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important because these units are huge.
It's a breakthrough in the way you can
see around the unit."
The cameras feature a positioning
system that allows the operator of the
unit to mount it on the rail easier and
faster, much like playing a video game,
Young adds. "If you are an operator,
there's a lot of maneuvering," he says.
"So the easier the cameras are to use,
the more efficient the operator will be,
saving time and money. That's really
big when you're in the transportation
business ... We made it a standard
feature on every new unit we sell today.
Safety is so important."
// Trackmobile strives to develop products

Gaining Traction
Another one of the company's new products with pending patents is Ad-Trac,
which complements its Titan product.
"It's a third axle with a special proprietary tire that raises or lowers on the
railhead," Young says. "It helps provide
up to 15 percent more tractive effort
when the machine needs it. The hardest
thing in any railroad application is to get
going ... This is also a first in the industry." The unit automatically detects and
activates when additional tractive effort
is needed.
Though the technology is not uncommon in the industry, Trackmobile also
introduced a new telematics system this
year. It gives the user accurate and timely information on machine utilization,
equipment health, impact detection
and other valuable data. It also assists
with proactive maintenance, service
cost reduction, remote inspection and
security. The remote telematics monitoring system alerts its user via e-mails
and text in the event of an urgent maintenance matter.
"It's a system that helps our customers
understand the operational health of a
Trackmobile remotely," Young says. "It
connects to a cellular network or a satel-

that enforce safety and help save operators
time and money.

lite and it communicates regular updates.
Users can also log onto a website and
see their unit's location and operational
health such as its utilization."
The telematics and Safe-T-Vue
camera systems are standard on current
models but can be added to models built
as far back as 2006.
Some of Trackmobile's other standard
enhancements include on-board train
air control, built-in diagnostics and joystick controls. Popular options include

the remote control, MAX-Trac traction control and MAX-Tran automatic
weight transfer systems.
Trackmobile is a Georgia-based
Marmon Group/Berkshire Hathaway
Company. It is known as the founding innovator and leading manufacturer of the
bi-modal railcar mover with more than
11,000 sold globally. The company created the railcar switching and movement
category in 1948 as a solution to specific
customer needs in railcar switching.
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