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CHX20E Hi-Rail Excavator

A dynamic machine, the Vancer CHX20E Hi-Rail Excavator is easy to maneuver, yet powerful enough to tackle demanding MOW projects. The enhancements made to this model offer increased productivity and comfort, less fuel consumption and ease of operation. Add in the ability to couple to a variety of attachments and the CHX20E allows you to tackle all your medium and large scale MOW projects in one easy-to-use machine.

As rail lines see increased traffic, the ability to schedule track windows for MOW projects is decreasing. Hi-rail products are designed to exit any non-crossing locations to make way for oncoming train traffic. This allows for full utilization of track lines and can keep rail MOW projects on schedule.



  • Engine: Cat C6.6 
  • Tier 4 Interim
  • Net Power: 152 hp (113 kW)
  • Operating Weight: 68,000 lb (30,844 kg)
  • Shipping Height: 10.3 ft (3.1 m)
  • Shipping Length: 29.3 ft (8.9 m)
  • Shipping Width: 10.3 ft (3.1 m)
  • High-Rail Speed: 20 mph max. recommended travel speed
  • Ground Reach: 30.8 ft (9.4 m)
  • Fuel Tank: 76.6 gal (290 L)
  • Operator 71dB(A)
  • Max Drawbar Pull: 46,686/6F
  • Tail Swing: 6.7 ft (2 m)
  • Reduced Radius


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

Available Attachments

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