Tractor Drive offers towing capacities from 1/2 to 15 tons.

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Equipped with ½-2 hp motor, Railrunner(TM) Tractor Drive provides push and pull to position overhead loads on monorail or enclosed track. Single drive can be used to motorize trolley travel of existing hoist with manual trolley, or pair of drives can motorize existing manual push/pull style bridge crane. Offered in electric and air-powered versions, unit provides speeds to 300 fpm. Soft start and inverter-based controls as well as explosion-proof and spark-resistant versions are also available.

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News Release: Upgraded Tractor Drive Features New Design, Exceptionally Heavy Duty Construction for Material Handling

SOLON, OH - May 15, 2009 - The David Round Company, has introduced re-designed Railrunner(TM) tractor drive products. The tractor drives feature a sleek new configuration, which when paired with extra heavy duty construction, distinguish them from similar units.

David Round tractor drives provide the push and pull to position overhead loads on a monorail or enclosed track. They can be provided to operate on any size beam or rail, eliminating concerns about proprietary systems. They are available with 1/2 Hp up to 2 Hp motors, the highest horsepower rating for this type of product. In addition to being the most powerful, these tractor drives are among the most durable, with all components being larger, heavier gauge and tougher than those found in similar units. The bearings employed are the heaviest found in the tractor drive industry.

A single David Round tractor drives can be used to motorize the trolley travel of an existing hoist with a manual trolley, or a pair of tractor drives can motorize an existing manual push/pull style bridge crane. Towing capacities are from 1/2 to 15 tons. Electric and air powered versions are available with speeds to 300 feet per minute. Soft start and inverter-based controls as well as explosion-proof and spark-resistant versions are available.

Established in 1869, The David Round Company remains one of the oldest hoist manufacturers in the world. David Round offers standard handling products such as chain hoists, jib crane products, winch products and tractor drives as well as innovative solutions including engineered wire rope hoist products, all stainless steel chain hoists and jib crane motorization kits.

Major corporations and engineering firms routinely ask David Round to produce items which are non-standard for other material handling equipment suppliers. The company excels at designing and producing custom engineered equipment, purpose-built to tailor to special environments and applications.

Found in almost every industry from pharmaceutical processing and food manufacturing to oil and gas, aviation, pulp and paper and water control, David Round's products improve handling system efficiency while making the workplace a more productive and safer environment through their ergonomic designs.

The David Round Company is located at 32405 Aurora Road, Solon, OH 44139.
Telephone: 800-535-2725, 440-248-4700 Fax: 440-248-8544
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