Ballast Tools Equipment (BTE) provides high-performance specialty equipment for railroad track maintenance and construction. Hi-rail machines and attachments designed by BTE are used worldwide serving large railroads, short lines, and contractors.

With over 50 years of experience, BTE has been developing specialty railroad construction equipment to answer the challenging demands of track maintenance. The BTE machine fleet of hi-rail excavators and backhoes has productive attachments including Undercutters, Mulchers, Tampers, Tie Handlers, Culvert Cleaners, and Snow Blowers. BTE’s equipment is designed for a wide range of construction and maintenance activities coupled with quick on/off rail capabilities for flexibility, mobility, and productivity with limited track time.

BTE is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

BTE is headquartered in Festus, Missouri, USA with domestic locations in Denver, Kansas City, Chattanooga, Dallas, and Houston, and internationally in Edmonton and Toronto, Canada.