Progress Rail serves the vegetation management industry with reliable Kershaw equipment to tackle tough maintenance jobs, accessing sites quickly and easily. Suitable for a variety of applications, our machines can perform tree and brush clearing for utilities, landscaping contractors, golf courses and residential usage, right-of-way clearing and more.
The Kershaw® SkyTrim 75G3 Hi Rail is a rough-terrain, rubber-tired vehicle with telescoping boom and saw-type cutter head designed to trim trees equipped with hydraulically deployed rail wheels for operation on the railroad.
Weight: Approximately 33,700 lbs.
Engine: Equipped with liquid-cooled 4.4 liter Caterpillar® diesel engine rated for 131 hp (97.9 kw) @ 2200 rpm and compliant with European Union Stage V and EPA Tier 4 Final regulations. Open engine compartment for maximum accessibility.
Propel System: Hydrostatic propel motor driving through a heavy duty 2-speed power shift transmission, with a foot switch to activate the differential lock.
Transmission and Axles: 2-speed shift-on-the-go transmission connected by heavy-duty drive shafts to both axles. Heavy-duty Caterpillar® axles with inboard wet disc service brakes. Rear axle is rigid mounted, front axle designed to oscillate. Equipped with a foot switch to activate differential lock.
Wheels, Tires and Brakes: Tires: 28L-26 logger type tire standard. Service brakes are wet disc inboard hydraulically applied and “built-in” the axles. Parking brakes are fail-safe spring applied/hydraulic-released wet disc driveline mounted. Parking brakes will automatically apply if engine stops or hydraulic system pump fails.
Hydraulic System: Engine driven pump drive. Hydrostatic propel system consists of closed loop pump driving a hydraulic propel motor mounted on transmission Charge loop filtration. Hydraulic reservoir mounted at the rear of engine compartment with cleanout port and shutoff valve. Equipped with electric emergency pump. Upper structure tilt system, rotate system, and boom up/down system equipped with lock valves.
Electrical System: 24 volt dc negative ground with engine driven alternator and two 12-volt batteries w/1000 cold cranking amps each. Equipped with CE lighting package and safety features.
Cab: Equipped with 1 1/4” tinted Lexgard® top, engine instruments, and ergonomic seat. Equipped with light touch hydraulic pilot pressure joystick for extend-lift-swing-tilt boom controls, convex mirror, secondary exit, standard wiper and A/C & Heating console. Heavy duty swing bearing with worm gear drive for maximum tooth engagement. Floor is fully enclosed. Access door is full length tinted Lexgard® with positive latch.
Boom: Telescoping composite construction with 75 ft. (22.86m) reach from ground. Telescoping boom driven with #50 chain. Each unit is electrically insulated and tested to ANSI A92.2-2001 Category C standards to 100 kv for maximum operator safety. Equipped with single 24 inch (609.6mm) diameter carbide-tipped saw turning @ 2800 rpm.
FRA Compliant Features: Travel lights, horn, backup alarm, brake lights, first aid kit and fire extinguisher. Includes side inclinometer to warn operator of superelevated curves and steering lockout for hi rail operation.
Optional Equipment: Front mounted winch, tire sizes and type, and grapple. Additional options available upon request.
2 Fire extinguishers and back up camera is now standard on CE and the standard model.
Kershaw® range of utility, tree trimming, and vegetation control product line: SkyTrim Mini 55 TH – compact mobile tree trimmer SkyTrim 75G2 wheeled for electrical power line clearing SkyTrim 75G2 tracked for wet terrain SkyTrim 75G2 Hi-Rail for specialist rail applications SkyTrim 75G2 Truck for on-highway and rail applications Klearway 500 Industrial brushcutter ATC – (All Terrain Carrier) for specialist body configurations, man-lifts etc.