With a travel speed of more than 20 mph on and off the rail, the BTE-M318 Wheeled Hi-Rail Excavator provides quick mobilization to fight the toughest maintenance areas. Road-ready tires allow this powerful machine to be rapidly deployed to numerous maintenance spots with increased speed and efficiency.
The high horsepower machine matches precisely to the core BTE attachments, including the Cold Air Blower, Undercutter, and Mulcher. For added safety, BTE Exclusive Telescoping Outriggers reach to the ballast shoulders when working on the rail.
Blowing snow from an off-track position is very effective with its long reach, Rototilt, and powerful BTE Cold Air Blower. This allows the clearing of multiple switches and tracks from a warm cab and safe position. Keep the machine productive mulching vegetation, undercutting, tie handling, ditching, and tamping. The BTE-M318 is available with an optional air compressor and train car coupler.
THE BTE ADVANTAGE
• BTE Tough and Reliable Hi-Rail Gear• BTE High-Performance Machine Control• BTE Attachment Recognition System• BTE Support for Training, Parts, and Service
• Power: Caterpillar 169 HP (126 kW)• Approximate Weight: 23 ton• Excavator Reach: Approximately 30 feet (9 m)• Rototilt 360 rotation and tilt attachment coupler• Rubber Tire Mobility for Speed and Versatility• Lower Center of Gravity, Dual Tires for Stability• Sure-Grip Joysticks for multi-function control• Caterpillar dealer network for parts and service