R-490 Railgear


G & B Specialties Model R-490 is applicable to the International CV 515 along with the Silverado 4500HD / 5500HD / 6500HD chassis’ up to 23,500 lbs GVWR. This 100% duty cycle railgear was designed to meet the task at hand. Proven “Cushion-Ride” suspension provides ride quality , reduced vibration through the vehicle frame, less component stress, and constant rail wheel to rail contact. No railgear adjustments are required for varying loads. With Rafna-Cushion-Ride Railgear, there are no limits imposed. If the vehicle can support the load, so can the railgear. Rafna R-490 Railgear has two hydraulic cylinders on both the front and rear units, providing power to spare under full vehicle capacity. On rail, the vehicle’s front wheels are raised a minimum of 2” above the rail head and the vehicle axle is hydraulically locked in place.

Standard Features:

  • Cushion-Ride Rubber Suspension
  • PTO Application
  • Rail Sweeps Front and Rear
  • Grease Fittings at All Wear Points
  • Protective Bellows Over All Inner Guide Tubes
  • Hydraulic Operating Valves on the Front and Rear Units


  • Hydraulic Locking System, Front and Rear
  • Built-In Derail Skids
  • Mechanical Steering Wheel Lock
  • Full Track Circuit Insulation (All Four Wheels)
  • Corrosion Resistant; Long Life Fasteners

Optional Features:

  • Electric/Hydraulic Brake Package with Exterior Composite Brake Shoes (Available in 2 or 4 Wheels)
  • 12V DC Pump and Reservoir for Hydraulic System
  • Custom Gauges/Features etc. Available upon request

Vehicle Classification:

Vehicle Applications:

  • GVWR 23,500 lbs MAX
  • GAWR (Front) – 8,000 lbs
  • GAWR (Rear) – 15,500 lbs
  • 2019 & Up International CV 515
  • 2019 & Up Silverado 4500HD-6500HD
  • 4X2/4X4
  • Gas/Diesel

Wheels: R-490

  • Material Forged Steel
  • Tread 10” Diameter
  • Flange 12-1/4” Diameter
  • Bearings HD Tapered Roller

Installed Weight R-490

  • Total 1,210 lbs
  • Front 670 lbs
  • Rear 540 lbs