May: KC Southern Track Maintenance
Being curious about such things, I stopped to take some photos and ended up documenting the entire process from pulling spikes all the way to putting new spikes back in. So much for getting any errands done!
The Tie Remover and Inserter (TRIPP) includes two 86-inch-stroke-length workheads that allow the operator to perform removal/insertions from either side of the track, allowing greater control in obstructed or constricted areas. The TRIPP is designed to handle all wood, as well as wood composite, ties. In addition, optional concrete grippers are available to convert the TRIPP to handle concrete ties.