Model 96

Low Profile Steel Cylinder Pneumatic Retarder

The Precision Rail and Mfg. pneumatically controlled steel cylinder is the foundation for the versatile M96 platform clasp retarder. It’s a true work horse and the leader in the air powered rail car control industry.

Combined with our fast-acting air control valve, The Gripper, the M96 retarder uses less air than competitive bladder models. This is possible by reducing the related cost of air consumption by one half and providing faster response times to open and close commands from the yard control system. The faster response time provides customers with greater control when marshaling, cutting, or switching rail cars, wagons and bogies. The low profile cylinder design also reduces potential damage from low clearance rail cars.