PowerDrive Ride On

The PowerDrive Series Ride-On Beam Mounted Railcar Hopper Gate Opener is the optimal tool for opening the toughest hopper gates in the busiest high-volume railyards.

High volume unloading areas require the highest speed, efficiency, and obviously safety. Our new Ride-On unit provides all of this, allowing the operator to control the unit from a comfortable seated position. This unit features our largest electric over hydraulic system. With simple hand controls while seated or the optional remote transmitter, the operator can traverse the beam while adjusting drive bit height and position to fit any railcar. The shaft RPM’s are the fastest in our product line, and our highest torque hydraulic motor is included as a standard feature to ensure that your operation is not slowed down by tough hopper gates.

To optimize space, the front end of the unit rotates 90 degrees to remove the shaft and drive bit from the railcar path, and to provide a clear walkway. This feature, along with customizable shaft lengths, allows for the unit to fit in most unloading areas.

Improve safety and productivity with our NEW PowerDrive Series
Ride-On Beam Mounted Railcar Hopper Gate Opener.

Ride-On Hopper Gate Opener

Features & Specs

  • Electric over hydraulic system
  • 5HP 230/460 volt TEFC motor
  • Beam Mounted (W6x25) – customer supplied
  • Variable travel speed (85’ – 140’ per minute)
  • 24” Vertical / 32″ Horizontal shaft adjustment
  • Optional: Wireless controls with cameras


  • Seated, single person operation
  • Ergonomically placed controls
  • Highest unloading speed
  • Smooth, powerful, continuous torque
  • Only 70 dB during operation
  • No chain: easy to maintain PowerDrive

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