R-650 Railgear


G & B Specialties Model R-650 railgear is designed for vehicles up to 39,000 lbs GVWR. Both rotating and vertical front railgear units are available. Rotating rear railgear is standard. The R-650 uses 12” diameter cast or forged steel wheels with heavy duty tapered roller bearings. Proven “CushionRide” 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. The Rafna R650 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 3” above the rail head and the vehicle axle is hydraulically or manually locked in place, and all four rail wheels provide full track circuit isolation.

Standard Features:

  • Cushion-Ride Rubber Suspension
  • Automatic Locking System
  • PTO Pump Application
  • Built-In Derail Skids
  • Rail Sweeps Front and Rear
  • Grease Fittings at All Wear Points


  • Full Track Circuit Insulation (All Four Wheels)
  • Rotating Railgear is Standard
  • Protective Bellows Over All Inner Guide Tubes
  • Mechanical Steering Wheel Lock
  • Hydraulic Operating Valves on Front and Rear Units
  • Corrosion Resistant; Long Life Fasteners

Optional Features:

  • Electric/Hydraulic Package with Exterior Composite
  • Brake Shoes. Available in 2 or 4 Wheels
  • Rotating and Vertical Front Railgear Units Available
  • Hydraulically or Manually Operated Vehicle Front Axle
  • Lock, to Support Front Tires Above Rail.

Vehicle Classification:

Vehicle Applications:

  • GVWR 39,000 lbs MAX
  • GAWR (Front) – 15,600 lbs
  • GAWR (Rear) – 23,400 lbs
  • Freightliner
  • International
  • GMC

Wheels: R-650

  • Material Cast or Forged Steel
  • Tread 12” Diameter
  • Flange 14-1/4” Diameter
  • Bearings HD Tapered Roller
  • Grease Cap w/ Vent

Installed Weight R-650

  • Total 2,600 lbs
  • Front 1,300 lbs
  • Rear 1,300 lbs