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Railcar Gate Openers

Welcome to the WORKMASTER™ Rail Car Gate Openers. This is the most complete line of gate openers available today. A selection of 7 different models enables you to purchase a reliable, safety oriented opener suitable for your application even if the number of hopper cars unloaded is low, your energy source is undersized, or your budget is limited.

Description: WORKMASTER™ Gate Openers help prevent worker injuries that result from opening or closing gates to make work sites safer, better, and more productive.

Models:
  • GO-M04 Manual Gate Opener

    Generates 400 ft-lbs of torque output
    A portable, compact, economical gate opener.
    • Includes drive fitting with pin and ring retainer, heavy duty carrying case, and ratchet maintenance kit

  • GO-M3 Manual Gate Opener

    Generates 3200 ft-lbs of torque output with 173 ft-lbs torque input
    A portable, compact, manual torque multiplier gate opener.
    • Low impact torque enables one worker to safely and easily generate the job required torque
    • Built in anti-backlash torque holding device to maintain input torque when using ratchet wrench drive tool
    • Precision machined capstan drive fitting
    • Controlled shear protects against overloading
    • Versatile power input accepts either a manual or non-impacting power driven input
    • Lightweight, portable, virtually noiseless

  • GO-A2 Pneumatic Gate Opener

    Generates 1750 ft-lbs of torque output at 90 p.s.i.
    Suitable for these railcar unloading operations:
    • High tensile aluminum cast housing to withstand rugged use and operator conditions
    • Heavy-duty drive fitting accommodates railcar's capstan
    • Smooth controlled force to facilitate steady gate opening
    • Hand-held control valve enables operators to easily and safely open or close gate from 6" away
    • Operates at less than 92 dBA to accommodate noise restrictions
    • Operates at only 18 cfm at 90 psi to provide energy efficient force output at constant RPM
    • Lightweight and portable

  • GO-A3-PW Pivot Wheel Pneumatic Gate Opener

    Generates 1750 ft-lbs of torque output at 90 p.s.i.
    A wheeled cart, manually height adjustable, heavy-duty, gear driven, air powered gate opener. Pivot wheels for traveling capstans.
    • Adjustable height handle
    • On board filter, regulator with gauge, and lubricator
    • Heavy-duty drive fitting accommodates railcar's capstan
    • Self contained, slide away outriggers simplifies and safely counterbalances torque reaction
    • Operates at less than 83 dBA to accommodate noise restrictions
    • Operates at only 18.5 cfm at 90 psi to provide energy efficient force output at constant RPM
    • One worker positioning and operation to enable greater productivity

*Traveling gate mechanisms only


  • GO-A8-PW Pivot Wheel Pneumatic Gate Opener

    Generates 13000 ft-lbs of torque output at 90 p.s.i.
    A wheeled cart, air powered hopper car gate opener with pneumatic control and pivot wheel advantages for traveling capstans. Impact driven, self regulating with no torque reaction.
    • Ergonomically positioned controls to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue
    • Precision machined capstan drive fitting
    • Height adjustable forks
    • Self regulating, no reaction torque to open even the most jammed gates
    • Precise weight distribution to provide excellent balance and control to maximize safety
    • Air powered pin lock pivot wheels that rotate smoothly into position
    • Auto lubricated to reduce maintenance
    • Heavy duty pivot/steering mechanisms with steel guard protection and easy to access grease fittings to provide easy routine maintenance

* Traveling gate mechanisms only


  • GO-A13-HA Height Adjustable Pneumatic Gate Opener

    Generates 13000 ft-lbs of torque output at 85 p.s.i.
    A wheeled cart, air powered hopper car gate opener with pneumatic control of both height adjustment and pivot wheel advantages for traveling capstans.
    Impact driven, self regulating with no reaction torque.
    • Ergonomically positioned controls to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue
    • Precision machined capstan drive fitting
    • Heavy-duty, cushioned air cylinders to enable thousands of lever controlled adjustment cycles
    • Self regulating, no reaction torque to open even the most jammed gate
    • Precise weight distribution to provide excellent balance and control to maximize safety
    • Air powered pin lock pivot wheels that rotate smoothly into position
    • Auto lubricated to reduce maintenance
    • Air powered driver motor and control provides instant start/stop operation

* Traveling gate mechanisms only


  • GO-E2 Electric Gate Opener *

    Generates 2000 ft-lbs of torque at 230/460VAC/3PH/60HZ.
    A beam-mount with rolling carriage, heavy duty, pendant controlled electric powered hopper car gate opener with telescoping driveshaft. 5 Hp opener which runs at a constant speed of 34 rpm.
    • Driveshaft telescopes 40" to 82" and angles 50 degrees vertical and horizontal to accommodate both traveling gate mechanisms and varied height gates; meets high torque, long life, and ease of maintenance requirements
    • Precision machined capstan drive fitting will last through hundreds of gate openings
    • Pushbutton controlled motor starter up to 20' from rail car gate enables instantaneous forward/reverse jog of gear motor to open stubborn gates
    • Rolling carriage available to locate and lockdown the opener directly opposite every gate anywhere along unloading site
    • One worker operation enables greater productivity
    • High quality gearing provides low noise, low maintenance, and high durability. Operates at 66 dBA
    • Easy lift, manual height adjustments to compensate for different height gates or variations in unloading site docks or platforms.

* Rolling carriage beam mount assembly shown is extra
* Specify voltage needed for control box when ordering

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