Feb 24, 2014

Brown Industries

CreepDrive™ Motor for High-Rail

Brown Industries, LLC, in Lawrence Kansas, has been building special truck van bodies for over 65 years. In 2011, Stuart Seeger started the “Rail Equipment” division that offers on-rail material handling trucks and rail ribbon welding trucks with a crane.

Since the beginning, Brown has used Poclain’s CDM, our creep drive system for its on-rail vehicles including, CDM creep drive motor (1,000 cc [61.02 cu in] with 150 to 170 bar [2175 to 2465 PSI] average operating pressure), 100 cc [6.10 cu in] P90 heavy duty pump, VE60 loop exchange valve and Smart Drive electronics. This system gets incorporated with a wireless radio remote control package provided by Hetronic.

Why Poclain CDM creep drive in lieu of other remote drive systems? “Poclain creep drive offers ease of operation and control of the system,” says Stuart. Up to this point, Brown Rail installed several systems in material handlers and rough terrain ribbon welding machines that include a state-of-the-art crane from Effer. Several more of these ribbon welders are on order for early 2014. “I think we will double creep drive installs in 2014,” Stuart indicates. When asked about using Poclain’s upcoming CDM2, “Yes, we are excited by the CDM2, I have customers looking for more speed and power”

Our thanks to Stuart SEEGER for his help to build this article.

CreepDrive™ Motor for High-Rail

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