ICG UNDERCUTS TRACK, CLEANS BALLAST WITH BIG MACHINES

The Plasser ballast undercutter-cleaner excavates the ballast section with an undercutting chain that cuts a swath which can be adjusted between 12 ft 4 in to a maximum of 14 ft 6 in width at a depth ranging from 10 in to 17 in below the bottoms of the ties. The chain, 80 ft long, has wear-resistant fingers and scoops. It operates at a speed of about 6 ft per second and conveys the excavated material up a chute to a receiving hopper, which distributes it onto vibrating screens.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM