Car Puller

The Simmons Car Puller allows an underfloor wheel re-profiling machine operator to position a rail vehicle over the machine without utilizing the vehicle's propulsion system.

The Car Puller is available as a standalone unit, or in combination with the Stanray® Underfloor Wheel Truing Machine or Hegenscheidt Underfloor Wheel Lathes. It is installed to suit your shop’s conditions: at or below shop floor level, and adjacent to or in track. A safety interlock can be integrated with the wheel re-profiling machine to ensure safe movement. Depending on the wheel reprofiling machine, the controls can either be integrated with the machine or mounted on separate pedestals. For applications that require bi-directional pulling, two Car Pullers are installed as a Car Progression System.

Car Puller for wheel reprofiling machines

The Car Puller uses a high strength, lightweight, non-conductive, low elasticity synthetic fiber rope that affords a higher degree of safety and ease of use than conventional wire rope. A mechanical clutch prevents the winch from exceeding rated pulling force. Optional additional equipment includes sheave and snatch blocks.

Machine Specifications

Download our Car Puller product data sheet — for the full machine specification, please contact the Machine Sales team.

Pulling Capacity

 19000 lbs.  |  84.5 kN

Maximum Vehicle Weight

(approximate for straight, flat track)
475000 lbs.  |  215400 kg

Rope Diameter

 0.875 in.  |  22 mm

Maximum Rope Length

350 ft.  |  107 m

Pulling Capacity

30000 lbs.  |  133.45 kN

Maximum Vehicle Weight

(approximate for straight, flat track)
750000 lbs.  |  340190 kg

Rope Diameter

0.875 in.  |  22 mm

Maximum Rope Length

350 ft.  |  107 m

Electrical Power

38.2 kW

Compressed Air

 > 5 cfm @ 80 psi

We're here to help

The NSH USA Customer Service Center (CSC) is here to support you and your machine. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), we are ideally suited to keep your machine productive and operating safely.

We offer:

OEM Spare & Replacement Parts
New or Upgrade Services
Service & Inspections
Training

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