The Rail Gear adapts to trucks for the purpose of traveling on the highway or railway. The Rail Gear is hydraulically raised and lowered by a single high flow hydraulic pump with hand pump that is generally installed on the truck frame about in the middle of the truck (Installers choice).
The Rail Gear utilizes Mitchell’s 4-Wheel Independent Flexiride® Suspension system that does not require adjustment for varying payloads up to the maximum gross vehicle weight of the truck. The Rail Gear comes standard with precision-machined forged 10-inch diameter rail wheels that can be upgraded to Mitchell’s composite rail wheels that reduce railhead noise up to 95%.
The front and rear Rail Gear units are identical modular units. The rail Gear kits comes complete with mounting brackets, built-in de-rail skids, steering wheel lock, wheel adapters and RoadRail aluminum Rims. Installer provides replacement tires. The Rail Gear has a very good approach and departure angles and great ground clearance. The spare tire remains under the vehicle and the factory tow hitch remains in its factory location.
With the wide based RoadRail Wheels and tires the stability of the vehicle is the same as the factory Suburban. The Suburban has passed the FMVSS126 Stability test.