Aldon Company, Inc

General Information
Quotes & Orders
847.623.8800
Technical Questions?
"ASK ALDON"
847.623.8800
Aldon cast steel railroad skate
Click picture for enlarged image
Item #: 4016-10
Price: $216.00

    Quantity:

    You are using an older version of Internet Explorer. Because of security issues, you will not be able to complete your order using this browser. You can add items to your cart, but you won't be able to check out. Please use another browser to order.

    This product is manufactured by Aldon®

    Flat-top skid can be used to stop one car at a time, moving at 1 to 2 mph, on flat track.

    If used as a freight car wheel chock, car brakes must be applied after wheel has mounted skid.

    For exposed track. Will not lie flat on rail encased in pavement.

    Do not use on grades.

    Weight 19 lbs.

    1. For use on exposed rail track. Skid will not lie flat on rail which is encased in pavement.
    2. For rail sizes 90 to 155 lbs/yd
    3. For use on flat track. Not recommended for grades, as skid may not be able to hold the load.
    4. Rail surface must be clean. Greasy rail can cause a skid to slide too freely.
    5. Minimum wheel diameter 28”.
    6. All workers and bystanders must stand well clear of sides and front of railcar or locomotive when wheels are mounting skids. Wheel pressure can suddenly “squeeze” a skid out from under with great force.
    7. Never use rail skids if one end of the railcar or locomotive is lifted up for inspection or repair. All wheels must remain on the rails.
    8. Replace skid if tongue is broken or curled.

    Special Cautions for Car-Stopping with Skids

    1. Limit use to one car at a time, moving at 1-2 mph maximum, on flat track.
    2. For greater security, install two skids, one on each rail and staggered several yards apart. (It is possible for the wheel to knock a skid off the rail.)
    3. Customer must provide alternative methods to stop a railcar (or locomotive) if the skid fails to stop the vehicle in time, or if skid is knocked off the rail.
    4. When freight car comes to a stop, apply car brakes. Depending on track conditions, a steel wheel chock may be needed at the other end of the car.

    Special Caution for Chocking Railcars

    Roll car slowly up on the skid. Apply car brakes. It may be necessary to install a steel wheel chock at the other end of the car, depending on track conditions.