The TF-880™ TecsPak® friction draft gear is the lightest weight high-performance
M-901E draft gear, allowing extra payload capacity and greater car
design flexibility. The TF-880 utilizes a patented TecsPak® elastomer
compression spring package and proven friction clutch design. With
44% more energy absorption than double-coil spring designs, the TF-880
not only provides greater spring capacity, it can significantly reduce
the transfer of damaging force to the railcar.
TF-880 draft gears examined from service applications of more than one million miles have consistently demonstrated the TF-880's sustained high capacity under a wide variety of operating conditions.
|Official rating travel - inches||2.93|
|Official capacity - foot pounds||45,520|
|Reaction force @ rating travel - lbs||566,000|
|Gear weight - lbs||270|
|Maximum capacity of 52,640 ft. lbs. at 3.15 inches of travel and 858,000 lbs. reaction force|