Torsion Ride Rail Gear - Model 3535
Model 3535 Rail Gear
Model 3535 Rail Gear fits trucks up to 28,000 GVW. The Rail Gear adapts to trucks for the purpose of traveling on the highway or railway.
The Rail Gear is hydraulically raised and lowered either by a trucks PTO hydraulic source or by the optional single high flow self contained hydraulic pump with emergency hand pump that is activated by either cab controlled electric switch, push a push button control located on each end of the vehicle or both.
This Rail Gear is very unique for this class truck because both the front and rear gear units are modular identical units that can be applied to a large variety of trucks. When the Rail Gear is installed on the rear of trucks with short frames and rear fuel tanks the Rail Gear is positioned so the Rail Gear retracts away from the rear tires. For trucks with mid ship fuels tanks the Rail Gear can be positioned so the Rail Gear pivots toward the rear tires.
The Rail Gear is designed to minimize the rail gear from extending very far beyond the standard front bumper on most trucks. The Front Rail Gear comes standard with a front bumper that has cutouts for work lights and sight rods. The Rail Gear utilizes Mitchell’s 4-Wheel Independent Torsion Rail Suspension Technology that allows the Rail Gear to fit in a compact envelope not possible with other Rail Gear suspension systems. The suspension does not require adjustment for varying payloads up to the maximum gross vehicle weight of the truck.
The Rail Gear has optional standard safety features not found on most rail gear such as the optional automatic locking mechanism that securely locks the rail gear in the raised and lower position, optional automatic retractable rail sweeps that are spring loaded in the on track position.
The Rail Gear comes standard with precision-machined forged rail wheels.
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.
Optional Mitchell Rail Gear Disc Brakes
Mitchell Rail Gear can be provided with rail wheel disc brakes. The disc brakes are recommended for all front rail gear where the rail wheels are elevated above the track and for optionally for rear rail wheels when customers want to reduce stopping distance on rail. Mitchell’s Electronic Brake Control for Rail Gear disc brakes applies the rail brakes electronically as soon as the brake pedal is engaged. Since our brake controller has no moving parts or pendulums to adjust, they can be mounted in virtually any position and require no leveling - ever. The slim, compact design and contoured shape are combined to provide more under-dash clearance than any other brake control. A conventional four wire hook-up is illustrated in easy-to-follow instructions. Mounting bracket and hardware is included.
The amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) are both adjustable for the individual driver's preference, rail conditions load. The driver can control the amount and rate of braking from soft to aggressive and the brakes can be manually applied. For ease of adjustment, an output control is located on the front of the brake control. The brake controller has a thumb wheel adjustment and its output indicator is a digital display, which shows the output when the brakes are applied. The sync control is a slide adjustment located on the side of all the brake controls. The brake controller output indicator will digitally display the sync setting. In case of an overload, caused by either a short of low power, the brake controller will display an overload warning.
Optional 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 are 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 hy-rail 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. The optional insulation feature is required when ordering rail shunts.
Rail Gear Weights
Front Rail Gear
Rear Rail Gear
Mounting Kit (each end)
Power Unit w/ Mounting
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