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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:09 pm
I require an education and learning on RR ties. What grades and dimension (standard gauge) are commonly available, how much carry out they weigh? What is the typical cost? I am going to need to buy some new ties in Arkansas shortly and also I just do not understand a lot about it yet.
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My preeminence of thumb is that a 7" x 9" x 8"6" commercial grade tie is running about $50.00 each. I have actually never before weighed a tie, however I have the right to pick one up so I"m reasoning 75 to 80 lbs. Some are exceptionally hefty, others are quite light in weight.


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For timber ties, tright here are two basic types: commercial and railroad grade. Industrial grade primarily perform not meet railroad spec as a result of size, checking, lumber species, and so on.Sizes differ. Industrial or railroad secondary lines are 8" x 6" (wide x high). 8" lengthy are primarily commercial. 8"-6" have the right to be either industrial or railroad. 9" x 7" are primarily railroad spec and also 9" long.The type of tie you want is based upon its use. Just for a storage track, determine exactly how many you need and also what you have the right to afford. For light loading, also commercial ties have a life of about 30 years in the Pine Bluff location, unless they go via many cycles of standing water and also then dry.Industrial grade ties are primarily around 125 pounds, railroad mainline grade 150+ selection, as soon as new. This also varies a little by species, and just how well treated they are.In the Pine Bluff area, you have Koppers in North Little Rock and also Thompson in Dardanelle. Both mainly have industrial ties obtainable, rejects from their railroad contracts. Tbelow are additionally numerous home builders who deserve to offer from their stores, however they"ll add some profit to the sales yet deserve to take care of the transport.The expense of a tie varies substantially across the country. With neighborhood wood and treatment in Arkansas, they tend to be on the reduced end for commercial ties, generally $40-60 if you pick up and also based upon just how many you buy (cheaper by the bundle).