FTS Launching Battery-Operated Spike Driver

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
The SpikeForce will operate using a standard, off-the-shelf Milwaukee drill, but it will have the capability to dock two batteries on the tool at once, allowing for increased production. Pictured is Peter Bartek, President of FTS, with the new SpikeForce.

The SpikeForce will operate using a standard, off-the-shelf Milwaukee drill, but it will have the capability to dock two batteries on the tool at once, allowing for increased production. Pictured is Peter Bartek, President of FTS, with the new SpikeForce.

Focused Technology Solutions (FTS) will introduce the SpikeForce, a battery-operated spike driver that complements its popular SpikeEase spike puller, in mid-November.

The SpikeForce from FTS, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Co., will operate using a standard, off-the-shelf Milwaukee battery-powered drill, similar to other FTS tools. But it will have the capability to dock two batteries on the tool at once, allowing for increased production—an advancement from other FTS battery-operated tools, according to the company.

When paired with the SpikeEase spike puller, the SpikeForce will “completely eliminate the need for the claw bar, as well as hydraulic fluid, hoses and generators,” the company added.

“The SpikeForce is going to change the railroad industry like no other tool has,” Peter Bartek, President of FTS, said. “With the amount of money rail yards are going to save from potential injuries, the purchasing of hydraulics/gas and the waste that is generated from those fluids, it’s a no-brainer.”

“Wish we had a few of those SpikeForce tools!”

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