Bintzler Incorporated Rail Wheel Cleaner, US Pat.#5,991,952. This unit
is in use by many different freight rail companies across the country.
The purpose is to clean contaminates from the wheels of rail cars prior
to entering the master retarders in the hump yards. It eliminates
contaminates affecting the retarder's braking function. The unit can be
either air or electric actuation, however the brush drives are 10 hp
electric motors. The entire unit comes complete, mounted on 7- 10"
x 10" x 10' retarder ties with 19'-6" of rail, ready to set in
the line. Standard rail size is 136# A. R. E. A., but any size desired
can be accommodated.
brushes need to be adjusted for wear periodically. This is most
easily accomplished using the Brush Adjustment Gage shown here.
The gage can be customized for any situation, in any hump yard.
This can be purchased separately, or as an accessory with a wheel
is a guard Bintzler Inc. developed as a solution for thread damage on
the AAA Model 81 retarder adjusting bolts. Thread damage caused mainly
by air line couplers striking the threads and peening the threads down.
This creates maintenance difficulties, and increased costs because of
replacing the bolts. The guard has two cam type hold-downs which open up
to slip over the casting, swing up to lock in place and a pin is
inserted to hold the guard in place. These can be installed, and/or
removed in a matter of a few seconds, without the use of any tools.
Inc. also manufactures a line of retarder brake shoe racks. Shown here
are a two shelf unit, and a three shelf unit. However, these can be
designed and manufactured with any modifications to these designs as the
customer desires. Both units have a load capacity of 1500# to 2000# per
shelf. The three shelf unit also has a solid plate top, middle, and
bottom shelf for storage of items shorter than the spread.