New Mid-Atlantic Rail King full-service distributor

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Houston, Tex.-based Stewart & Stevenson Manufacturing Technologies, a Kirby Corp. company, has entered into an agreement with Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. of Maple Shade, N.J. naming Eastern Lift as the sole authorized dealership to market, sell and service Rail King® railcar movers within the Mid-Atlantic region.

Stewart & Stevenson manufactures five Rail King® models that feature side-mount or full-width cabs with dual direction controls, road wheels and rail wheels for easy mobility on tracks and roadways, a patented cushion coupler system, and an enclosed, insulated cab with 360-degree visibility for operator safety and efficiency. The three side-mount cab models offer tractive effort ratings of up to 46,550 pounds; the two full-width cab models offer tractive effort ratings of up to 49,250 pounds The G6, Rail King’s newest unit, provides up to 50,000 pounds of tractive effort.

“Stewart & Stevenson is pleased to have Eastern Lift Truck join the Rail King family as the authorized dealer representing the Rail King product line in the Northeast,” said CEO and President E. M. (Max) Hengst, Jr. “Eastern Lift is a financially strong company well known throughout the area for providing excellent customer service. We look forward to this outstanding partnership, combining the Rail King’s reputation for tough and dependable equipment with Eastern Lift’s first-class service organization generating a win-win for our customers.”

“We are honored to partner with Stewart & Stevenson to represent Rail King,” said Eastern Lift Truck Co. Owner and President Dan Pruitt. “Their railcar movers have long been recognized as being the best in the industry, and we are excited to bring the full line of rail products to our customers.”

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