Parts - Machines
Mitchell Flexiride® Rail Gear
Mitchell's Rail Gear for trucks up to class 5 offers a range of innovative features designed to address various challenges and enhance performance:
- Advanced Suspension: Equipped with 4-wheel independent suspension, our rail gear self-adjusts to accommodate uneven track conditions, ensuring a smoother ride.
- Effortless Installation: The rail gear securely attaches to a mounting kit that bolts directly to the vehicle frame, eliminating the need for welding.
- Tailored Adjustments: Our patented rail gear mounting system allows for easy customization, enabling precise adjustments in both vertical and horizontal dimensions to achieve perfect loading and alignment.
- Space Optimization: Light-duty trucks often face space constraints for mounting essential components, making installation labor-intensive and requiring custom brackets. This challenge can complicate maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Safety Enhancements: Safety concerns, such as operators bending down to lock/unlock rail gear or accessing buried components, are addressed to create a safer working environment.
- Off-Road Versatility: To improve off-road performance, the rail gear's wheels pivot towards the vehicle, optimizing approach and departure angles. Additionally, rail sweeps automatically retract when driving off-road to prevent obstructions.
- Hydraulic Locking: A handheld remote conveniently controls the hydraulic locking of the rail gear in up/down positions.
- Enhanced Ride Quality: Mitchell's Road Rail aluminum rims accommodate wider tires, providing a factory-equivalent ride quality even with rail gear installed.
- Accessory Mounting System: An innovative accessory mounting system simplifies the installation by housing hydraulics and electrical components. It includes pre-engineered hydraulic hoses and wiring harnesses, ensuring a seamless plug-and-play installation.
- User-Friendly: The plug-and-play Rail Gear concept is designed for ease of installation, eliminating the need for special skills and streamlining the process.
- Customer-Centric: All these enhancements were developed based on customer feedback, resulting in a complete kit that can be installed by any mechanic. This standardized approach reduces labor requirements, translating into substantial cost savings for customers.
Mitchell's commitment to addressing real-world challenges and enhancing the user experience has led to the creation of a comprehensive rail gear solution that delivers improved performance, safety, and cost-efficiency.