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Zephir® Electric Railcar Movers Trackmobile

Zephir Offers the Largest Range of Innovative Solutions Zephir® electric railcar movers for railway material handling, logistics for large in-plant rail operations, and shunting for Transit / Metro that offers distinctive and personalized proposals to promote the efficiency and success for environmentally sensitive customers worldwide. Moving railcars is critical to your business’s productivity, so the reliability of your railcar spotting vehicles cannot be second-rate. Zephir partners with leading service companies in North America to ensure our customers receive the best parts and service in the industry. Many of these are Trackmobile distributors, who stock critical replacement parts locally and dispatch factory trained service technicians from locations near you. These factory trained service technicians can also perform any recommended preventative maintenance to help ensure your new Zephir product has years of reliable operation and limited downtime. Ideal for Workshop, Staging, and Environmentally Sensitive Applications When Clean Diesel engines are not an option, Zephir offers the largest line of electric railcar movers in North America. Ranging from 3,475 lbf. of drawbar pull  to 35,970 lbf., Zephir has you covered. Since 1969, Zephir has designed and manufactured railcar movers to safely, efficiently, and economically move railcars in  a wide range of applications. Innovating the first battery powered (Electric Range) model in 1991, Zephir offers versatility and reliability along with the latest technology that conforms to the highest industry standards. Zephir has been the European leader in the production of road-rail railcar movers for more than 40 years.  Offering the widest range of electric railcar movers enables Zephir to guarantee top quality vehicle performance. Zephir has produced thousands of machines over its nearly 40-year history with many still in operation all over the world, in every possible environment and type of logistic and industrial application. Specializing in solutions designed to meet the needs of customers with a vast array of national standards and regulations since 1969, Zephir has a unique ability to deliver best-in-class railcar movement equipment solutions that customers count on.  

LEAF® Low-Emission Locomotives Trackmobile

Modern Technology for Efficient Switching Created specifically for port, mining, industrial in-plant, and commercial yard switching (shunting) applications, the Railserve LEAF® Low-Emission Locomotive maximizes tractive effort while minimizing fuel costs and emissions. What is a low-emission locomotive? The term hybrid refers to the type of engines used to provide power to the wheels of the locomotive. Where a conventional locomotive would use one large (typically 1,500 hp to 3,000+ hp) diesel electric engine, the hybrid uses one to three smaller, modern, ultra-low emissions, diesel electric engines to provide the power. A computer controls this set of smaller engines for maximum efficiency — starting and stopping each engine as needed for the power require More Efficient by Design Genset locomotives are also equipped with advanced control logic that increases tractive effort by about 15% tightly controlling the wheel RPM and ground speed. The improvement in tractive effort further reduces the need for additional horsepower. The long-term fuel savings from a genset, when compared to a conventional locomotive, can be quite remarkable. Most genset locomotives are programmed to shutdown after the locomotive has not moved for five minutes, thus greatly reducing idle time. Start times for the genset are also much shorter than a conventional locomotive. A genset can be re-started at the push of a button, while the conventional locomotive engine has a lengthy 30 minute startup process. Environmentally Friendly The engines used in modern gensets emit 80+% less NOx from the fuel that is burned. Further, because they are more fuel efficient, they reduce the CO2 emissions dramatically. Each gallon of diesel that is burned yields 22.4 lbs of CO2. Thus, if a genset locomotive replaces a conventional diesel locomotive, the 50% fuel savings will often generate over 250,000 lbs less CO2. The lower fuel consumption of a genset greatly reduces the NOx emissions and will usually meet EPA Tier 3 emission standards for diesel powered locomotives. This is why genset locomotives are considered "green and clean." Gensets vary in cost, but some models are known to be comparable in price to an older, 30 to 40-year-old locomotive. Gensets however, meet more stringent EPA standards and have more readily available parts than older locomotives. All this combined with the fuel savings make genset locomotives a great choice for most yard switching applications and certain short line or line haul operations. Ten Years of Proven Performance Today, most of the early issues with gensets—such as slow loading, software glitches, electrical problems, and parts availability—have been all but eliminated by manufacturers who have studied and resolved the underlying causes. Railserve LEAF Program Manager T.J. Mahoney says railroads and industrial users looking to upgrade their switchers should reevaluate technical advances using the latest data to see if modern gensets are an appropriate addition to their current fleet. Railserve—both a switching company and manufacturer of the LEAF locomotive—has committed to not only producing and selling gensets, but has also outfitted its nationwide switching locations with more than 50 of its own single-engine and dual-engine LEAF locomotives. Consequently, the success of Railserve’s own rail operation depends on the success of these units, as do the operations of its locomotive customers. According to Mahoney, every LEAF deployed in the last nine to 10 years is still going strong, and Railserve’s knowledge base related to service and repair has been made fully available to all its customers.  “Railserve has made a long-term commitment to the LEAF platform and provides complete lifecycle support for all LEAF units,” said Mahoney. There is now more than 10 years of data on LEAF genset performance, and Mahoney says the most recent numbers demonstrate that the genset is a powerful, reliable, and sustainable switching locomotive. “These are genset locomotives created specifically for industrial in-plant and commercial yard switching. When they are used in that environment, we’ve seen our Railserve LEAF units efficiently pull 45 to 70 railcars up to 10 mph, cut NOx by 92 percent, and particulates by 99 percent. The LEAF saves 45–60 percent on fuel and reduces lubricant use by 80 percent." ~T.J. Mahoney.   Find out if a LEAF® locomotive is right for your rail operation. Contact Gordon Russell today to learn more about the Railserve LEAF® Locomotive — manufactured by a rail-switching leader.  

Client Testimonials Trackmobile

Here’s what people are saying:    “The Trackmobile is basically the key to our operation. Without it, we can’t work or move the volume we need to move that day. If our equipment doesn’t work and we’re down, it’s a significant loss.” – Brad Ross, Logistics Manager, Abengoa Bioenerg “Our downtime has been very minimal. I’ve been here 6 years and we probably lost about 5 hours on the Titan. The Titan has gone over its expectations.” – Rod Cochran, Logistics Operator, Abengoa Bioenergy “Our partners that we deal with everyday are the oil and gas business. If we have any type of glitch that stops that flow, it will shut down the entire gas plant. Rail is 100% in this plant. We are very happy with Trackmobile and have been happy with them all along. We decided on the Titan, to continue our success.” – Dave Puddell, Plant Superintendent, Enersul “The Titan is not only a muscle machine, but it has all the options from easy ride, automatic sanding systems, traction controls; the machine has just excelled to that next level that just makes it so much easier for our operators to run it.” “The Titan has given us all the pulling capacity for what we need to do.” – Dave Puddell, Plant Superintendent, Enersul “It’s a newer piece of equipment and is really easy to operate. It doesn’t take much [to operate it]. All the upgrades they’ve done, has made life a lot easier. It does everything we need it to do. I would recommend a Trackmobile to anybody.” – Wayne Crawford, Shift Foreman, Enersul “Our track have a really high grade to them, especially when you have to spot these cars because you have to go down so far. You really need everything to be working for pulling them in and putting them back down.” – Wayne Crawford, Shift Foreman, Enersul “The Titan has given us all the pulling capacity for what we need to do. The Trackmobile’s track record has always been proven to us, so there is no reason I would deviate. I would highly recommend it to anyone.” – Dave Puddell, Plant Superintendent, Enersul “We have a deadline once our rail arrives, to be completed loading the train within 48 hours. We cannot have anything that can hinder us from getting that accomplishment done. The unit has performed exactly as we expected it to do. We are very happy.” – Dave Puddell, Plant Superintendent, Enersul

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