Steel Fabrication & CNC Machining of a Self Powered Battery Rail Tractor

Design, Engineering, Steel Fabrication & CNC Machining of a Self Powered Battery Rail Tractor

McCorkle Machine & Engineering has the expertise and skilled professionals to build almost any kind of mechanical equipment. When we were approached to build a battery-powered tractor for a customer in the roll milling industry, we knew that we could exceed their expectations. Our in house engineering staff created the tractor's design and our machining experts built the tractor. Fabrication utilized CNC milling and turning of A-36 plate steel to form the body, the axles and wheels from machined from 4140 steel. The team also designed and fabricated the electrics and the drive train. The tractor was completed with a thorough cleaning and painting, meeting all applicable industry standards. We produced two battery tractors that were 8' long, 48" wide and weighed 2,500 lb.

This tractor was not a standard project for us and we completed each tractor in 6 weeks ARO to the complete satisfaction of our customer. More details on this design and CNC machining project can be found in the following table or contact us today.

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Highlights of this CNC Machining of Stainless Steel Components Project

Product Description

Completed battery powered tractor for an industrial rail system used in a rolling mill.

Custom CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary Capabilities:

  • Design/Engineering
  • Steel Fabrication
    • CNC Milling
    • CNC Turning

Secondary Capabilities:

  • Drive Train Fabrication
  • Electric Design & Fabrication

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

  • Weld Shop
  • CNC Lathe
  • Manual Lathe
  • Horizontal Mill

Overall Part Dimensions

  • Length: 8'
  • Width: 48"
  • Weight: 2,500 lbs.

Tightest Tolerances

Industry Standard Tolerances for Industrial Components

Material Used

  • Steel
  • Primarily A-36 plate. Axles and wheels 4140

Material Finish

Cleaned and painted when complete

In Process Testing / Inspection Performed

Operational tests throughout assembly.

Industry for Use

  • Rail System Industry
  • Mill Rolling Industry

Volume

Two

Delivery / Turnaround Time

About six weeks ARO. (Each)

Delivery Location

Huntington, West Virginia

Standards Met

  • Rail Industry Standards
  • Wheel Profile & Gauge Setting & Electric Control System
  • All In-house Design

Product Name

Battery Tractor

We have the expertise and the precision necessary to do even the most demanding job. But along with our extensive experience, we still possess enough youthful enthusiasm and innovation to keep doing great things for our customers. McCorkle Machine & Engineering is in business to do quality work. Our machinery and parts are not only designed to work, but work to perfection.

CONTACT US

  • Office:

    125 Third Ave
    Huntington, WV 25701

  • Phone:

    (304) 523-6428

  • Email:

    Sales@McCorkleMachine.com