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Our easily transportable stabilizer

The PTS dynamic track stabilizer has been a firm feature of maintenance strategies all over the world for almost 40 years. The positive effect of this technology on the durability of the track geometry has been proven in various studies. In this brochure, we will present numerous detail improvements we have made to the PTS90C.

Loaded on a highway trailer

The weight of the PTS90C has been reduced. Moreover, the counterweights with 3,100 pounds each, providing the load required for track stabilization, can be removed for transporting by truck using a crane. As a result, the machine can be easily loaded, since costs and logistics required for super loads are not needed.

Use of well proven components

The heavy duty stabilizing units are well-proven components also used on machines of the DYNACAT series or on the PTS62 stabilizers. Powered hydraulically, they can work on plain tracks and turnouts. During working operation and track travel both axles of the PTS90C are powered hydrostatically.

The PLUS+1 CANBUS control system ensures safe machine control. The sturdy control system works at temperatures of –40° F to 158° F. In the development, particular attention was paid to ergonomic design. All operating controls are incorporated in the armrests of the operator‘s seat. The monitor showing the measured values is located directly within the operator‘s field of view. Moreover, diagnostics and service data can be accessed from the workplace.

Additional cabin

A further innovation for the PTS90C is the rear cabin for reverse track travel. It is equipped with all operating controls for track travel in reverse. This ensures optimum visibility for travel in both directions. Both cabins are equipped with air-conditioning and heating and can be accessed via safe access steps.

Measuring Equipment

Near the PTS90C stabilizer units, one each non-contacting displacement sensor monitors the vertical position of the left and right rail in relation to the main frame of the machine.

One each slope sensor monitors the crosslevel/superelevation at each end of the PTS90C. It is mounted on a bridge attached to feeler rods, resting on the front and rear axles.

Additionally the work speed and the vibration frequency of the PTS90C are monitored.

During the stabilizing process, the following information is displayed on the PLC system screen:

  • Vertical displacement values of each rail
  • Crosslevel/superelevation values in front and after the PTS90C
  • Work speed and vibration frequency

Normally the track settlement is preset by applying the maximum load (down force) to the stabilizer units. If less track settlement is desired, the settlement can be manually adjusted by the operator by decreasing the down force of the stabilizer units onto the track.

Plasser Service

You are not left on your own with the new machine: Plasser provides an extensive training offer including in-house and on-site training as well as custom made training videos. In addition, 24/7 technical phone support completes the service offer.

Video Tutorial

Technical data

Length43' 9"  
Width10' 3"  
Height11' 4"  
Axle distance26' 2"  
Weight (transport)72,001 lb
Weight (working)96,801 lb
Engine Power350 HP
Travel Speed50 mph
Working Speedup to 1 mph

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