Railcar Movers

Application Specific

Our line of Metso Outotec railcar movers come in a wide variety of configurations and capacities to suit specific applications.

Engineered wire rope puller

Adaptability and varying speed capacity

Metso Outotec wire rope car pullers are available in one-way and reversible models. They are adaptable to many special handling jobs including ladle cars, industrial cars, furnace hoods and doors, ships in dry-dock, shuttle conveyors and roll-off containers.

  • Style 969: One way car puller – generally used where individual or strings of 20 cars. 
  • Style 970: Single drum, reversible – generally used where cars must be moved or controlled in both directions along a level track.  Travel length is typically limited to 152 meters (500 ft.).
  • Style 1000: Double drum, reversible – designed for applications where a closed rope circuit is required. The double drum extends the permissible travel range to as much as 610 meters (2,000 ft.)
Wire rope puller

Nolan HCM™ (Hydraulic car mover)

Metso Outotec Nolan HCM’s are engineered for moving strings of up to 35 railcars with spotting accuracy of ± 15.24 cm (± 6”). Used where hydraulic cylinders are preferred over wire rope winches due to site conditions or other considerations.

  • Cylinder propelled (double-acting)
  • Mounted to the outside of rail (on ties or concrete)
  • Pusher dogs push on truck frame (stow when not in use)
  • Single-directional, ± 15.24 cm (± 6”) spotting accuracy
  • 16 m (52’-6”) travel with standard 4-dog; other travel distances available
  • Adjusts automatically to cars of varying lengths
  • Standard duty HCM is rated for 20,400 kp (45,000 lbf.) pushing force
  • Heavy duty HCM is rated for 24,950 kp (55,000 lbf.) pushing force
  • Can handle up to 35 railcars on straight and level track
Nolan HCM Hydraulic Car Mover