Transport via rail is the most efficient and vital component to maintaining the availability of everyday goods that this nation depends on. Reliability of intermodal heavy equipment is crucial to that efficiency.
Take a look at some of the machines that keep railroads rolling:
Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) Cranes are mobile cranes that travel over the rail or stacking area of containers in a railyard. They’re essential to loading and unloading rail cars and trailers to move freight around the country. Rubber tired gantry cranes can span the width of multiple tracks and have the ability to maneuver over other stacked containers.
Reach Stackers are built for the Intermodal Industry to handle shipping containers. They’re designed to lift these large containers to and from rail cars or trailers and can pick and carry them around a terminal. These machines have gained popularity because of their ability to perform multiple tasks in the container handling process.
Side Loaders are similar to a straight-masted lift truck. They lift containers using a special spreader and can carry and stack multiple containers high. Unlike a reach stacker, they’re unable to handle containers beyond the first row.