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 Klearway 500HD is a rough terrain, rubber-tired vehicle with a front-mounted rotary or shredder-type cutterhead designed to clear vegetation from utility right-of-ways, railroad right-of-ways and for site preparation.
The Klearway 500HD is a step above the standard 500, with 20% more engine power available and 45% higher cutterhead torque achievable.
Frame: Consists of welded construction front and rear main frames with structural tubing and fabricated side members. Front and rear frames are connected by an articulating joint allowing 15 degrees of up or down oscillation and 50 degrees right or left power steering action.
Dimensions: Length = 18' Width = 9' 5" Height = 11' 6"
Weight: Approximately 32,000 lbs (11793.6 kg) with standard 28L26 tires and rotary cutterhead. 28,000 lbs (12700.8 kg) w/shredder-type cutterhead.
Engine: Equipped with Caterpillar® C7.1 liquid-cooled diesel engine rated for the below at 2200 rpm. Engine equipped with exhaust muffler and large 150.6 kw capacity cooling system.
Klearway 500 - 249.43 hp
Klearway 500HD - 301.7 hp
Propel System: Hydrostatic 4-wheel drive with propel motor driving through a heavy-duty 2-speed powershift transmission.
Transmission and Axles: 2-speed shift-on-the-go transmission connected by heavy-duty Dana-Spicer 1550 drive shafts to both axles. Heavy-duty axles with wet disc service brakes. Rear-axle has no-spin differential and front axle is limited slip.
Wheels, Tires and Brakes: Tires: 28L26 10-ply logger type tire standard. Service brakes are inboard wet disc type. Parking brake is driveline-mounted fail-safe spring applied/hydraulic released wet disc.
Hydraulic System: Engine driven pump drive. Loadsense control hydraulic system. Hydrostatic propel system consists of closed-loop pump driving a hydraulic propel motor mounted on transmission. Charge loop filtration. Hydraulic reservoir mounted outside engine compartment with cleanout port and shutoff valve. Cutterhead hydraulic circuits consist of one closed loop hydrostatic system with variable displacement pump and fixed displacement motors.
Cutter Pump Displacement
Klearway 500 - 7.93 CIR
Klearway 500HD - 10.07 CIR
Cutter Motor Max Displacement
Klearway 500 - 6.71 CIR
Klearway 500HD - 9.76 CIR
Cutter Motor Min Displacement
Klearway 500 - 4.88 CIR
Klearway 500HD - 5.86 CIR
Electrical System: 24 volt dc negative ground with engine driven 115 amp alternator and two 12-volt batteries w/950 cold cranking amps each.
Cab: Angled front roof profile equipped with 1 1/4” (31.8mm) thick tinted Lexan roof viewing window. Equipped with joystick control for cutterhead lift and tilt functions. Fully enclosed cab with heater and air conditioner. Fully adjustable seat with suspension, seat belts and lumbar support. Front windshield wiper, dome light, Lexan windows, front window guard, electric horn and full engine instrumentation are standard.
Fuel tank: 100 gallons (379 liters)
Hydraulic tank: 85 gallons (322 liters)
Ground Clearance: 23” (584.2mm) with 28L26 tires
Optional Equipment: Optional tire sizes: 28L26 or 67x34.00-25. Other options available upon request.
Kershaw® Klearway 500 Brush Cutter
Kershaw® Klearway 500HD Brush Cutter
International Sales Director
Director, International Business Development
+44 (0) 7966 337924
Rob de Beer
Business Development Manager Australia
+61 (0) 408 010 983