Miner Enterprises, Inc.: Global Supplier of Freight Car Components
Miner Enterprises is a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of freight car and railcar components, offering draft gears, discharge gates and mechanisms, hatch covers, side bearings, brake beams, buffer springs and drawgear springs, running boards and grating systems. With a customer list comprising of Class I and Class II railroads worldwide, freight car builders, private-car companies, leasing companies, and contract freight car repair shops, Miner has sold its products in 56 countries and has received two awards for excellence in exporting, from the Department of Commerce.
Miner’s draft gear line includes a variety of steel-friction and elastomer-friction draft gears for a wide range of service requirements. As a pioneer and industry leader, Miner has over 125 years’ experience and over 1,000,000 units in service. Miner draft gears are built for maximum protection and trouble-free service.
Miner TecsPak® Constant Contact (TCC) Side Bearings provide maximum railcar protection while minimizing railcar lifecycle costs. They provide superior truck hunting control, improved curve performance, maximum car body roll control and maximum energy absorption.
Discharge Gates and Mechanisms
Miner Enterprises is the largest and most experienced gravity gate manufacturer in the world. Our experience extends back to 1905 and is reflected in more than 1 million gates of ever-improving designs delivered. Today, Miner’s heavy-duty AutoLOK™ outlets are simple to operate and offer reliable, trouble-free discharging of commodities such as grain, sugar, dry bulk chemicals, sand, cement, and other commodities.
Miner is the largest and most experienced manufacturer of discharge systems in the world with over 25,000 ballast discharge systems in service known for reliable operation, rugged long-lasting endurance, reduced maintenance and dependability. The Miner AggreGate system effectively ballast inside, outside or both sides of the rail simultaneously. Large guillotine door openings are designed to stop ballast flow with minimum effort. Easy ballast shutoff at switches, crossovers and bridges, and remote control options allow the user to deposit ballast while remaining a safe distance from the activity. AggreGate ballast discharge outlets are easy to apply to new or existing hopper cars, and are available in either manual, air-operated, electric, solar-powered and remote control models to meet virtually any ballast unloading need.
Since 1894, Miner has focused on improving the performance and value of its products and the freight cars that use them through frequent testing, in-depth service analysis and industry-related experience. When it comes to keeping your railcars rolling, trust the name that sets the standard for long-lasting reliability: Miner. With top-quality manufacturing that’s strengthened through industry-leading engineering and support, Miner is working to improve your performance and profitability.