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Rail Rider II

High Rail for Excavators, Simplified


Rail Rider II - Hi-Rail for Excavators, SIMPLIFIED!

The Dymax Rail Rider II high rail system introduces ultimate flexibility to high rail fleet management. Don't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars extensively modifying multiple machines. Utilize the existing machines already in your fleet. Never limit your high rail choices to only those machines with dedicated hi-rail gear installed. With the Dymax Rail Rider II, hi-rail any excavator. Want to switch brands? Do so without spending more money on new conversions. The Dymax Rail Rider II is the smarter, more efficient way to high rail excavator machines.

Perform Track Maintenance, YES!

The Dymax Rail Rider II high rail system features customized remote control technology with built-in creep drive modes. This allows operators to perform multiple tasks. UNDERCUTTING! BALLAST TAMPING! TIE HANDLING! The Rail Rider II features built-in stabilizers that secure the Machine Car for on-track work such as ditch cleaning, culvert and dam building for flood damage, post hole drilling and other demanding jobs.


The Dymax Rail Rider II is a game changer. It's a modular system. It's plug and play. The Dymax Rail Rider II does not require any machine modifications or power assistance from the excavator. It's designed to travel longer distances and handle bigger loads, compared to modified rail gear equipped excavators. It starts with a Machine Car and a Power Car. Add trailer cars, front and rear. Dymax Rail Rider II is the ultimate in hi-rail modularity and flexibility.

Special Engineered Remote Control & Camera System

Each Dymax Rail Rider II high rail machine is provided with a remote control. This easily allows contractors and rail networks to set up any machine brand, in any class, and perform track maintenance. The remote system features the ability to control the machine from the control box, or the provided foot pedals. Foot pedals are required when performing track maintenance from the Rail Rider II so that operators can use the excavator machine controls for the maintenance work. The remote control includes a padded case for protection and a remote camera system, which allows operators to have a clear view of the track section behind them while working.

The Power Car - 240 HP Delivers More Towing Power Than Any Other Rail Gear Equipped Machine

The heart of the Dymax Rail Rider II high rail system is the Power Car. Featuring a Cummins 6.7L 240 HP Tier 3 engine (Tier 4 available at an additional charge), the Power Car can deliver up to 70 to 80 tons of total power. This means that it can not only move the excavator, but panels, rail ties and other materials to and from remote locations, all without stressing the machine's power systems. The Power Car can be used with any of the Dymax Rail Machine Cars without modification. For example, one Power Car can be matched with Machine Cars for a 20 ton excavator and a 36 ton excavator. That delivers high rail for both machines for considerably less than dedicated machine conversions on both machines. All Power Cars feature an auxiliary hand tool circuit with hose reel, lighting, tie downs, lifting chains, toolbox and anti-slip deck coating.

The Machine Car - 17 to 20 mph Speeds, 50+ Tons of Towing Power

Dymax Rail Rider II Machine Cars are matched to the given excavator class for hauling capacity and lifting requirements. Machine Cars are available in end load designs. The end load design keeps the machine as close to within W6A load gauge as possible.

  • A 16, 18 and 20 ton Machine Car is available with 350cc drive motors. This car delivers speeds up to 20 MPH on 0-2% grades.
  • A mid-sized Machine Car is available for 25 to 29 ton excavators. This car features 420cc drive motors.
  • The largest Machine Car for 30 and 36 Ton excavators features 420cc drive motors and can pull a spare 30 tons on rail up to 1.5% grades at 12 to 14 MPH.

All Machine Cars are fitted with air brakes, 16” diameter replaceable rail wheels, and multi-plate coupling quick disconnects. All Machine Cars are provided with lifting chains and anti-slip deck surface coating.

Auxiliary Power for Hand Tools

The Dymax Rail Rider II features a hand tool circuit with 30 feet hose reel, capable of operating all types of hydraulic tools, from the end of the Power Car or the Machine Car. Torch bottle holder available on the Power Car upon request.

