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Dual Anchor Spreader

The Racine Dual Anchor Spreader will spread all types of rail anchors when used in a wood tie replacement gang. Rail anchors do not have to be removed and reapplied during this operation when the Spreader is used in conjunction with the Racine Dual Anchor Adjuster. The result is increased productivity and longer rail anchor life. Can spread anchors in either tie-in or tie-out gang.

Dual Anchor Spreader

Selective Automatic or Manual Operation for Any Conditions
Automatically spread two anchors on one rail, or four anchors on two rails to pre-determined width via adjustable stops. Manually spread one anchor on one rail or two anchors on two rails for skewed tie conditions.

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

Multiple Rail Size Accommodation
Easy access to optional wide push tools ensures quick changeout for either 5", 5 1/2", or 6" rails. In addition, simple adjustments align the work head to accommodate rail height.

Increased Operator Safety and Productivity
Excellent visibility insures positive alignment and repositioning of anchors by a single operator. Safety is enhanced through the use of electric powered controls that reduce operator fatigue. Side egress optimizes safe operator exit in congested areas. Workhead barriers cover exposed areas.

Innovative Technology for Easy Maintenance

  • Advance load-sense pump controls allow for NON-DEF engine power (no DPF regen cycles), saving costs and more environmentally friendly.
  • Easy touchscreen controls with workhead adjustments from the operator seat, saving time and offering a safer way to make machine adjustments.
  • Onboard electrical system diagnostics to simplify troubleshooting and lessen downtime.
  • Remote program updates and remote troubleshooting with built-in telematics allow our technicians to help troubleshoot and lessen downtime (within cell range).
  • Smart hydraulic valves with self-diagnostics and maintenance screens increase flexibility, reliability, and reduces parts inventory by using the same control valve for every function.


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


  • Length: 22' [264 in.]
  • Width: 8' 5" [102 in.]
  • Height: 10' 2" [123 in.]
  • Weight: 21,500 lbs