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Rail Handler - Safer, Quicker, Smarter

Dymax Rail Handlers are available to fit most makes and models of excavators, backhoe loaders and grapple trucks and cranes. Each model features positive lock cylinders and provide operators precision control when handling rail of all sizes and lengths up to 100 feet depending on the model.

Don't Manhandle...RailHandle! Flash Butt Welding operations, Unloading Gondola Cars, Lifting to and from Grapple Trucks

The Dymax Rail Handler safely grabs rail from piles without the need for workers to attach lifting straps or chains. No more manhandling rail by using cranes, personnel on rail piles and rigging equipment. The Dymax Rail Handler does it for you and keeps you and your gang out of harm's way. A Dymax Rail Handler significantly improves efficiency and safety.

Faster Delivery of Rail to the Welder!

Dymax Rail Handler HX20T, HX25T and HX30T delivers rail 3 times faster than common rigging and lifting operations. Speed up operations while maintaining safety standards.

Rail Handler Models

The Dymax Rail Handler HX20T, 25T, 30T is available with 60 degrees of hydraulic cylinder rotation. Rotation on these models is powered through a DymaxRail provided electro-hydraulic diverter valve kit which is provided with each model. Ideal for handling long pieces of rail up to 100 feet in length and used for feeding flash butt welders in mass transit or freight rail construction.

Dymax Rail Handler GT models are ideal for Grapple Trucks, Cranes, 12T-16T Excavators, Road Rail Excavators and Backhoe Loaders. Machines require two bi-directional circuits and each model is fitted with a Baldor brand rotator. Ideal for handling rail of all sizes and lengths up to 50 feet. Used for unloading rail that is stacked side by side in a gondola car, material yard or trucks. You can also place and hold rail for welding or placing tie bars with the Rail Handler GT model. With the ability to manually offset the rotator pick point you can effectively use the Rail Handler GT model for handling Insulated Joints (IJ’s) safely.

All Rail Handler cylinders feature built-in lock valves in case of machine pressure loss.

Rail Handler Handles All Rail Sizes

A unique arm system allows Dymax Rail Handler to handle all rail sizes up to 141 lb.

Fits All Makes and Models of Excavators, Backhoe Loaders, Cranes and Grapple Truck Booms

Fits all brands of excavators and grapple truck booms. Need a special design? Let us know and we will gladly make one specific to your machine.

PRODUCT LITERATURE Rail Handler for Excavators
Model & Specs
Model Description Weight (lbs) Weight (kg)

Series HX20T, HX25T, HX30T for Handling Long Sticks of Rail up to 90-100 feet in length:

Features cylinder driven rotator Hydraulics Required -

20 gpm flow rate max (75 lpm) @ 3,000 psi (210 bar) (1x) Single Bi-directional oil control circuit on excavator. Provided with Dymax 24v electro-hydraulic valve kit
with wire, switch, fuse. Requires installation to machine. Not provided with lines to machine lines. Includes stand

DX-RH-GL-18ftx30ft-HX-20T Rail Handler - Grapple - 18 feet retracted x 30 feet extended - Hydraulic Excavator - 20-30 Ton



GT Series for Handling Rail and IJ’s up to 50 feet in length Hydraulics Required -

20 gpm flow rate max (75 lpm) @ 2,000 psi (140 bar) minimum to 3,000 psi (210 bar) max (2x) Dual Bi-directional oil control circuits on grapple truck,
excavator or backhoe loader. Not provided with lines connections to machine. Includes stand

DX-RH-HY-68inx93in-GT-10 Rail Handler -Hydraulic- 68 inches retracted x 93 inches extended - Grapple Truck - Class 10


DX-RH-HY-68inx93in-HX-12T Rail Handler -Hydraulic- 68 inches retracted x 93 inches extended - Hydraulic Excavator - 12 ton 1,400 636


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Dymax Rail Handlers work with most hydraulic excavators and trackhoes made by Adams, Agco, Alitec, Allatt, Allis-Chalmers, Allmand Bros, ASV, Athey, Atlas, Austin-Western, Badger, Belarus, Blademor, Bobcat, Boxer, Bruder, Bucyrus-Erie, Case, Caterpillar (Catepillar, Cat), Champion, Clark, Clark Michigan, Compact, Coyote, Daewoo, Demag, Dingo, Ditch Witch, Doosan, Dresser, Dressta, Drott, Earthforce, Elphinstone, Euclid, FAI, Faresin Haulotte, Fermec, Fiat, Fiat Hitachi, Fiatallis, Ford, Fuchs, Furukawa, Galion (Gallion), Gallmac, Garlock, Gehl, Genie, Gradall, Halla, Hanomag, Hitachi, Holland, Hydra-Mac, Hydrema, Hyster, Hyundai, IHI, Ingersoll-Rand, International, Iowa, Italmachine, JCB, JLG, John Deere, Kalmar, Kanga, Kawasaki, Kettler, Kobelco, Koehring, Komatsu, Kubota, Letourneau, Liebherr, Link-Belt, Lull, Manitou, Massey Ferguson, Matbro, Melroe, Merlo, Michigan, Mitsubishi, Multione, Multitrack, Mustang, New Holland, Nissan, Orenstein & Koppel (O&K), Owatonna, P & H, Patriot, Pettibone, Polaris, Posi-Track, Powertrack, Rayco, Roadmax, Rockstar, Roto, Samsung, Scattrak, Schaeff, SDLG, Sky Trak, Sumitomo, Swinger, Takeuchi, TCM, Terex, Terramite, Thomas, Toyota, Traverse Lift, Trojan, Up-Right, Venieri, VME, Volvo, Wabco, Waldon, Weimar, Yale, Yanmar, Zeppelin, Zettelmeyer and machines made by Harsco, Kershaw, Colmar, RailMax, Nordco and Plasser.

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Rail Handler HX20T/25T/30T

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Beau joined Dymax in October 2016 covering the central region of the US Market.

He spent many years as an Athletic director as well as a high school football coach until the late 2000's when he decided to switch careers and move into sales. Beau's energy and positive attitude towards business development is top notch. Beau covers Dymax's dealers and national account customers.

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Ivaylo Dinev joined the Dymax team in 2015. Ivaylo has extensive experience in the European rail market, and serves as the official Dymax Rail sales manager for countries in Eastern Europe.

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Carl Williams | Sales Administrator / Controller


Carl joined Dymax in 2003 as a Welder and over the years has developed vast knowledge of the specialized attachment business. He can build the products and help our customers design products to fit specific application requirements. Growing up on a farm Carl understands hard work, dedication and attention to detail.

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John Boose

John Boose | Product Manager


John joined Dymax in 2016. A Kansas native, John grew up working on the family farm near Lecompton, KS. He became a certified Diesel Mechanic in 1998. He spent time as a welder before joining Sauer-Danfoss in Lawrence, KS. At Danfoss John learned all about hydraulic motors, pumps and troubleshooting complex hydraulic systems. He eventually became one of the leading Engineering Technicians for Danfoss. John most recently worked on robotic automation systems and served as maintenance coordinator for Big Heart Pet Brands in Topeka, Kansas.Troubleshooting is his middle name!

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John Parry joined the Dymax team in late 2001. John has a lengthy background in manufacturing that dates back to 1978 when he joined Balderson Inc. With experience in welding, fabricating and manufacturing scheduling, John understands the importance of high quality and customer satisfaction. John heads up the Product Support department and has a knack for making sure things get done right.

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