Industry workhorse in shoulder ballast maintenance

Loram’s high performance (HP) shoulder ballast cleaner (SBC) is the industry’s proven performer for heavy haul, freight and commuter railroads.

With a typical production of 1200 cubic meters of ballast per hour, the Loram HP Series leads the industry with superior value – measured as the best combination of production speed, depth of cut and quality of cleaning.

Loram’s HP Series machines are self-propelled, equipped with twin 760 millimetre-wide high-capacity digging buckets to clean ballast up to 860 millimetres beyond the end of the sleeper reaching to the edge of the ballast section.

These buckets dig as deep as 500 millimetres from the top of the sleeper at speeds up to 3.2 kilometres an hour.

The integrated scarifier teeth simultaneously undercut the sleeper ends up to 30 millimetres, breaking up mud pockets and restoring drainage.

Vibrating separator screens on the Loram HP SBC clean and restore fouled ballast by removing dirt, mud, and fines more effectively than any other machine in its class.

With Loram’s exclusive elliptical throw agitation and variable screen leveling from 9–19 degrees, the separator screens on the HP Series provide distinct cleaning advantages over any other machine on the market.

In wet conditions that are frequently encountered, the screen angle can be adjusted lower for greater cleaning action.

In common ballast conditions, the screen angle can be adjusted higher, delivering increased cleaning speeds.

The reclaimed ballast is repositioned on either or both shoulders to the specified track shape and the separated fines are discharged up to 8.8 metres from track centerline.

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