Rubber Tire Drive

The World-Standard

Unmatched traction, comfort, and cost-efficiency.

Why Choose a Rubber-Tire Railcar Mover like Shuttlewagon?

The Advantages of Superior Traction, Comfort, and Cost-Efficiency

When it comes to moving railcars, there’s no room for compromise on efficiency, safety, and comfort. That’s why leading industries globally trust Shuttlewagon’s rubber-tire technology, the world-standard in railcar movers. Below, we outline the invaluable advantages of rubber tires over traditional steel-wheels, shattering common misconceptions and highlighting why a Shuttlewagon is an asset for your rail operations.

Unmatched Traction for Uninterrupted Operations

Frictional advantage over steel-wheels.

One of the key benefits of a Shuttlewagon equipped with rubber tires is the unbeatable traction it offers. Rubber tires form a strong grip on the rails, reducing the chance of slippage and providing excellent control during the movement of railcars. Traditional steel wheels simply can’t compete with the frictional advantage of rubber tires, particularly under challenging conditions like wet or uneven tracks. The superior traction ensures you can continue your operations smoothly, minimizing costly delays and inefficiencies. 

A Smooth Ride for Operator Comfort

Reduces fatigue.

When it comes to the comfort of your operators, rubber-tire technology sets a new standard. Unlike steel-wheels, rubber tires absorb the vibrations and harsh imperfections of steel rail tracks. This leads to a smoother, less jarring ride, significantly reducing fatigue for operators. Comfort isn’t just a luxury—it’s an essential element in ensuring your operators can focus on their task, thus enhancing safety and efficiency in your railcar operations.

Busting the Myth of High Maintenance Costs

Increased longevity and performance.

There’s a common misconception that rubber tires are a high-maintenance option, requiring frequent replacements that ramp up operating costs. However, this is far from the truth. When used properly, the lifespan of rubber tires on a Shuttlewagon can be substantially extended, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run. Proper usage and regular maintenance not only prolong the life of the tires but also contribute to the overall longevity and performance of the machine.

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A Global Standard for a Reason

An investment in superior performance, comfort and cost-efficiency.

It’s no coincidence that rubber-tire technology is the primary choice for railcar movers around the world. Industries from various sectors have experienced first-hand the myriad benefits it brings, from unmatched traction and operator comfort to cost-effectiveness.

Opting for a Shuttlewagon with rubber-tire technology is an investment in superior performance, comfort, and cost-efficiency. To demo a Shuttlewagon at your facility, please complete this contact-us form.