Amazing Herzog Cartopper Unloads Itself From Train, No Ramps Required!
Herzog Cartopper is a machine with a standard operating procedure that many find shocking and strange. We however find it amazing! The Cartopper was built after a need for a more efficient, and safer method of loading and unloading crossties from railcars!
The cartopper can move roughly 200,000 pounds of crossties in an hours time!Advertisement
Moving from car to car, the machine unloads materials onto the right of way as the train continues to move along the track. The Cartopper is capable of moving from car to car no matter the height differential due to its flexible nature.
The Cartopper unloaded itself from a Union Pacific train in Port Barre, Louisiana!
Because the the Cartopper is so flexible, experienced operators of the device are able to dismount from the trains themselves, reaching the ground safely with the utilization of some very skilled maneuvers. This clip details that amazing process, which takes equal amounts of patience, confidence, and skill!
Have you seen any other rail machinery that makes the Cartopper look like child’s play? Tell us about it!