INTRODUCING THE 444 HI-RAIL BACKHOE FROM WESTERN STATES RAILROAD SOLUTIONS
The new 444 hi-rail backhoe from Western States Railroad Solutions emphasizes safety without sacrificing productivity. This machine features superior stability and enhanced ground clearance thanks to uniform tire size. All-wheel steering, a wider tread pattern and more floatation increase maneuverability over obstacles, and visibility is improved thanks to the side-shift boom. Plus a wide range of attachments ensures this machine keeps you productive and efficient in the maintenance-of-way environment.
444 HI-RAIL FEATURES
- Hydraulic deployed Hi-Rail gear front and back
- Side shift rear boom for tight work area and allows visibility when working under the rail and ties
- 360 degree tilt rotating rear S-coupler
- Three steering modes to help get around obstacles
- Supported by the dealer network
The 444F can operate in conditions that push the limits of unequal size tire machines. High flotation and lower ground pressure exerted by the tires allows the machine to work in very poor underfoot conditions.
ALL WHEEL STEER (AWS):
An AWS system, which can be switched into 2WS, Circle Steer, or Crab Steer is fitted as standard. This provides an excellent turning circle and good maneuverability for working in confined working areas.
Whether you’re close-up truck loading on a single road carriageway, or digging over obstacles such as walls, the excavator-style boom outperforms the rest. Combining versatility with powerful breakout forces, and the controllability of the load sensing, flow-sharing hydraulic system, the 444F is capable of producing high levels of productivity with the minimum of operator effort.
The 444F also features flow-sharing hydraulic valves, ensuring the correct flow of oil reaches the implement cylinders, providing greater control and eliminating oil starvation when operating multiple functions.
ADJUSTABLE JOYSTICK PODS:
The joysticks are pod-mounted, with two location positions. This allows the operator to remain comfortable in the seat, or move forward close to the rear of the machine for a clear view of the trench.
The pattern selector switch, located in the cab, lets you change from an excavator to a backhoe control pattern simply by pressing a button. This lets you select the pattern you are most comfortable with so you can be more productive.