R-290 Railgear

Wabtec westinghouse air brakes Positive Train Control PTC products R-290 Railgear

G & B Specialties Model R-290 is applicable to vehicles up to 12,500 lbs GVWR. Identical, ultra-compact rotating front and rear railgear units are standard. Railgear locks automatically in both road and rail position. Proven “Cushion-Ride” suspension provides superior ride quality, reduced vibration through the vehicle frame, less component stress, and constant rail wheel to rail contact. No railgear adjustments are required for varying loads. Rail wheel assemblies are bolted to the axles for simple wheel alignment. All four rail wheels provide full track circuit isolation. Included 12VDC electric / hydraulic pump and reservoir with sealed push button controls and emergency hand pump provides safe and easy access to the rail. Optional in-cab railgear controls are available. Includes vehicle wheel modification kit to center vehicles front and rear tires on rail. Few moving parts result in low maintenance and lubrication costs. Fully installed weight is approximately 450 lbs front and 500 lbs rear.