Pettibone has introduced the Speed Swing 445F2, which is designed to accept more than a dozen attachments for laying rails, setting ties and maintenance-of-way tasks. Powered by a 163-hp Cummins QSB4.5 Tier 4 diesel engine, the Speed Swing 445F2 offers a 49-gallon fuel tank, a 28-percent increase over the previous model’s tank. The added fuel capacity allows for extended working intervals, especially when covering long stretches of rail maintenance or relocating to a remote jobsite.
The 445F2 offers a maximum front load capacity of 10,000-lbs. and maximum side load capacity of 8,000-lbs. Providing 180-degree boom rotation, the machine is primarily used to thread out old rail and thread in new rail. An optional magnet package cleans up old plates, spikes and small pieces of rail. The unit can also tow rail carts, move railcars and supply air or hydraulics for hand tools.
Featuring a Dana T20000 3-speed transmission with twist-grip electric shift control that delivers torque, the Speed Swing transitions between jobsites, traveling at 25 mph on hi-rail and 20 mph with all-terrain rubber tires. The tires – along with 4-wheel-drive with a rear wheel disconnect – promotes maneuverability off the rails.
For railroad applications, the 445F2 offers planetary front and rear axles with front differential lock. Four-wheel outboard dry-disc service brakes provide stopping power and a hydraulic release parking brake is standard.
An optional feature for the 445F2 is X-Command, a Pettibone telematics program that offers real-time access to machine data. The platform allows for remote diagnosis, eliminating the need for certain field service calls.
The ROPS-FOPS cab and engine enclosure both tilt, providing direct access to service points and machine components.
The climate-controlled operator cab includes a digital display module, full instrumentation panel and pilot-operated controls. Tinted safety glass and a rearview camera support safe operation.
The Speed Swing 445F2 can be built to meet customer specifications for specific applications. Common options and attachments include a tote boom with hook, hydraulic tool circuit, magnet package, AAR coupler, track cleaning bucket, load bucket, 20-ft. extendable boom, fork frame, brush cutter, snowplow and many more.