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 SkyTrim 75HRT is an over the road, rubber-tired prime mover vehicle with a rear bed-mounted special cab and an attached telescoping boom with saw-type cutter head designed to trim trees. The machine is equipped with hydraulically deployed rail wheels for operation on the railroad.
Frame: Welded construction platform. High-strength alloy steel superstructure.
Weight: Approximately 42,000 lbs.
Propel System: Over the road propel or hi-rail propel is provided by the prime mover. Work propel is controlled by a special cab operated creep drive system with 5 mph max. speed.
Brakes: Front hi-rail wheels are equipped with pneumatically operated brakes applied to the wheel tread. Rear braking is provided by the prime mover. Hi-rail braking application is controlled from a single foot pedal in the rear bed tree trimmer cab.
Hydraulic System: Transmission PTO driven hydraulic pumps. Hydraulic reservoir has in-tank filtration with a clean-out port and shutoff valve. The machine is equipped with an electric emergency hydraulic pump. Upperstructure tilt system and boom up/down system equipped with lock valves for added safety.
Electrical System: 12-volt dc negative ground with an engine-driven alternator and two 12-volt batteries. Equipped with safety electric strobe lights.
FRA Compliant Features: Travel lights, horn, backup alarm, brake lights, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher.
Minimum Prime Mover Requirements: 370 hp, 24 inch front frame extensions to accommodate hi-rail gear. 20 inch unobstructed frame beyond rear tangent point of rear most tire and forward edge of rear bumper. 269 inch wheelbase to centerline of rear tandem. 80 inch rear frame overhang and GVWR of 58,000.
Tree Trimmer 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. Heavy-duty swing bearing with worm gear drive for maximum tooth engagement. Access door is full length tinted Lexgard® with positive latch and steel reinforcing frame.
Boom: Telescoping composite construction with 75 ft. 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 diameter carbide-tipped saw turning at 2800 rpm.
Fuel Capacity: 100 gallons
Hydraulic Capacity: 30 gallons
Optional Equipment: Options available upon request
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.
Vice President - International Trackwork
International Sales Director
Director, International Business Development
+44 (0) 7966 337924
Rob de Beer
Business Development Manager Australia
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