Category: Featured Products

Overcoming Winter Struggles on the Railroad

“I personally dread when winter hits and I know that I have to be out on the tracks. From my experience, especially the blizzard of January 1979 working in Cicero, Illinois, the snow was deeper than any automobile. With all of the front-end loaders, plows, road graders, jet snow blowers, we must have hit between…

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How Locknuts Diversely Reduce Waste to Railroads

J.Lanfranco THU locknuts were designed to help railroads solve an age-old problem: waste. A waste of money, a waste of time, and a waste of parts. These self-locking nuts are proven to greatly decrease railroad track maintenance time, broken components, and damage to castings. Locknuts that will diversely lower your expenditure, and help your company…

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Rail Milling Cheat Sheet

Railway tracks are subjected to constant wear and damage. In order to increase traffic safety, rail service life, and to lower operating costs, rail profiles must be regularly maintained. It is for this reason that rail milling has been a buzz within the industry. But what is rail milling? And how will it affect our…

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Partners and Planning for 2019

This past month, the IRS team met in our Elmhurst, IL headquarters for a few days of product training and strategy planning. Our partners SuperTrak and J.Lanfranco joined us for a day to acquaint us with some of their new product offerings. The second day of this strategy planning was partaking in our yearly group…

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Work Smarter Not Harder: The Tie Replacer SB60

On any worksite there is always the goal of getting the job done as safely, quickly, and as cost effectively as possible. But, when multiple high demand jobs need work simultaneously, it can be hard to prioritize which one of these goals comes first. One of these tough jobs -tie replacing- has new technology that…

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The Innovation the Railroad Takes

Technology

The railway industry is one that takes dedicated employees and the latest technology to succeed. According to the Association of American Railroads, there are more than 28,000 locomotives, 1.6 million rail cars, and enough rail to circle the earth eight times in the United States alone. Without the newest technology and equipment, it would be…

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