The KINSHOFER-series for railway construction and maintenance also includes different kinds and versions of grapples to handle rails and sleepers.
The KM 632HPX Rail-series for cranes features the cylinderless HPXdrive and thus provides the possibility to switch shells if required. The mounted tines are perfectly fit for the secure handling of rails and sleepers.
A mechanical solution to lift rails is the RLD clamp which is locked by means of the weight of the rails and re-opened manually after the process. Usually 2 to 4 mechanical clamps are fixed to the eyes of a support bar with chains or carrying straps plus snap hooks or shackles.
Especially constructed to load sleepers, the KM 333 sleeper loading grapple can clamp five concrete sleepers at the same time. The attachment is available as a version for loader cranes or excavators with 10t to 16t operating weight.
The universal railroad grapples KM 632R (with vertical cylinders) and KM 632-2-R (with horizontal cylinders) can be used to handle rails as well as sleepers – single or bundled – and are suitable for the use on loader cranes. The reduced wear results from the generously dimensioned bearing system.
Rail and Sleeper Grapples
KM 632HPX Rail rail and sleeper grapple available with load capacity 2000 kg / 4400 lbs as complete ready-to-fit package: rail grapple, HPXdrive Standard, flange rotator, upper suspension and non-return valve. The HPX-package is also available with shaft rotator and reduction link or quick change system.
KM 333 (for loader cranes) and KM 333E (for excavators with 10 to 16t / 22000 to 35200 lbs operating weight) sleeper grapples available with load capacity 2500 kg / 5500 lbs and a gripping range of 1795 to 2865 mm / 70.67 to 112.80 in as complete ready-to-fit package: sleeper grapple, robust flange rotator (6t for crane version, 10t for excavator version), compression rails (1750 mm / 68.90 in), short connection hoses, upper suspension and pressure relief and non-return valves.
KM 632R universal railway grapple with vertical cylinder available with volumes 350, 500 or 750 litres / 0.46, 0.65 or 0.98 c.y. as complete ready-to-fit package: rail grapple, robust flange rotator, short connection hoses, upper suspension and non-return valve.
KM 632-2-R universal railway grapple with horizontal cylinder available with load capacity 3000 kg / 6600 lbs as complete ready-to-fit package: rail grapple, robust flange rotator, short connection hoses, upper suspension and non-return valve.