The purpose of Railcar Retarders is to hold cars into position for loading or unloading product.
Calbrandt manufactures three types of Railcar Retarders:
The Bar Retarder is used in applications with no grade but still require the car to be stable.
Designed to hold cars in place only.
Will not hold against a grade.
LOW DOG RETARDERS
The Low Dog Retarder is capable of holding up to 60,000 pounds of force
on a downhill grade.
Designed to hold cars against a grade.
If placed on both sides of railcar, it will hold up to 30,000 pounds per side or 60,000 pounds total.
The Axle retarder is capable of holding up to 60,000 pounds of force on a downhill grade.