Railcar gate openers are available in many different styles but all serve the same function: to increase the speed and safety of unloading material from hopper cars. By allowing a single operator to open and close the hoppers, railcar gate openers allow even the most densely packed material to be unloaded more quickly. Available with pneumatic, electric, or manual power, AIRMATIC has a railcar gate opener that is a perfect fit for any application.

Hopper Car Gate Openers (our GOs) allow a single operator to open or close hopper car gates in a fraction of the time required with makeshift tools. With the right railcar gate opener, even solidly jammed railcar gates, the kind that put several workers into overtime, or cause railcars to be shunted to alternate tracks, are easily and quickly opened. The torque output of WORKMASTER® Gate Openers vary from 400 ft-lbs to a whopping 13,000 ft-lbs and operate at speeds from 8-RPM to 1,400-RPM for easy, fast, and safe opening of any traveling gate. With productivity gains like these, it's no wonder every company that has ever tried a WORKMASTER® Hopper Car Gate Opener has purchased -- at least -- one. WORKMASTER® Hopper Car Gate Openers (GOs) are engineered and manufactured to provide dependable, long-term service. Construction materials are chosen for their strength and durability. All Gate Openers are made from either high quality low carbon steel or high tensile aluminum alloys. Drive fittings and extensions are made from 4140 tool steel. Steel components are laser cut, and welded by AWS certified welders to meet AWS and ANSI Standards. Finishing operations include precision machining, Grade 8 fastened joints, and protective coatings such as powder coat, plating, black oxidizing or acrylic enamel paint. As you'll see, every one of our Gate Openers can make the job safer and easier.

Types of Railcar Gate Openers

Railcar Gate Openers - Pneumatic

Air-powered wheeled cart Railcar Gate Openers with control of both its pivot wheels and height adjustment. There is no faster (gates-per-shift), safer, easier-to-use, or more ruggedly built gate openers on the market.

Railcar Gate Openers - Electric

Electric powered Railcar Openers with rolling carriage, utilizing pendant controlled, instant forward / reverse action, and manual adjustment of a telescoping drive shaft and angles 50° vertical or horizontal. 

Railcar Gate Openers - Manual

Manual ratchet wrench style Railcar Gate Openers best used when budget is limited or railcar unloading is infrequent. Compact, portable and economical. Manual gate openers offer a low-cost alternative for lower volume operations. They can also serve as backup units.

Railcar Gate Openers - Battery

Battery-powered, torque-controlled, portable power tool producing up to 3000 ft-lbs of torque to open hopper car gates that are easy to moderately difficult to open.

Railcar Gate Opener Accessories

There are scores of parts and accessories available to maintain, improve, or customize gate openers. We offer nearly all of them, including horizontal and vertical air receiver tanks, drive fittings and extensions, universal joints, air hose assemblies, swage kits, exhaust diverter kits, lubricators, retainer pins, ball valves, protective covers, and more.

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