Dual Anchor Adjuster

The multiple use Racine Dual Anchor Adjuster will squeeze all types of rail anchors when used in a wood tie replacement gang; or to re-tighten rail anchors in a surfacing gang operation; or during rail replacement in a quality control application. Rail anchors do not have to be removed and reapplied during wood tie replacement operations allowing for increased productivity and longer rail anchor life.

Efficient Workhead Configuration for Wood Tie Replacement
The horizontal mounted cylinder controls four operating arms, providing highly leveraged, positive, consistent, squeeze force.

Quality Parts For Greater Overall Economy 
Fewer wear surfaces, plus heat treated push tools lead to lower maintenance costs. Many components are interchangeable with the Dual Anchor Spreader.

Flexible Operation
Squeeze two anchors on one rail, or four anchors on two rails; uniformly positioning anchors against ties or tie plates without twisting.

Multi-purpose Design
Easy access to both spacer plates and spacer blocks insures quick changeout for either 5 1/2" or 6" rails on all anchor types throughout the head's 15" range.

Increased Operator Safety and Productivity
Excellent visibility for alignment and repositioning anchors allows a single operator to adjust all anchors under all field conditions. Side egress for safe operator exit in congested areas. Workhead barriers cover exposed areas.


  • A variety of engine packages are available.
  • Structural steel frame with derail skids, key hole tie downs, rubber bumpers.
  • Cast ductile iron wheels for long wear, self aligning roller bearings and axle locks for safe operation.
  • Propulsion is chain driven using axle mounted split sprockets with a travel speed of 25 mph.
  • 12 VDC negative ground with a 60 amp system fuse, using a SAE #4D battery. Circuit breakers for lights and accessories.
  • 30 gallon hydraulic reservoir with clean out covers, guarded fluid level and temperature gauge.
  • 18 gallon fuel tank with 2" diameter fill neck, bottom sump and mechanical fluid level gauge.


  • Length: 15' 6" [186 in.]
  • Width: 7' 3" [87 in.]
  • Height: 7' 9" [93 in.]
  • Weight: 8,000 lbs