MHC Series Material Handling Car


Move More. Farther. With Less.

Loram’s MHC Series Material Handling Cars are ideal for any project involving transferring and offloading of new ballast, or excavated roadbed materials such as fouled ballast and spoils. Featuring a powerful, integrated transfer conveyor based on proven Loram components, the MHC Series provides a continuous, high-throughput flow of material for maximum productivity.

In comparison to other material handling cars on the market, the MHC Series offers a unique combination of reduced tare weight and increased material throughput capability. They can also connect to and receive material from any undercutter, shoulder ballast cleaner, ditch cleaner, Loram LRV, specialty excavator, or other brands of equipment.

The variable-speed transfer conveyor uses over 70 hp to discharge ballast at a higher rate of productivity, while preventing overload or stalling. The MHC Series cars are designed to accommodate materials ranging from new AREMA-specification ballast, to the most heavily-fouled, water-saturated ballast and spoils.

The Loram MHC Series Material Handling Car features and capabilities include:

  • High capacity 45 m³ or 60 m³ hopper
  • Up to 30% higher average material throughput than competitive cars
  • 20% further discharge / cast distance than the competition
  • Adjustable floor conveyor speed from 0 to 26 m/min.
  • High capacity up to 86,000 kg
  • Direct drive pumps and motors for reduced maintenance and operating costs
  • Designed with fewer parts and easier, operator-level maintenance
– Over Pulling Faces
– Over Conveyor
– 18.2 m
– 22.3 m
– 20.6 m
– 24.7 m
Width 3.1 m 3.1 m
Height 4.1 m 4.1 m
Weight (Tare) 40,400 kg 43,000 kg
Hopper Capacity 45 m³ 1,200 m³/hr
Weight Capacity 86,000 kg 86,000 kg
Throughput Rate 1,200 m³/hr 1,200 m³/hr
Transfer Conveyor Cast Distance Up to 7 m from either side of track center or into an auxiliary car Up to 7 m from either side of track center or into an auxiliary car
Floor Conveyor Speed Variable; 0 – 26 m/min Variable; 0 – 26 m/min

Specifications subject to change

Spec Sheet