Rocket Launch Supported by Dymax’s Innovative Rail Cart Chassis

When Amazon launched Project Kuiper, they probably didn’t know they were blasting off from a series of Dymax-built specialized rail carts. 

DymaxRail and Redguard, two excellent Kansas companies, delivered a key solution to help move United Launch Alliance’s Atlas and Vulcan rockets to and from the launch pad. 🚀Check it out!

These specialized carts were made in various sizes to match a steel blast room fabricated by our partners at Red Guard. We built them strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds and extreme heat.

While many customers know Dymax for our railway track maintenance and construction type jobs, we also build many carts for special applications. 

“We’re able to build heavier capacities than most and offer flexibility in custom design to better meet our customers’ needs. In such cases as ULA’s applications at Cape Canaveral, we are able to reduce the height and provide 60 ton capacities,” said Scott Balderson, Dymax CEO. “That’s kind of our sweet spot, from 30 to 100 tons. There’s very few companies that can do that.” 

As a leader in the rail rolling logistics industry, Dymax is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible beyond our atmosphere – and right here at home.

Lowbed Equipment Movers

DymaxRail’s Lowbed Equipment Movers can carry anything from the band to a Tadano 1200 crane and even a Cat D10 dozer if you really want to move some earth.  On a recent trip to a far off railway worksite one customer was celebrating.  They could finally move their cranes and their entire equipment fleet in a day.  It used to take them nearly a week to mobilize the equipment due to the massive machine sizes and sometimes they’d have to build roads to get the equipment into the worksite.  With 90 tons of capacity who wouldn’t want to take a ride on this Band Wagon! Crawl on and let’s go!.

DymaxRail Lowbed Equipment Movers are self propelled railway vehicles that can move on highways and railways.  They load to and from the railway crossing in 7 minutes or less and can travel up to 20 mph speeds on rail.




The Dymax Rail Rider Hydrostatic railgear attachment for 8 ton excavators is second to none.  The design features a specialized interface allowing for quick removal and installation once initial setup is completed.

Integrated lighting systems featuring automatic directional change along with hydraulic rail clamps are standard.  Available for Komatsu PC88, Caterpillar 308, 309, 310, Volvo ECR88, Case CX80, Bobcat 85 and other relative machinery within the 8 ton class.



JCB backhoe loaders are suitable for a wide-range of rail industry applications, and with the largest swing cylinders in the industry, producing18,000 lbf-ft of swing torque, JCB backhoes are the ideal machine for replacing railroad ties.

A number of rail-compatible options are available, including a rear rail dolly and flip-over rail runners, enabling productive and safe rail operation and travel.

Depending on the backhoe model, standard equipment may include JCB’s innovative suite of automated features, including AutoCHECK, AutoIDLE, AutoTHROTTLE, AutoDRIVE, AutoSTABILIZERSUP (joystick controls only), AutoSRS, AutoBOOMLOCK (joystick controls only). Optional AutoPREHEAT is also available.

All JCB backhoes loaders come standard with a 2-year/2,000-hour bucket-to-bucket transferable warranty.

  • JCB EcoMAX engines require no DPF, for lower maintenance costs
  • Highest excavator swing torque in the industry, ideal for replacing railroad ties
  • Powerful hydraulic system to run power-hungry attachments
  • On-board diagnostics and fleet management with JCB Automate and LiveLink telematics
  • 2-year/2,000-hour bucket-to-bucket, transferable warranty

Industrial Railroad Services is putting our Railway Cleanup Bucket to work!


“Ballast Management Equipment Update 2019”

Checkout this article on featuring our Ballast Blaster!

For addition ballast maintenance lineup: the Hydraulic Clam Cribbing Bucket for backhoe loaders and excavators visit us at–57739

Dymax Railway Vehicle

Here is one of our latest creations. This railway vehicle will be headed to New York soon for helping to move large excavators in drilling and piling operations for the 3rd track project. It moves 85000lbs sideways 14 inches to provide clearance from adjacent line tracks. It’s always been a partnership of innovation in application between us and our customers.

Oh and we also built our own Railroad on site for training, testing and playing…

Welcome to Dymax, Inc.

Welcome to Dymax, Inc.