1515 Flexiride Rail Gear Series II-Chevy Suburban

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2018/2019 Chevy Suburban SUV

The Rail Gear adapts to trucks for the purpose of 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). 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, steering wheel lock, wheel adapters and RoadRail aluminum Rims. Installer provides replacement tires.

The Rail Gear has a very good approach and departure angles and great ground clearance. The spare tire remains under the vehicle and the factory tow hitch remains in its factory location.

With the wide based RoadRail Wheels and tires the stability of the vehicle is the same as the factory Suburban. The Suburban has passed the FMVSS126 Stability test.

Chevy 3500 11,000 GVW

Seating Capacity: Up to 8

Chevy 1500 7,500 GVW

Seating Capacity: Upto 5

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.

Rail Gear Locks 

In-cab rocker switches controls up/down railgear operation and safety pin locks.  Manual locks with outside push buton controls are optonal.


Cartridge Style Rail Shunts

Mitchell Rail Gear Cartridge style Rail Shunts adapt to all Mitchell Rail Gear systems for the purpose of 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.

Reversing Lights Mounted on Rail Gear

Rear brake light of the front and head lights mounted on the rear.