Kershaw® 35-13 Tie Plate Sweeper

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Kershaw® Tie Plate Sweeper 35-13


Progress Rail’s Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) division was born out of the movement toward mechanization in the railroad industry and introduced the first Kershaw® Ballast Regulator in 1945.

Today, we supply Kershaw® MOW equipment, providing machines to all  Class  I  railroads,  transit and short lines and contractors around the world.

The Kershaw® 35-14 is a heavy-duty brush wheel tie plate broom capable of removing all ballast and debris from the tie plate areas after new tie insertion in high-speed gangs. 



Technical Details


Frame: The main frame is of all-welded construction using heavy six-inch structural channel. Cross members are of five-inch channel with reinforcements. 

Weight: 16,500 lbs.

Engine: Caterpillar C2.2 40 hp @ 2800 rpm Tier IV Final 

Propel System: Three-inch diameter solid steel alloy axles with direct chain drive. A drive sprocket disconnect kit is provided for use when towing. Maximum towing speed is 16 mph. 

Wheels & Brakes: 16 inch cast steel wheels. Spring applied, hydraulic released fail safe brakes on right side wheels. Heavy-duty axle bearings.

Electrical System: 12 volt dc negative ground. System maintained by engine driven 85 amp alternator. Color-coded and numbered wiring. 

Hydraulic System: A variable displacement, pressure compensated pump operates at 2000 psi. Valves are electric solenoid controlled. They hydraulic tank houses a 100 mesh suction screen and a 10-micron return line filter. 

Capacities: Fuel: 22 gal (83 liters), hydraulic: 53 gal (200 liters), engine crankcase: 8.5 qt (8 liters). 

Work Interrupt System: A work interrupt system stops the machine when an obstacle is encountered. An optional crossing work interrupt system stops the machine when the machine approaches a crossing. 

Options: Crossing interrupt system, drag leg, air-operated propel clutch. 

Dimensions: Length 19 feet - 6 inches: Width 10 feet - 3 inches: Height 8 feet - 3 inches.

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