KYC 550

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Side mounted plow “wings” gather and bring the waste from the shoulders closer to the track.

KYC 550

Mounted in front, scarifiers break up the compacted, encrusted material on the track and the shoulders.

KYC 550

The folding conveyor option allows for safer transportation by road.

KYC 550

The pivoting coveyor allows for waste deposit in front or to either side of the machine.

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The KYC 550 can be conveniently transported by truck.

Technical Specs

  • Length
    61’-6” (18693mm)
  • Width- work
    10’-8” (3249mm)
  • Width- w/ plows
    10’-8” (3249mm)
  • Height- work
    15’-4” (4672mm)
  • Height- travel
    14’-6” (4420mm)
  • Weight
    68,000 lbs.(31T)
  • Wheelbase
    14’-11” (4544mm)
  • Wh. diameter
    28" (711mm)
  • Specification Sheet PDF

Machine Description

Knox Kershaw Yard Cleaner, Model KYC 550 clears track and shoulders as well as space between the track on multitrack lines including points and crossings. The KYC 550 Yard Cleaner is capable of sweeping and loading up to 2.66 cubic yards of waste material per minute. After a single pass, the track, including fasteners, is completely cleared of any unwanted material. The machine is capable of clearing the entire tie width as well as shoulders for total path width of just under 15 feet.

Power Unit:
Cummins QSB6.7, 240 hp, Tier 3 engine with electronic engine warning system and external oil drain. 4-7/16” solid steel-alloy axles, all 4-wheel drive. Air brakes applied to all wheels. Additional air system for optional tag axle brakes. An arrangement of a hydrostatic, pressure compensated, and gear pumps supply the propel, valve banks, and motors throughout the machine with adequate flow and pressure.
Cab:
Climate controlled cab features ergonomically configured controls and safety glass windows. Cab is sealed and sound insulated. For the safety of the operator, a comfortable seat, seat belt, electric wiper, air horn, rear view windows, west coast mirrors, travel lights and four side work lights are standard. Cab tilts to the side for transportation by road.
Pickup System:
Hydraulically driven broom with 45” diameter reel is equipped with solid rubber elements 2” in diameter and 18” in length. Waste material is swept onto the elevator and dumped into the hopper. Then the material is transferred onto the waste conveyor and loaded into a coupled car, hopper, gondola, truck or simply deposited onto the wayside on either side of the machine.
Scarifier and Plow:
Mounted in front, scarifiers break up the compacted, encrusted material on the track and the shoulders. Side mounted plow “wings” gather and bring the waste from the shoulders closer to the track where it can be picked up by the broom.
Options
Dust suppression/water misting system. Rear tandem axle with road tires to allow the Yard Cleaner to travel as a trailer behind a regular tractor. Folding conveyor allows for safer road travel.