TKO<sup>®</sup> Production Tie Exchanger

TKO® Production Tie Exchanger

Harsco Rail’s TKO® Tie Exchanger provides precise control of a machine’s rail lift system. The machine executes fast, efficient old tie removal and proper insertion of the new ties with minimum disturbance of the track structure. The TKO® focuses on controlling rail-to-tie clearance with its distinctive rail life system. The TKO® Tie Exchanger is a fast, efficient way to remove or insert ties with minimum disturbance of the track structure.


  • Extracting Force: Up to 9,389 kg (20,700 lbs.)
  • Tie Kicker: Up to 4,536 kg (10,000 lbs.) to push the end of the tie being removed
  • Inserting Force: Up to 6,146 kg (13,550 lbs.)
  • Tie Removal Stroke: 1,6765 mm (66 in.) Extracting head located right side of the machine

Key Specifications:

7.62 m (25 ft.)
12,360 kg (27,250 lbs.)
Travel Speed
42 km/h (27 mph)
Welded structural steel “l” beam construction
Engineer to Order
Machines are designed to meet the customer’s specifications

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