One contractor in California wanted a quicker, easier way to replace concrete ties. In the U.S. alone, major railroads replaced a total of 15,063,539 ties in 2011. The more quickly this can be done, the better.
This contractor used the BTE Tie Handler (or “Tie Dragon”), designed to insert and replace seven concrete ties at the same time quickly and accurately.
The contractor easily picked and placed over 1,000 concrete ties by lunch time, and the gang actually had to wait on more ties to be delivered.
For more information on the BTE Tie-Dragon click HERE