Why Rail Gator?


One of the frequent questions we get is why?   Why Rail Gator?

The basic answer is because the Rail Gator will save and make you lots of money due to the MASH mid-splice spacing for the nation’s guardrail inventory to begin the moving toward MASH mid-splice spacing.  The more technical reasons are below.  Take a look

What are DOTs &/or Transportation Institutes saying about mid-span-splice post spacing?

  • TXDOT Presentation:  Click Here    See slide 15
  • Illinois DOT Shift to Mid-Span-Splicing:  Click Here  See slides 5; 6

What research supports the move to W-beam splice connections to mid-splice post placement?

  • Performance of W-Beam Splices, by Ray, Plaxico and Engstrand:  Click Here  Documented, controlled study of w-beam splice connection stresses

When installing new mid-span splice holes in preexisting guardrail, why are new holes not allowed to be drilled or torched for the new post locations?

  • The rail will be compromised:  Click Here See Question 10

A Michigan DOT sponsored study compares the corrosion performance of hot dipped galvanized highway safety materials with no uncoated edges V/S galvanized highway guardrail components with exposed edges:

The Rail Gator Punches from Both Sides and is Simple to use Roadside

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The Rail Gator Mounts Easily to a Skid Steer

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