CTC08 Tie Crane

Technical Specifications

The Vancer CTC08 Tie Crane was designed specifically for railroad material handling maintenance and transport projects. This machine combines agility and strength to tackle the most demanding tie handling jobs. It’s ideal for jobs that require both on-track accessibility and transport. The tie crane is highly maneuverable and quickly couples with a Hi-Rail maintenance scrap cart. This allows operators to safely handle and transport material on track.


  • Compact design packs a powerful lift capacity and precise tool control, which delivers enhanced tie handling agility
  • Operators can work efficiently with railroad concrete and wood ties as well as other material handling applications
  • The on-track drive of the machine allows for greater visibility and enhanced tie placement accuracy
  • Grapple can hold five ties at once
  • Tie placer can move multiple ties per hour
  • Any 308 machine attachments can be used with this machine
  • Operating weight at 27,000 lbs
  • Up to 25 mph travel speed
Engine: Cat C3.3
Net Power: 65 hp (48.5 kW)
Tier: Tier 4 Final
Operating Weight: 29,000 lbs (13,154 kg)
Shipping Height: 10 ft (3.1 m)
Shipping Length: 24.1 ft (7.3 m)
Shipping Width: 8.3 ft (2.5 m)
Speed: 20 mph max
Fuel Tank: 33 gal (125 L)
Tail Swing: 6.8 ft (2.1 m)
Other Specs: 10 RMP Swing
  • Tie Head