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Wolter Group  expands its rail car mover business

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Wolter Group’s Wisconsin Lift Truck operations have been in the rail car mover business for over 30 years, offering new, used, rental & reconditioned mobile railcar movers as well as service and parts support throughout Wisconsin & Upper Michigan. Wisconsin Lift Truck services all of the top brands such as Shuttlewagon, Trackmobile, Rail King, Switchmaster & more. Mobile railcar movers are a smart solution for towing multiple railcars loaded or unloaded with ease and are more convenient and cost effective than locomotives.

The trend in mobile rail car movers is to larger equipment with the tractive effort to tow more rail cars.  Nordco’s Shuttlewagon business unit introduced the Navigator series in 2013 with a capacity range of 38,000 to 60,000 lbs. of tractive effort.   The Shuttlewagon’s Navigator series expands the railcar mover market, providing fresh alternatives to higher-cost-of-operation locomotive power by providing the only mobile railcar mover/shunting applications that exceed 35,000lbs tractive effort, offering unparalleled pulling capability.

Shuttlewagon has appointed the Wolter Group, through its Wisconsin Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling operations as the exclusive servicing dealer for Shuttlewagon in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Northern Illinois.  The Wolter Group has over 180 technicians with 13 technicians trained in rail car mover service. 

The combination of the Wolter Group’s service capability with the quality and breadth of Shuttlewagon’s mobile rail car mover provides users with the widest selection of equipment, supported by an unmatched service support system.

“This is a great opportunity for the Wolter Group to enhance its mobile rail car product offerings to its customers and to expand our territory into the northwest portion of Wisconsin and Illinois, where we did not have operations previously”, said Jerry Weidmann, President of Wolter Group LLC.

Joel Frank, President of Shuttlewagon expressed excitement with the appointment of the Wolter Group as the servicing dealer in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Northern Illinois.   “Their extensive service capabilities will greatly enhance service support for our current and future Shuttlewagon users in the market.” 

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