Battery-powered railcar mover

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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DJ Products RailCarCaddy.

DJ Products has just released the RailCarCaddy Rail Car Mover, a battery powered, compact mover “that makes moving railcars weighing up to 200,000 pounds entirely effortless, safer and easier,” the company says.

The RailCarCaddy, DJ Products notes, “revolutionizes the way railcars are moved in and around rail terminals, repair shops and maintenance yards. At less than 10% of the cost of a traditional railcar mover, the battery powered RailCarCaddy makes the movement of railcars easier, more efficient and less expensive than ever before.”

The RailCarCaddy is fitted with a coupler that quickly attaches to a car. With a turn of the RailCarCaddy’s variable-speed twist-grip handle, workers are able to “safely and effortlessly” guide cars to their desired locations. The low-speed, high-torque design of the RailCarCaddy, with adjustable acceleration and braking, allows workers to move railcars “safely and precisely.”

“Many rail companies are finding that DJ Products’ RailCarCaddy Rail Car Mover is great for indoor use,” the company says. “It’s one of the few battery-powered movers on the market, and can be safely used in a warehouse all day long without any concerns about emissions or ventilation.”

With 20 years in the business of making movers, DJ Products’ new RailCarCaddy is “fresh with innovation and backed with two decades of experience in the industry,” the company notes. “At a fraction of the cost of other movers, the RailCarCaddy is designed to be used eight hours a day, seven days a week.”

DJ Products says it is “known for its service and customization abilities. All of DJ Products’ movers are made completely in the U.S. in Little Falls, Minn., to fit each customer’s individual needs.”

To learn more about the RailCarCaddy Rail Car Mover and DJ Products’ wide variety of movers, visit or contact the company by phone at 800-686-2651.

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