Unloading of covered railroad cars no longer has to be a time-consuming, hazardous, dirty job.
The BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connector installs between the rails and provides a dust-tight seal between the railcar discharge and the below-grade conveying system, including vacuum systems.
Rough spot the car, adjust the BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connector with either the manual or pneumatic aligner, actuate the lifting cylinders, and you’re ready for clean, pollution-free material transfer.
The air over hydraulic lifting cylinders automatically compensates for the leaning and rising of the railcar. Combine the BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connector with a MARTIN® Railcar Opener and a POCKET ROCK-IT® Vibrator for the optimum in safe, efficient railcar unloading.
BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connectors help to reduce material-loss, curb air pollution, reduce unloading times, cut housekeeping costs, and only 1 cfm of air is required!
Replaceable Foam Seals
All BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connectors come with replaceable foam seals that ensure a positive seal even on vacuum systems.
- Reduce Material Loss
- Curb Air Pollution
- Reduce Unloading Times
- Cut Housekeeping Costs!
- Only 1 CFM of Air Required
Models SBL & SBLR
The MARTIN® SBL BOOT-LIFT® Connector provides a positive connection between the railcar and the below-grade material handling system. The large funnel opening provides full flow without plugging or interruptions. SBLR units are designed to connect to railcars with round discharges.
Models DBL-18 & DBL-18-GATX for double-pocket cars
The DBL-18 BOOT-LIFT® Connector is the most rugged car unloader available for double-pocket cars. The two 4″ lift cylinders provide over 2,500 lbs. of sealing force. Dual spread cylinders are used to keep the funnels level. A lock bar controls the spread distance.
Bootlift Vertical Connector
The BOOT-LIFT® Vertical Connector was designed by Martin® engineers to provide dust-free/pollution-free unloading of trucks.
Two cylinders bring the sealing boot directly against the discharge of the truck and provide a positive connection throughout the unloading process.
BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connector Spec Sheet
See the BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connectors in action!
Railcar Gate Opener
The MARTIN® BOOT-LIFT® Railcar Connector installs between the rails for a mess-free unloading of materials with no dust or contamination. Eliminates the need for workers to climb under the railcar, improving safety. Replaceable foam seals provide an airtight seal for a waste-free transfer.