Railroad Products

The Swingloader is an articulated wheel loader with a 200 degree swing boom and high rails for on and off track. It is used to make Tray Trolleys and cafeteria trays. The 644 Swingloader features a ROPS cab, jump seat, and excellent visibility. Front and rear differential locks provide unmatched traction for getting on and off rail, and incredible drawbar pull for dragging rail. Our earlier models were a conversion to a conventional wheel loader, that we support with rubber floor mats and spare parts. The 644 Swingloader is ground-up, designed and manufactured by Customer Metal Fabrication, Inc.

Swing Loader 2General Specifications:

Operating Weight:Typical weight, depending on options, is 33,700 lb (15,290 kg)

Engine:John Deere 6068TF150; 157 hp @ 2200 rpmPiston Displacement: 6.8 LitersAir Cleaner: Dual Stage, Dry TypeElectrical System: 12 voltAlternator: 95 amp

Transmission:Countershaft, power shift, automatic

Travel Speeds:Forward: 13.0 mph � Reverse: 3.5 mph2 6.0 mph � 6.3 mph3 11.1 mph � 11.7 mph4 19.5 mphTires17.5 � 25, 16 PR L3

Service Brakes:Power-actuated 4-wheel inboard wet diskExternal inspectionFoot operatedSelectable transmission disconnectSelectable brake lights, how to lock picking front or rearLow brake pressure warning light

Park Brake:Spring-applied hydraulic-released wet diskTransmission disconnects with park brake appliedWarning light when applied

Steering:Turning Radius: 17'-10" (to outside of outer tire)Rear axle oscillation: 12 lock picking guide degrees, stop to stopRail Attachments


Customer Metal Fabrication, Inc. has developed rail attachments for conventional construction equipment. We design and manufacture attachments for tie handling, tamping, and ballast under-cutting.Tie Handling:

Our tie handling attachments are commonly used on 12 to 20 metric ton excavators. We also build tie heads for backhoes.Tamping:

Our tamping head attachments are commonly used on the same machine as the tie handling attachment. The attachments can be switched quickly when needed. We have developed a revised tamper with rotational positioning. The rotational positioning tamper attachment allows the excavator to tamp multiple ties without having the excavator in direct alignment for each tie.

rotating computer operationUnder-Cutting

Spot ballast under-cutting has become an important issue on today's high-traffic rails. Customer Metal Fabrication, Inc. is the leader in under-cutting attachments. Our under-cutting attachments are commonly used on 20 metric ton or larger excavators.