High capacity, random railcar operation
- With a section of the end rings omitted, the crescent dumper, sometimes referred to as C-frame, allows the positioner to move straight through the dumper barrel.
- Dumper rotation is close to its own center of gravity providing faster duty cycles.
- Crescent dumpers employ a high degree of automation, and provide local interface for the operator uncoupling and re-coupling the cars.
- The crescent style dumper is commonly used with a tandem barrel configuration unloading two railcars at a time.
- More efficient handling of random railcars; including the ability to eject the previously emptied car without any possibility of the two cars re-coupling.
- Higher capacity in random train operations due to faster duty cycles.
- Saves time in uncoupling and re-coupling every railcar in the set when tandem barrel configurations are used.
- More flexibility in handling varying sizes of railcars.
How it works
The crescent design dumper rotates the railcar near to its own center of gravity for discharge into a hopper below rail level. The major advantage is that, with a section of end rings omitted, the railcar positioner is permitted to move through the dumper barrel, promoting a more efficient handling of random cars.