Correct placement of sleepers is ensured by a precision gauging hydraulic system that spreads the sleepers to the desired spacing, which can be set at 300-750mm.
Its telescopic frame makes the Sleeper Layer compact and safe to operate and thanks to a unique linkage system, the centre of gravity will not change during spreading.
The SL450 works in a hydraulic sequence and no electric is required on the carrier machine. SL450 grab hold of the sleepers from the side and is suitable for use on slab track or where the track bed must not be disturbed.
Due to its compact design there is no risk of the unit hanging over adjacent track when grabbing sleepers from a rail cart.
The unit is prepared for both rotator and rototilt and is easy to adjust to fit most types of sleepers.
An optional safety lifting device can be fitted to eliminate the risk to drop sleepers.