Our Fleet: Attachments

To complement our extensive fleet of Tracked and Wheeled RRV’s we offer a wide range of attachments including Pilling & Foundation Equipment, OLE Equipment and vegetation handling equipment. Some of the Manufactures specifications for these products have been obtained from a Network Rail brochure and are for illustration purposes. She you require any further information, please contact your nearest depot.

Ballast Handling
Ballast Handling
At TXM Plant we have a range of equipment designed for ballast handling that will reduce the need for manual handling as well as improving productivity.

The Windhoff Ballast Brush attachment is designed for use with a road rail vehicle (RRV) using the host machines’ hydraulic power for operation.

A rotating broom sweeps and feeds excess ballast onto a lateral conveyor belt for transport to either left or right side of the tracks, as selected.

To reduce wear and noise emission, the broom box can be provided with a vulcanised rubber lining on the inside.

The ballast brush runs on 4 rail wheels and a coupling rod connects the attachment to the RRV vehicle.

Four hoisting lugs are provided for loading and unloading the ballast brush.

Scope of use: Distribution of ballast onto the track. Contact your local depot for further details.

 

The Richter and Muller Ballast Plough is designed to remove excess ballast from the centre of the track and place it in the shoulder area.

The design of the blade ‘slices’ the ballast preventing a pressure wave through the ballast which can lead to damaged clips and housings.

Normally a single pass at 5 km/hr to 8 km/hr is all that’s required to leave the track ready for a final pass with a ballast brush or for tamping

This plough is fitted with automatic, fail safe brakes and has hydraulically adjustable rear wheels to cater for different rail sections and heights.

Optional extras include marker lights, front wheel hydraulic adjustment and a central baffle plate which can be set to bias the ballast flow to one side or the other.

Ballast blades or profile buckets are the quickest and most efficient way of spreading ballast on relayed track so the ballast brush has the minimum amount of material to regulate.

All profile buckets are fitted with small rail wheels to ensure that no damage occurs when the profile bucket passes over a dipped joint.

This is a purely mechanical design which is an efficient and cost effective way of re- distributing excess ballast.

The benefit of the Profile Bucket is that it can collect and pick up or carry a bucket of ballast spread material.

Please see attached manufacturers specification for an overview of the capabilities. For further information contact your local depot.

Please contact your local depot for information on this attachment.

Drainage Equipment
Drainage Equipment
TXM Plant own a vast range of specialist drainage equipment to suit the needs of any drainage project.

Please see attached manufacturers specification for an overview of the capabilities. For further information contact your local depot.

Please contact your local depot for further information.

Please contact your local depot for further information.

Engcon’s range of tilt rotators are equipped with double-acting tilt cylinders for optimized tilting force and even operation. The Tiltrotator is equipped with a standard control system that permits the simultaneous control of the rotation, slewing, hydraulic auxiliary function and hydraulic quick hitch.

This control makes the tilt rotator extremely useful in placing attachments in the optimal operating position or for quickly reversing position, saving time and delivering improved productivity.

The make and model of the excavator to which a tilt rotator will be fitted must be established so that the correct size can be selected. Engcon’s tilt rotators can be matched with most existing excavators, with machine weights of 10 to 32 tons.

Typical attachments that can be used with tilt rotator are excavator buckets, flails/brush cutters, pole grabs, grapples, pilling hammers, rail / tree croppers, ballast excavators and drilling rigs etc.

OLE Equipment
OLE Equipment
TXM Plant have invested heavily into their innovative range of OLE solutions. Our Manipulator Grab can assemble a stantion in under 60 seconds.

The cable decoiler is designed to unreel and tension cables in a controlled manner. The drum carrier / decoiler model shown above has an overall length of approximately 2.5 metres. This attachment is specifically designed to carry cable drums up to 2.8 m diameter x 1.6 m wide and is mountable on a suitable rail trailer. The trailer has a robust fabricated steel “A” side frame which allows for easy loading of drums. The frame is equipped with removable locator pins for fitting to Philmor trailers. The cable drum mounting shaft locates in, and is secured in pockets on the top of the ‘A’ frame. Cable is fed out as the towing Road Rail Vehicle travels along the track.

The trailer is capable of handling drums up to 2.8 m diameter and 1.7 m wide and is designed for a maximum load of 9 tonnes.

Optional extras include: a speed controlled hydraulic motor drive wheel assembly for controlled paying out of recovery cable: a pay boom system to enable delivery of cable to ducts at the side of the track.

Developed in conjunction with Thompson Engineering and in collaboration with ABC Electrification, TXM introduced the Manipulator Grab to bring safety and efficiency to steel erection on electrification projects. Please click the link for the spec sheet.

Designed to compliment the Manipulator Grab, the Stillage provides a safe and convenient method for transportation of steel to the worksite. Please click the link for the spec sheet.

For more details please refer to the manufacturers specification.

The Stovepipe Lifter. makes light work of positioning and fitting stovepipes and dropper tubes to tunnel roofs and gantry structures.

The device incorporates a telescopic carriage making it suitable for 1m to 5m long steel.

A hand operated hydraulic lift allows the installers to complete the lifting operation with high precision – effectively eliminating the risk of the excavator damaging the structure.

The specially designed clamps allow plenty of lateral movement and free rotation of the steel to when aligning bolted flanges.

Piling & Foundations
Piling & Foundations
We have the Movax SG 75 Side Grip Piling Hammer and the Movax TAD 30 Deep Dig Auger available to hire from your local TXM Plant depot.
Rail/Sleeper Handling
Rail/Sleeper Handling
TXM Plant have a variety of Rail / Sleeper handling equipment. From Rail Beams to Rail Croppers we have a solution to suit the needs of your project.

