• Used to stabilize the railcar with no grade.

• Designed to hold railcars in place. Bar retarders are most often used in conjunction with a railcar indexer. Indexer spots the railcar and the retarder secures it as the indexer lets go and retrieves to hook up to the next car.

• 7,500 lbs. holding force if empty railcar.

• 45,000 lbs. holding force if low dog retarder is on one side of fully loaded railcar.

• 60,000 lbs. holding force if low dog retarder is on both sides of fully loaded railcar.


• 1200 and 1800 ft/lbs. – torque at 30 rpm.

• Walk behind, riding, or remote control models.

• Power or manual traverse.

• 180 degree swing to service two tracks.


• One way or reversing.

• Bogie or axel pushers.

• Move one to 100 cars.

• PLC controlled.

• Moving speed of 25 to 40 fpm.