testing of its newest railcar mover, the SWX840.
Clean air standards and fuel consumption costs are making it more diffiicult to justify the use of rail bound locomotives for in-plant railcar switching operations but most railcar movers do not posess the pulling capacity to replace a locomotive. Meanwhile railroads are moving to the unit train model to reduce their own operating costs, placing shorter turn around times with more railcars per drop upon their end users. This makes it difficult to replace a locomotive with a less expensive more fuel efficient mobile railcar mover.
The SWX840 is designed to meet these challenges and help customers ecconomically improve their railcar moving operations. Powered by a 300 hp Cummins tier IV. diesel engine it meets Federally mandated clean air standards. With a total gross wieght of 100,000 lbs. The SWX840 is the largest railcar mover available. Dual independent rail trucks powered by heavy duty off road tires and heavy duty drive axles the SWX840 can
generate up to 60,000 lbs. of pulling capacity, making it an ideal replacement for a locomotive.
For more information about Shuttlewagon's SWX840 visit http://www.shuttlewagon.com/
http://www.shuttlewagon.com or call (816) 767-0300.