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Unloading a Herzog Cartopper
Unloading a Cartopper from a Union Pacific work train at Port Barre Louisiana. Scary to watch, but it worked a treat. WHY IS THE MACHINE ON THERE? ARE THERE NO RAMPS AVAILABLE? I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS? IS THAT LEGAL AND SAFE? PLEASE READ THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE END, ITS ALL CLEARLY EXPLAINED. For anyone who would like to leave a comment, PLEASE keep it civil or it wont be posted. Thanks. For more information on the Cartopper, check out Herzog Rail Sevices website @WWW.HRSI.COM. It explains this unique concept in detail in a video. From Herzogs website detailing their Cartopper services: "As one of the nation’s leading railroad contractors, Herzog recognized the need in the railroad industry for a more productive, efficient and injury free method of loading and unloading crossties. This prompted Herzog’s invention of equipment that has revolutionized material handling. The Herzog Cartopper™ Material Handler! The nation’s major railroads were quick to recognize that Herzog’s CarTopperSM services using the Cartopper™ material handler offered a more economical, safer and efficient method of handling crossties. The Cartopper™ rides along the top of railcars moving from car to car unloading onto the right of way as the work train moves along the track. Once the car is unloaded the operator simply moves the Cartopper™ to the next car, regardless of variance in car heights. The success of Herzog’s CartopperSM crosstie handling services has led to other applications in railroad construction and maintenance. Equipped with electro magnets the Cartopper’s™ versatility to load and unload rail, plates, spikes and anchors will eliminate switching delays. Production Performance (One Machine) Cross Ties: 1000 Ties/Hour Rail: 1/3 Track Mile/Hour Aggregate: 200 Tons/Hour The flexibility of the Cartopper™ Material Handling system leads to tremendous utilization in unloading of aggregate, rip rap and other bulk materials. Unloading material directly into trucks eliminates costly double handling. An advantage to using Herzog’s Cartopper™ Material Handling services is that you do not have to install expensive unloading systems that use twice the track space and can only be used at their permanent location. By using more than one machine, the Cartopper™ system can unload an entire train in a matter of hours. Committed to customer service, Herzog personnel are in constant communication with nationwide job sites, railroad transportation officials, suppliers and customers, eliminating costly delays resulting in increased production." So that's it in a nutshell. ;) Easy peasy.

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Boulder Colorado Floods 2013 Help has arrived! 4 mile canyon pt3
Check my channel, "Kennan" to see my other videos of the flood damage! The flooding completely destroyed huge sections of the road, and made this entire area completely inaccessible to even the most capable 4x4 vehicles. This is Four Mile Creek, along Four Mile Road, maybe 5 miles west of Boulder Colorado. 9/17/2013 I don't have any official numbers, but just being familiar with the creek, I would guesstimate that there is about 15 times more water flowing in the creek than is typical for this time of year, and probably 5 times more than peak flow for any average year. [if someone does have the actual numbers, please message me with them and I will update] What you are seeing in this video is the reconstruction of the creek bed, to restore it to the pre-flood path. These excavator operators started miles down the road, and have restored the path of the creek up to this point. It was a pleasure to watch them perform this restoration work; diverting the water away from the road, and effectively beginning the reconstruction process. The operator who is working from within the creek is especially skilled and it is mesmerizing to watch him work.