PRODUCT LITERATURE Rail Rider II for Excavators
Model & Specs
Model Description Weight Total (lbs) Weight Total (kg)
DX-RR2-PC-240hp-HX Rail Rider II - Power Car - 240 hp Cummins Tier 3 - All models 8,750 3,969
Overall Length 128in / 3.25m    
Overall Width 100in / 2.54m    
Max Height off Rail 76in / 1.94m    
Total Weight with Fluids 9,000lbs / 4,083kg    
Engine QSB6.7L Cummins Tier 3    
Max Power On Rail 70-80 tons; 0-1% grades    
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 gallons (188 liters)    
Hydraulic Tank Capacity 100 gallons (376 liters)    
Auxiliary Gear Pump Hand Tool Circuit 15 gpm (57 lpm), 2,000 psi    
DX-RR2-MC-Endload-HX-29T Rail Rider II - Machine Car - End Load - Hydraulic Excavator - 29 ton 17,850 8,097
Max GVWR capacity 72,000 lb / 32,660 kg    
Hydraulic Stabilizers 4    
Wheel and Axles 16in replacable wheels with (3 total axles)    
Overall Length 290in / 7.34m    
Overall Width (outriggers) 102in / 2.59m *on rail width 126 in / 3.2m)    
Max Height off Rail 24in / 610mm    
Drive Motor Systems Two Drive Axles, 420cc motor size    
Max Drive Speed 17 mph on 0-1% grades    
Max Load on 0-1.5% grade 170,000 lbs / 77,100 kg    
Brakes Air    
Lights LED trailer lighting    
Decking Wood + Anti Slip Coating    
DX-RR2-MC-EndLoad-HX-36T Rail Rider II - Machine Car - End Load - Hydraulic Excavator - 36 ton 22,500 10,206
Max GVWR capacity 90,000 lb / 40,824 kg    
Hydraulic Stabilizers 4    
Wheel and Axles 16in replacable wheels with (3 total axles)    
Overall Length 336in / 8.53m    
Overall Width 118in / 2.99m *on rail width 144 in / 3.66m)    
Max Height off Rail 26in / 660mm    
Drive Motor Systems Two Drive Axles, 420cc motor size    
Max Drive Speed 17 mph on 0-1% grades    
Max Load on 0-1.5% grade 170,000 lbs / 77,100 kg    
Brakes Air    
Lights LED trailer lighting    
Decking Wood + Anti Slip Coating    


Dymax Rail Rider II works with most hydraulic excavators / trackhoes made by Adams, Agco, Alitec, Allatt, Allis-Chalmers, Allmand Bros, ASV, Athey, Atlas, Austin-Western, Badger, Belarus, Blademor, Bobcat, Boxer, Bruder, Bucyrus-Erie, Case, Caterpillar (Catepillar, Cat), Champion, Clark, Clark Michigan, Compact, Coyote, Daewoo, Demag, Dingo, Ditch Witch, Doosan, Dresser, Dressta, Drott, Earthforce, Elphinstone, Euclid, FAI, Faresin Haulotte, Fermec, Fiat, Fiat Hitachi, Fiatallis, Ford, Fuchs, Furukawa, Galion (Gallion), Gallmac, Garlock, Gehl, Genie, Gradall, Halla, Hanomag, Hitachi, Holland, Hydra-Mac, Hydrema, Hyster, Hyundai, IHI, Ingersoll-Rand, International, Iowa, Italmachine, JCB, JLG, John Deere, Kalmar, Kanga, Kawasaki, Kettler, Kobelco, Koehring, Komatsu, Kubota, Letourneau, Liebherr, Link-Belt, Lull, Manitou, Massey Ferguson, Matbro, Melroe, Merlo, Michigan, Mitsubishi, Multione, Multitrack, Mustang, New Holland, Nissan, Orenstein & Koppel (O&K), Owatonna, P & H, Patriot, Pettibone, Polaris, Posi-Track, Powertrack, Rayco, Roadmax, Rockstar, Roto, Samsung, Scattrak, Schaeff, SDLG, Sky Trak, Sumitomo, Swinger, Takeuchi, TCM, Terex, Terramite, Thomas, Toyota, Traverse Lift, Trojan, Up-Right, Venieri, VME, Volvo, Wabco, Waldon, Weimar, Yale, Yanmar, Zeppelin, Zettelmeyer and machines made by Harsco, Kershaw, Colmar, RailMax, Nordco and Plasser.

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Arrived at Dymax in 1997 along with his father Clark. Grew up in and around the Balderson Inc. offices and plant in Wamego, Kansas. Scott brings to Dymax international business experience, as well as valuable lessons learned from his father and grandfather about customer service, straight forward business dealings and attention to details.

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Joined Balderson Inc. in 1970 after spending his childhood surrounded by the ever present family business. He became president of the company in 1982, a position he held until his resignation January 1, 1996. During that time Balderson Inc. grew to be one of the largest suppliers of specialty attachments in the world. He purchased controlling interest in Dymax in March, 1997, where he can be found most days doing everything from answering sales calls to planning future growth.

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John joined Dymax in 2016. A Kansas native, John grew up working on the family farm near Lecompton, KS. He became a certified Diesel Mechanic in 1998. He spent time as a welder before joining Sauer-Danfoss in Lawrence, KS. At Danfoss John learned all about hydraulic motors, pumps and troubleshooting complex hydraulic systems. He eventually became one of the leading Engineering Technicians for Danfoss. John most recently worked on robotic automation systems and served as maintenance coordinator for Big Heart Pet Brands in Topeka, Kansas.Troubleshooting is his middle name!

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John Parry joined the Dymax team in late 2001. John has a lengthy background in manufacturing that dates back to 1978 when he joined Balderson Inc. With experience in welding, fabricating and manufacturing scheduling, John understands the importance of high quality and customer satisfaction. John heads up the Product Support department and has a knack for making sure things get done right.

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