Kershaw 46-2 Ballast Regulator is a medium-production ballast shaping and profiling machine. It is equipped one pass transfer plow, 36” (914 mm) wide reversible wings, and a broom attachment making it a powerful versatile machine for ballast shaping, shoulder profiling, and a variety of other track maintenance operations.

Technical Specs
Weight 39,000 lbs
Length 38' 5"
Height 10' 5"

Frame: Welded construction using tubular steel and structural steel cross members

Engine: John Deere 6068T, 185 hp @ 2400 rpm.

Travel Speed: 30 mph

Wheels and Brakes: 24" (610 mm) cast steel wheels bolted to each axle, clasp brakes (two shoes per wheel). Service brakes; air applied/spring released. Parking brakes; spring applied/air released.


Electrical System: 12 volt dc negative ground, 120 amp alternator, 205 amp/hour battery, color coded and numbered wiring.

Hydraulic System: Engine-powered dual pump drive with clutch drives hydrostatic propels pump and double pump for controls and broom. Control circuit includes pressure beyond manual, electrically actuated control valves and radiator-mounted oil cooler. 100 mesh suction screens and 10 micron return filters. Electric emergency pump to operate selected circuits.

Air System: Air compressor, engine oil lubricated, cam shaft driven, water-cooled, 20 cubic feet (566 liters) free air volume @ 2200 rpm. System pressure is 100 psi (6.8 atm), 613 cubic inches (9.8 liters) air tank. Service brakes are controlled by a pressure reducing valve and the parking brakes by a manually-operated dump valve. System is also equipped with a dual tone air horn, safety relief valve.

Other Features

Cab: Fully enclosed, insulated, safety glass, dome light, front windshield wiper and pivoting seat. Cab access from either side of machine. Two-operator cab is available with two seats and split controls.

Options: Scarifier teeth in wings, articulating wing templates, two operator cab, climatized cab, v-type snow plow, snow wings, combination broom/snow switch cleaner, side set-off wheels, reversible broom, 4-season plow, 24 volt electrical system, dust collection system. Other options available on request.

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