area.

Adjust for different work situations

Easily make adjustments to the workhead to handle different rail heights and rail base widths.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 23,000 lbs (empty anchor bin); 35,000 lbs (full anchor bin)
  Length 21’ 8”
  Width 8’ 6”
  Height 9’ 3”
  Wheel base 13’ 10”
  Travel speed 25 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 50 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 72 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4045T, Tier III
  Type Turbocharged, inline five-cylinder
Hydraulic System Make/Model Sauer Danfoss
  Type 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
Anchor-Related Anchor accessories Boom and winch assembly for loading anchors, fair anchor tooling kit with hydraulics
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
  Crossing Crossing switch kit
Cold Weather Heaters Espar heater with arctic fox tubes
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, cycle counters, work hour meter
  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, all-season Hydrex XV oil, Stauff test point for engine oil sampling, Schroeder test mates


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