Metso Full portfolio Railcar dumper system upgrades
Metso  Railcar dumper system upgrades

Railcar dumper system upgrades

Significantly improve reliability, maintenance efficiency, and safety

Whether old or new, we can help bring your railcar dumper system to the next level. We have a wide variety of upgrades available to get your railcar dumper performing like a modern-day machine and the services to keep your operation up and running.

Why upgrade your railcar dumper?

Safety & reliability

Superior safety with fewer repairs and maintenance, lower noise, less spillage and a cleaner environment.

Lower environmental impact

Retrofits and refurbishments significantly reduce raw material consumption when compared with the procurement of new equipment.

OEM quality, warranty & support

Unmatched parts quality with standard factory warranty and dedicated local support.

Incorporating modern technology without major investment

As an OEM, Metso has been designing equipment, parts, and retrofit solutions for railcar dumpers since 1905. We’ve combined the best features from our industry-leading legacy brands with modern technology and sustainability to bring innovative and reliable solutions. With the use of advanced engineering tools, we ensure accurate and high-quality manufacturing that meet Metso’s strict standards and tolerances.

Whether you want to improve maintenance efficiency, safety, or equipment reliability, we have you covered. Discover our range of custom-engineered upgrades for your:

  • Dumper cage and clamp
  • Trunnion assemblies
  • Drive units and hydraulic systems
  • Electrical, instrumentation, and controls
Low-profile wheel gripper

Improve time cycles, increase production capacity and provide a safe working environment with low-profile wheel grippers. The design requires minimal civil excavation and less installation downtime and provides greater wagon control and increased production at lower cost.

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Low-profile wheel gripper
Metso railcar dumper cage and clamps
Railcar dumper cage & clamps

Extend the life of your railcar dumper by upgrading to rolled T end rings. Protect your equipment and rolling stock by conversion to breakaway blocking car clamps, UHMW wear strips on your blocking and addition/upgrade of buffers for railcar dumper rotation.

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Railcar dumper trunnion assemblies

Upgrade to a dual, triple or quad wheel trunnion design to increase your end ring, rail, and trunnion wheel life. Innovative design minimizes downtime through quicker and safer maintenance.

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Metso railcar trunnion assemblies upgrades
Metso Railcar dumper drive units and hydraulic systems upgrades
Railcar dumper drive & hydraulic units

Improve your railcar dumper safety and availability with drive and hydraulic upgrades. Options include raising dumper drive units to track level, converting to dual drives, installing a spindle operated dumper latch, relocating hydraulic manifolds and check valves to the rear side of the dumper, and moving hydraulic power units off-board.

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Electrical, instrumentation & controls

From upgrading individual sensors to a complete electrical, instrumentation and controls (EI&C) package, many upgrade options exist to maximize throughput and ensure smoother operation. Improve railcar dumper system diagnostics and/or make advanced controls more operator friendly.

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Industry-leading & legacy brands

  • Metso
  • Svedala
  • Dravo
  • McDowell Wellman
  • McNally Wellman
  • Mukand McNally
  • Strachan & Henshaw
  • Stephens Adamson

Railcar components and parts



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