CHX13 Hi-Rail Excavator

Technical Specifications

Compact in design, the CHX13 Hi-Rail excavator features great strength and performance in a lighter-weight machine. It provides operators the performance and power needed to complete rail maintenance projects in short maintenance windows. The advanced hydraulic system of the compact CHX13 allows the operator to work on and off track – but delivers performance that is unmatched for its size.


  • The hydraulically powered Hi-Rail function of this Vancer excavator allows for easy adjustment when switching from off track to rail and track travel.
  • The industry leading Cat C4.4 ACERT engine provides high performance ratings and unmatched fuel efficiency.
  • Engineered with priority flow hydraulics, the CHX13 can operate an extensive line of attachments and specialized railroad tools to handle the demands of complex railroad maintenance jobs.


Engine: Cat C4.4 ACERT Technology
Net Power: 92 hp (69 kW)
Tier: Tier 4 Final
Operating Weight: 49,000 lbs (22,000 kg)
Shipping Height: 10.8 ft (3.3 m)
Shipping Length: 25.5 ft (7.8 m)
Shipping Width: 9.8 ft (3.5 m)
Speed: 20 mph max
Ground Level Reach: 28.3 ft (8.6 m)
Fuel Tank: 59 gal (223 L)
Operator: 69 dB(A)
Max Drawbar Pull: 25,628 lbf
Tail Swing: 7.1 ft (2.2 m)
  • Work Tool Attachments
  • Clam Bucket

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