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SLEEPER LAYER SL550 – sleeper (tie) laying attachment

Designed and manufactured for efficient positioning of up to 5 concrete sleepers. It utilises standard couplings on heavy excavators and loaders.

Up to five adjacent sleepers can be laid simultaneously from an accompanying supply. Lifted into position, their correct placement are ensured by a precision gauging hydraulic system that spreads the sleepers to the desired distance up to maximum 765 mm (30in).

A major benefit of SL550 is that the sleepers do not move sideways when the grab is released and also that it is possible to pick up the sleepers straight from the ground.

The Sleeper Layer SL550 can also be used to gather sleepers for storage in case they do not lie close to each other. Meticulously developed, extensively tested and utilised with high productivity and excellent results in alignment, spacing, and positioning. The Sleeper Layer SL550 is CE-certified.


  • Can be delivered with or without tilt rotating function
  • Can be fitted with a sleeper gathering device to facilitate sleeper grab

US terms: tie, ties

Product Features

    • Weight: 1525 kg (3362 lb) without tiltrotator or machine bracket
    • Width: 2710mm (106 in)
    • Length: 1750-3520mm (69–139in)
    • Height: standard 825mm (32in), with  tilt rotator 1375mm (54in), 1525mm (60in) with tilt rotator and bracket
    • Lifting capacity: Max 2250 kg (4961 lb)
    • Number of sleepers: Max 5 pcs
    • Electric system: negative ground 24V DC
    • Hydraulics: Connect to carrier, two-way function, 2 hoses. Drain line to tank, 1 hose.
    • Recommended oil flow: 100 L/min (26.4 gal/min), min 50 L/min (13.2 gal/min), max 150L/min (39.6 gal/min)
    • Recommended hydraulic pressure: 200 bar (2900 psi), min 150 bar (2175 psi), max 250 bar (3625 psi)
    • Standard pressure: swingmotor 120 bar (1740 psi)
    • Main pressure: 190 bar (2755 psi)
    • Pressure spreading: 20 bar (290 psi)
    • Part No.: 5013260