Ballast / MOW Outlets
Miner is the largest and most experienced manufacturer of discharge systems in the world with over 800,000 ballast discharge systems in service known for reliable operation, rugged long-lasting endurance, reduced maintenance and dependability.
With many unique design features, the AggreGate can effectively ballast inside, outside or both sides of the rail simultaneously. These features include large guillotine door openings designed to stop ballast flow with minimum effort, easy to operate toggle-type linkage systems and tapered doors for easy ballast shutoff at switches, crossovers and bridges. In addition, the remote control AggreGate allows the user to deposit ballast while remaining a safe distance from the activity.
AggreGate ballast discharge outlets are available in either manual, air-operated, electric and remote control models to meet virtually any ballast unloading need. Engineered as a fabricated and completely assembled unit, and available in both weld-on and bolt-on models, AggreGates are extremely easy to apply to new or existing hopper cars. Miner also offers plows in both electric and manual operation.