The Windhoff Ballast Brush attachment is designed for use with a road rail vehicle (RRV) using the host machines’ hydraulic power for operation.

A rotating broom sweeps and feeds excess ballast onto a lateral conveyor belt for transport to either left or right side of the tracks, as selected.

To reduce wear and noise emission, the broom box can be provided with a vulcanised rubber lining on the inside.

The ballast brush runs on 4 rail wheels and a coupling rod connects the attachment to the RRV vehicle.

Four hoisting lugs are provided for loading and unloading the ballast brush.

The Richter and Muller Ballast Plough is designed to remove excess ballast from the centre of the track and place it in the shoulder area.

The design of the blade ‘slices’ the ballast preventing a pressure wave through the ballast which can lead to damaged clips and housings.

Normally a single pass at 5 km/hr to 8 km/hr is all that’s required to leave the track ready for a final pass with a ballast brush or for tamping

This plough is fitted with automatic, fail safe brakes and has hydraulically adjustable rear wheels to cater for different rail sections and heights.

Optional extras include marker lights, front wheel hydraulic adjustment and a central baffle plate which can be set to bias the ballast flow to one side or the other.

Ballast blades or profile buckets are the quickest and most efficient way of spreading ballast on relayed track so the ballast brush has the minimum amount of material to regulate.

All profile buckets are fitted with small rail wheels to ensure that no damage occurs when the profile bucket passes over a dipped joint.

This is a purely mechanical design which is an efficient and cost effective way of re- distributing excess ballast.

The benefit of the Profile Bucket is that it can collect and pick up or carry a bucket of ballast spread material.

For further information please see the manufacturers specification.

The examples (Kinshofer KM634 range) of hydraulic grabs shown above are typical designs for this type of grab.

These grabs are robust and powerful tools for heavy duty log / timber lifting operations.

Their optimised shell design allows the grabs to handle small diameter timber safely and their sturdy construction results in a long service life.

The hydraulic cylinders are positioned such that they are protected within the carrier frame and the use of hose guards gives additional protection to the hydraulic system.

Where track panels have to be recovered and stacked under live overhead equipment, every inch of headroom is vital.

The Thomson Engineering Design Low Headroom Panel Beams have a hitch point just a few millimetres above the level of the rail head, maximising headroom.

With a safe working load of 10 tonnes, load sensing safety valves and check valves on both cylinders these beams are the safe answer to panel handling in low headroom situations.

The RT10 Universal Rail Thimble supports and manipulates long welded rail using four rollers running under the rail head.

This thimble’s design means that is can work with any flat bottom running rail without any adjustments being required. Rail does not need to be lifted onto blocks to allow the thimble to begin work.

A key feature of the RT10 is the well guarded hydraulic cylinder which prevents damage in rough use.

Prototype units were tested to twenty tonnes during development proving the strength and durability.

The hydraulic Sleeper Spacing attachment – (4 and 7 leg variants) are designed for the high output unloading and laying of concrete sleepers. The telescopic frame structure make it small, light weight yet its easy adjustable to fit most types of current sleepers.

Different clamps can be mounted on this machine, depending on the shape, length and nature of the sleepers to be handled. They can grip up to 7 sleepers at once.

The main advantage of these attachments is their ability to lay down the sleepers to a chosen spacing. Thanks to a simple adjustment, the operator can modify the spacing when needed (for example for curves or any other types of tasks).

The hydraulic telescopic arms work independently, so that sleepers of different lengths can be held safely. The 360o rotator drive provides endless slewing motions for reaching virtually any position.

Please refer to the Manufacturers Specification for more details.

The Thomson Universal Lifting Beam is the industry standard solution for tandem lift panel handling but it is also capable of use as a rail handling beam.

Trailers
Trailers
TXM Plant have multiple trailer types to support an variety of uses. We have our MEWP Trailers to assist with tool transportation as well as our brand new Predator Box Trailers.

For more details please refer to the manufacturers specification.

Vegetation Handling
Vegetation Handling
We have multiple tools to assist with your vegetation handling needs. At TXM Plant we understand the importance of safety, our equipment reduces the need for manual handling.

The tree cutting head is versatile, easily manoeuvred, high capacity cutting head which has an open saw box to allow for quick and easy maintenance.

This makes it a head suited to all types of mechanised logging, such as clearing along the trackside, roadsides and power lines. The cutting head can be installed on excavators and other machines equipped with a crane.

The head has efficient grapple arms that make it possible to easily gather and stack valuable assortments of timber. The head uses the same hydraulic cylinder for accumulation and grappling.

The unit has a patented cutting solution that results in extremely quick cuts. The cutting solution comprises a self-tensioning standard cutting chain fitted to a circular saw disc.

The make and model of the excavator to which the head will be fitted must be established to ensure full drive / machine compatibility.

The OSMA Flail Brush cutting attachments are designed for use on road rail vehicle (RRV) excavators and tractors using the host machines’ hydraulic power for operation.

They are suitable for cutting grass, scrub and small trees up to 60 mm thick.

They are equipped with adjustable protection and automatic change of the cutting shaft rotating direction.

The hydraulic system is fitted with a pressure control valve making it suitable for hydraulic supplies up to 250 bar.

The tree cutting head is versatile, easily manoeuvred, high capacity cutting head with an integral swivel device. The tree-cutter is an economic and efficient way of cutting and pollarding as only one man is needed to cut the trees and lay the branches in rows. There is no need to gather all the branches afterwards and/or pull these down out of the trees.

All Habbig tree-cutters allow the operator to cut and grab timber from within the cab of an excavator, to safely, quickly and neatly clear large volumes of branches and trunks. The timber can then be placed exactly where required, reducing the need for ground-staff.

The make and model of the excavator to which the head will be fitted must be established to ensure compatibility.