0505 Flexiride Series II
Model 0505 Flexiride Rail Gear Series II Rail Fits Class 1 trucks 6,000 GVW.
The Rail Gear adapts to trucks for traveling on the highway or railway. The Rail Gear is hydraulically raised and lowered by a single high flow hydraulic pump with hand pump that is generally installed on the truck frame about in the middle of the truck (Installers choice). In cab control panel comes standard but optional outside push button controls can be ordered. The Rail Gear utilizes Mitchell’s 4-Wheel Independent Flexiride® Suspension system that does not require adjustment for varying payloads up to the maximum gross vehicle weight of the truck. The Rail Gear comes standard with precision-machined forged 10-inch diameter rail wheels that can be upgraded to Mitchell’s composite rail wheels that reduce railhead noise up to 95%. The front and rear Rail Gear units are identical modular units. The rail Gear kits comes complete with mounting brackets, built-in de-rail skids, and steering wheel lock.
Why We Forge Our Rail Wheels
- Forging steel from a billet or ingot eliminates instances of porosity, cavities, shrinkage, cold pouring, and other casting issues.
- A forging is stronger than a cast wheels because the internal grain pattern realigns to its new shape. This forged realignment localizes mechanical strength characteristics where needed & increases wear resistance.
Typical 0505 Rail Gear Installed Weight: 625 lbs.
Cartridge Style Rail Shunts
Mitchell Rail Gear Cartridge Style Rail Shunts adapt to all Mitchell Rail Gear systems for either allowing track signals to be set off or not. The rail shunts can be controlled by a switch in the cab. When the rail shut, system is in the on position there is a direct connection between the rail wheels left to right that allows a direct circuit between the right side and left side rail. When the Rail Gear vehicle gets close to the crossing the crossing circuit will be triggered and the crossing lights will go on and the gate will go down. The Cartridge Style Rail Shunt assembly is directly attached to the rail wheel axles so the shunts move with the rail wheel. The Shunt mechanism has a spring-loaded cartridge that makes direct contact against each rail wheel. Composite rail wheels are required when ordering rail shunts.
Composite Rail Wheels
Mitchell Rail Gear Composite rail wheels are an up-grade from standard steel wheels. The Composite rail wheels reduce rail head noise by 90% over ordinary steel wheels. The outer in forged steel, the inner is high strength aluminum sandwiched in between special insulating material.
Outside Push Button Controls
Raise or Lower the Rail Gear independently from each end of the vehicle.
UP/DN Rail Gear Locks
Cab controlled or manual outside safety locks the Railgear in the raised and lowered positions.
2017/2018 GMC CANYON / CHEVY COLORADO
FRONT AXLE RATING:3200 LBS.
FRONT CURB WEIGHT:2482 LBS.
REAR AXLE RATING: 3500 LBS.
REAR CURB WEIGHT: 1798 LBS.
PACKAGE: ALL TERRAIN X PACKAGE