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CHX12E Hi-Rail Excavator

This is the perfect addition to our rail equipment line. Compact in design, the CHX12E hi-rail excavator features great strength and performance in a lighter-weight machine. The advanced hydraulic system of the compact CHX12E allows the operator to work on- and off-track – but delivers performance that is unmatched for its size.

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High-Rail - The hydraulically powered hi-rail function of the high rail excavator allows for easy adjustment when switching from off-track, to rail and track travel.
Engine - The Vancer CHX12E  is powered by the industry leading Cat C4.4 with ACERT™ Technology with consistent high performance rating and unmatched fuel efficiency.
Attachments - Engineered with priority flow hydraulics, the CHX12E3 can operate an extensive line of attachments and specialized railroad tools for compact machines that handle the demands of complex railroad maintenance jobs.


  • Engine: Cat C4.4 with ACERT™ Technology
  • Tier 4 Interim
  • Net Power: 91 hp (67 kW)
  • Operating Weight: 35,500 lb (16,783 kg)
  • High-Rail Ground Clearance: 16”
  • Shipping Height: 9.1 ft (2.8 m)
  • Shipping Length: 25 ft (7.6 m)
  • Shipping Width: 9.8 ft (2.5 m)
  • High-Rail Speed: 20 mph max. recommended travel speed
  • Ground Level Reach: 28.3 ft (8.6 m)
  • Fuel Tank: 66 gal (250 L)
  • Operator 68dB(A)
  • Max Drawbar Pull: 25,628
  • Tail Swing: 7.1 ft (2.2 m)


  • Hydraulic Quick Coupler
  • LCD Monitor
  • Tool Control Systems
  • Vandalism Guards
  • High Ambient Cooling Capacity
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Hi-Rail Operator Cab Control
  • FRA Approved Braking System
  • Rear Camera

Available Attachments

  • Tie Tampers
  • Tie Inserters
  • Under-Cutter Bars
  • Brush Cutters
  • Cat Work Tools Attachments
  • Clam Bucket