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  • Eliminates the need for the operator to leave a vehicle to hand throw a switch
  • More efficient vehicle movement
  • Decreases headway time through automation
  • Reduces switch point and wheel flange wear through its unique trailing feature
  • Electric coil operating for simple maintenance, no need for certified master mechanics
  • Spring detent rods for semi-auto reset after trailing violations on locking T-3s


  • Rugged T-3 compact embedded design
  • Fewer moving parts than motor-driven machines
  • Operation from rectified AC or DC sources
  • Capable of operating transit style embedded switch points with throws up to 5-1/2 inches
  • Operating force up to 1,000 pounds
  • Holding force up to 650 pounds on spring held units
  • Trailable
  • Available with optional mechanical locking
  • Dual-hinged lid design with replaceable gaskets for easy access by MOW workforce
  • Truly submersible, rubber bellows rod and lid seals keep out excess debris
  • Locking throw rods for between-the-rails applications with 5,000 to 20,000 pounds of locking strength

Our AC-Powered Switch for Ballasted Rail is ideal for mining and industrial applications, and features:

  • Electrical versatility from 110 -575 volts
  • Motor drive with trailable spring rod
  • Point indication
  • BOTE-certification for PA¬†

The DC-Powered Switch for Ballasted Rail may be used in mining and industrial environments, and features:

  • Electric power from trolley line 300 VDC
  • Solenoid-driven with integral springs
  • Point indication
  • BOTE-certification for PA
  • Vertical mounting option