MARKETS

Markets - Installation

Precision Rail and Manufacturing produces hydraulic and pneumatic railcar retarders and car holding devices for numerous industries. Our products are deployed in the following markets worldwide:

Automotive

Automotive loading, distribution and transfer facility operators can count on our failsafe and operable retarder systems for safe, positive car positioning in conjunction with autorack loading. Used by major automotive manufacturers throughout North America, Precision Rail’s retarders allow for more efficient and safer loading of autos in vehicle assembly, distribution and transfer operations.

Coal Transfer and Trans-loading

Ideal for use in coal distribution and transfer facilities, Precision Rail’s retarder systems reliably position cars in conjunction with dumpers, scamps, loaders and mules. Our retarders allow for more efficient and safer loading of bogies, wagons and railcars in coal mining distribution and port transfer operations worldwide.

Iron Ore Copper and Mineral Processing

Our holding devices are indisputably trusted among the world’s iron ore, copper and mineral production and transfer facilities. Major coal mining distribution and port transfer operations enjoy efficient, safer loading of bogies, wagons and railcars thanks to Precision Rail retarders.

Dumper, Mule, Indexer and Scamp Operations

Used in conjunction with rotary railcar dumping equipment from Metso, Heyl & Patterson and Muhr, Precision Rail’s wagon holding retarders allow for more efficient handling of bulk materials. Found in forestry, coal, copper, pulp, power plant, mining and other bulk railcar handling applications, Precision Rail provides both failsafe and operable retarders for positioning bogies with dumpers, mules, indexers and scamps.

Port Authority

Precision Rail and Manufacturing produces wagon and bogie railcar holding devices are used by port authorities worldwide. Our retarder systems allow for safe, positive car positioning and eliminate the need to set brakes on train cars while loading and unloading bulk materials like iron ore, coal, copper and other minerals at the dock. Precision Rail delivers the industry’s most efficient and safe retarders for the loading of bogies, wagons and railcars in port authority and loading dock applications.

 

Our primary customers include:

  • Union Pacific (UP)
  • Burlington Northern-Santa Fe (BNSF)
  • CSX Transportation
  • Canadian National (CN)
  • Norfolk-Southern (NS)
  • Canadian Pacific (CP)
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