Railcar Connector for Fast, Safe Hopper Car Unloading

November 9, 2015

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Railcar Connector for Fast, Safe Hopper Car Unloading
Martin Engineering's Boot-Lift railcar connector

The Boot-Lift railcar connector improves the speed and safety of connecting a hopper car to under-track conveying systems, preventing the loss of material to wind or contamination without workers crawling under the car.

Installed on the track flanges and powered by an air-over-hydraulic design, the boot rises to the unloading gates for clean, efficient unloading of bottom-discharge hopper cars. Sponge seals fit securely to the gates for a clean transfer of material to the conveying system.

Models are available to suit virtually any bottom-discharge railcar design, including single- or double-opening, round-opening and GATX. Adaptor sheets and transition funnels are available for interchangeability, allowing operators to use the same connector for any number of different cars. Users can convert various car models from double- to single-pocket unloading or single to double by simply removing the standard sponge seals and replacing with the appropriate funnel and adaptor sheet.  

Martin Engineering, Neponset, IL 800-544-2947 www.martin-eng.com

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