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Irwin Car and Equipment Introduces DH-25 Diesel Locomotive

Irwin, PA Februrary 8, 2012– Irwin Car and Equipment, a 120 year-old manufacturer of custom, heavy-duty rail-based and rubber-tired material handling equipment, has developed the DH-25 Diesel Locomotive for use in underground mining and tunneling operations. Key features include: MSHA- approved engine and exhaust package that deliver maximum performance from start to stop; a final-drive axle assembly with 30" wheels manufactured in-house exclusively for the DH-25; easily-accessible disc brakes that don't require major assembly; suspension system that provides maximum trackability; ergonomic cab designed for maximum comfort, safety and visibility.

The DH-25 is manufactured at Irwin Car and Equipment's Blairsville, PA location, which the company enlarged recently from 26,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet. The expansion allows Irwin to handle an increasing volume of work from its Locomotive Group and Mine and Tunneling Supply business units that produce locomotives, personnel carriers and jeeps for the mining and tunneling industries. 

“The DH-25 exemplifies our ongoing commitment to innovation and quality,” says William Baker, President and CEO of Irwin Car and Equipment. “As global mining increases, we are in a strong position to meet the requirements of mine operators who need superior equipment to help maximize their productivity.” 

About Irwin Car and Equipment

Irwin Car and Equipment engineers and manufactures custom locomotives and heavy-duty material handling equipment for underground mining and tunneling operations. The company also supplies the mining industry with a wide selection of specialty mine cars, belt winders, mobile mine ventilation systems, rock duster systems, drills, mantrips, hydraulic filter systems and filter elements and mine switch and signaling devices.  Irwin’s product line for heavy manufacturing includes transfer cars, furnace cars, ladle and scrap cars, scale cars, turntables, wheels, wheel assemblies, crane wheels, rubber-tired steerable trailers, transporters and AGVs. Irwin Car and Equipment has been in business for 120 years and is headquartered in Irwin, PA, just 25 miles from Pittsburgh.