In the past, mines transported their raw product in drop bottom and side dump cars. Dirty tracks were the norm. As the mine car doors began to wear or otherwise fail to seal tightly, coal sifted from the cars onto the track. Material build up became so bad between the rails that motormen found they could pull fewer and fewer cars in their loaded trips due to contact with this material. Not only did this situation require more trips to haul the same load levels, but the cost of mine car maintenance skyrocketed. Without the use of our efficient Track Cleaners, it required a significant number of personnel and higher resulting labor costs to clean the tracks by hand.
In the early 1940's, American Mine Door introduced the first machine designed specifically to clean the haulage road in underground mines. Prior to that time, and for some years after, master mechanics would try, often unsuccessfully, to adapt old loading machines to clean track.
Many track mines remain in use around the world, and American Mine Door's rugged, heavy-duty track cleaner is still the best way to clean track. Designed to operate in coal, metal, and non-metal underground mines, our Model 75 Track Cleaner is successful in removing Iron, Copper, Coal, Lead, Potash, and Salt from your tracks.
Along with all the propriety products American Mine Door Co. manufactures for the Mining Industry, we also have a large amount of experience in many other metal working industries. AMD Co. consistently works with power companies, paper mills, steel mills, aerospace, building trades as well as many other industries requiring metal working projects.
AMD Co., Custom Fabrication Division, is a job shop providing custom fabrication and specialty services from engineering to delivery of finished products, using certified welders and the most current technology. Having one of the best equipped fabrication shops allows us to complete your project on time, with superb quality at a competitive rate.