Specialty Rail Grinding

Fast Response and Fully Capable

The Loram RGT Quick-Deploy Rail Grinder is a hi-rail equipped DOT certified 5th wheel rail grinder able to travel on virtually any North American roadway without any need for special permits. It features a fully-flexible rail grinding buggy with 8 stones, each powered by a 23 kW grinding motor to deliver the most finishing power and capabilities of any truck-mounted solution. Plus, Loram-developed and proven 150 to 250 mm diameter grinding stones are optimised for performance and life to achieve rail finishes from heavy metal removal to super smooth mirror finish –or any combination of both– in fewer passes. Designed to optimise short service windows, the RGT can deploy or be recovered in as few as 5 minutes at a rail access point near a service destination. Whether grinding switches, crossings, transit track, open rail or areas of general service or exception remediation, the RGT packs the rail grinding power and experience of Loram in the most flexible and transportable platform.

  • 8, 23 kW grinding modules can be outfitted with six 150 mm grinding stones to target track features and embedded rail or ten 250 mm grinding stones to address grinding Rail Exceptions on Open Rail
  • Grind speed: up to 8 km/h
  • Deployable and recoverable at 9.8 m wide rail access crossings with typical signaling devices near crossing or on crossings as small as 4.9 m with no signaling, or other, equipment near crossing
  • DOT compliant over road tractor trailer format that can travel at highway speeds without the requirement of special permits and equipped with hi-rail capability for on-track travel
  • Crew consists of 2 people: Operator for over road, on track, deploy and recovery operations and one support person / general crew member. Cabin seating for 3 persons in consideration of railroad personnel supervision
  • Requires as few as 5-minutes to deploy and recover the machine inclusive of time from fouling track to time track is not fouled
  • Approximately 947 L onboard water storage, pump and hose for fire safety
  • Multiple hand pump water canisters and firefighting tools on board at easily accessible locations about machine
  • Extensive use of remote monitoring methods and techniques from the operator location minimise time required for operator to be exposed “on track” outside protection of vehicle enclosure
  • The grind control system is based off the proven Loram RGS software and hardware optimised for the RGT operating methods
Length 20 m
Road Width 2.5 m
Track Width 2.68 m
Height 3.3 m
Maximum Axle Weight 9.4 tonne
Weight-Wet 36,287 kg
Track Gauge 1,435 mm
Gradeability Up to 6%
Minimum Grind Radius 61 m radius; 29° curve*
Minimum Travel Radius 27.4 m radius; 67° curve*
Grind Speed 3 to 15 km/h
Road Travel Speed Up to 113 km/h
Track Travel Speed Up to 32 km/h
Grind Motors Eight 15 kW or 23 kW each
Grind Angles 100° range
Water Capacity 946 L
Generator Power 240 kW
SpecSheet RGT

Spec Sheet