Equipment and Solutions

  • hi rail tie crane
    Introducing the Next Generation Tie Crane

    Excavators, wheel loaders, and bulldozers tend to get all the glory when it comes to MOW machinery. Still, tie cranes are the true workhorses for maintenance and transport projects for railroad material handling.

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  • ballast maintenance excavator
    Hi-Rail Equipment for Ballast Maintenance

    Vancer’s custom hi-rail excavator line provides quick access for rail crews to tackle remote ballast maintenance projects. Railroads rely on ballast to keep rail traffic moving safely by bearing the load of railroad ties while also managing drainage and vegetation around the tracks. This makes it easy to understand why maintaining ballast is the top priority for maintenance of way crews.

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  • Benefits of Buying Used Railroad Equipment
    8 Benefits of Buying Used Railroad Equipment

    The U.S. freight rail network is an essential and irreplaceable part of our economy. The nearly $80 billion industry spans over 140,000 miles of track that must remain in top condition to keep consumer and manufacturing good moving across the country. That’s why it’s vital to invest in quality equipment for maintenance of way.

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  • excavator cab safety check
    Preventive Maintenance: Engine Compartment Check

    Daily walk-arounds are a critical part of your preventive maintenance routine. During this inspection, you should pay careful attention to your equipment’s engine compartment. Use a detailed checklist to examine your machine and its engine component to complete the most thorough walk-around possible.

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  • hi rail excavator with brush cutter
    The Clear Solution for Vegetation Management

    Uncontrolled vegetation can damage tracks and cars, resulting in disrupted railway service and costly repairs. Keeping trains running safely and smoothly across hundreds and thousands of miles requires proper equipment. Vancer’s hi-rail equipment product line offers the flexibility maintenance crews need to effectively manage projects like vegetation management.

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  • vancer MOW equipment maintenance worker
    The Importance of Maintenance

    Everyone in the construction equipment business knows the old sayings “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and “a dime of routine and preventive maintenance is worth a dollar in repairs.” And then there’s the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The first two are true, but the last phrase should be the furthest thing from a construction equipment service person’s mind.

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  • Drainage Management with the Vancer Culvert Cleaner
    Drainage Management with the Vancer Culvert Cleaner

    Keeping culverts clear and working properly is a key part of track maintenance. The impact of a blocked culvert can be disastrous to the railroad’s operations, the safety of the crew and the surrounding area. To keep these man-made channels clear and water flowing – especially during times of severe weather – the Vancer team offers an improved maintenance solution over the traditional auger method.

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  • offtrack railroad equipment safety
    QUICK TIPS — SAFETY FEATURES FOR OFF TRACK EQUIPMENT

    Safety comes first when you’re working with equipment. Safe equipment operation involves establishing a job site culture that understands how to mitigate risks. Manufacturers do their part to ensure your safety during machine use. For example, Skid Steer Loaders includes features that will protect you from common hazards.

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  • hi-rail machine warm up
    Don’t Skip the Machine Warm-Up

    HOW TO WARM UP YOUR MACHINE Proper equipment care happens through every step of operation. After you perform a walk-around inspection and start your machine, you need to warm it up for the best results. Every Vancer machine has a cooling system that needs time to reach full function. Warming up your equipment will ensure that it stays at the right temperature during your job.

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  • excavator cab safety check
    The Importance of a Daily Cab Check

    Inspection Checklist One of the most important steps of preventive maintenance happens before you even start your equipment. Daily inspection routines help improve security on your job site by ensuring safe operation. By following a detailed inspection checklist before every shift, you can ensure operator safety and machine performance.

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