Brookville rolls out flat mining car

Brookville Equipment is now taking orders for its latest mining product, its new flat car.

The 26-foot-long, 13-ton flat deck can hold up to 20 tons with the ability to negotiate 20-ft. horizontal and 150-ft. vertical turns. The company said the new release was developed over the last year with the collaboration of its mining customers.

Standard features include a smooth plate deck surface, a solid axle wheelset for durability, improved 20-foot curve negotiation and a sealed bearing for harsh operating conditions. It also has an adjustable coupler height to meet customer needs from 9.5 to 13.5 inches from the top of rail, and it is compatible with and uses standard Willison-style 25-in. shank couplers.

Optional features include a draft gear and a diamond plate deck.

“Brookville remains committed to serving its mining customers through the development of new, reliable products, adding value to the hardworking crews in a critical industry,” said company president Rick Graham.

“Beyond the tangible value and utility, a reliable flat car can add to the maintenance and operation of a mine, developing fleets of flat cars for our mining customers will simplify lifecycle management, with Brookville capable of serving as a single source of aftermarket support for rail fleets in the industry.”

Brookville and Blackhawk Mining tested the pilot unit at one of Blackhawk’s mining locations, which will include onsite testing and validation. The rigorous testing process is currently underway and will continue over the next few months.

The company is currently accepting orders for 2024 deliveries.

Source: Brookville