KPB 200


The KPB 200 uses a full size broom to sweep material away from the tie plate area of the ties.


Operates autonomously with easily accessible operator controls on the rear.


A safety bumper halts machine operation if it senses an obstacle ahead.


Equipped with hydraulic hoses for use with power tools on the track.

Technical Specs

  • Length
    20’-6” (6.2m)
  • Width
    10’-2" (3.1m)
  • Height
    8’-4” (2.5m)
  • Weight
    18,000 lbs. (8.2T)
  • Wheelbase
    6’-0” (1.8m)
  • Wh. diameter
    16" (406mm)
  • Specification Sheet PDF

Machine Description

The Knox Kershaw Inc. KPB 200 Plate Broom is used as one of the machines in tie replacing consist to remove all of the material away from fastening area. It can be towed without disconnecting the propel chain.

Engine Assembly: Cummins QSB 4.5 diesel water cooled engine rated at 110HP.
Hydraulic Pumps/Motors:Veljan Double vane pump, for propulsion system and for controls and broom drive.
Transmission: Sauer Danfoss Plus I control allows infinite speed control in forward and reverse and facilitates operation from the side or the rear. Single axle drive via “Polychain” belt and sprocket. Selection valve is used to disconnect propel for towing.
Propel Speed: Work- creeping to 5mph. Tow- 0 to 25 mph.
Ground controls are on the right of the machine. The remote control interface at the rear could be placed on the cart pulled by the machine. Once set, the machine works autonomously. The safety “bump” bar stops machine’s propel if an object is encountered.
KPB Broom: Hydraulically driven through Polychain "GT" belt and sprocket. Broom reel sweeps the entire tie length. Stone deflector is raised and lowered hydraulically for element replacement.