The Kershaw 38-6 Kribber Adzer performs the task of ballast removal from between ties at the tie plate area, then adzes the cross ties at the tie plate seat for the placement of new tie plates. Afterwards, debris and wood shavings are swept away from the tie plate seat area. The unit is equipped with two sweeper brooms or cribbers, one on either side of the adzer head.

Technical Specs
Weight 28,000 lbs
Length 29' 3"
Width 9' 10"
Height 13' 1"

Frame: The main frame is of all-welded construction using heavy six inch tubular steel. Cross members are of channel and tubular steel with reinforcements.

Engine: Cummins 6BTA-5.9C rated at 185 hp (138 kW) @ 2200 rpm or John Deere 6068HF275 rated at 225 hp (168 kW) @ 2400 rpm.

Travel Speed: 26 mph

Wheels and Brakes: Four 16 inch (406 mm) diameter cast steel wheels with 3.5 inch (89 mm) diameter solid alloy steel axles. Spring applied hydraulic released fail safe brakes on each wheel. Heavy duty axle bearings.


Electrical System: 24 volt dc negative ground. System maintained by engine driven alternator. Color coded and numbered wiring.

Hydraulic System: A closed loop type pump provides power to the adzing head and the rail travel wheels. A load sensing pump provides power for crawler functions, cribber motors, and all hydraulic cylinder functions.

Other Features

Options: Dual cribbers on each end of the machine. Other options available upon request.

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