3410 Sunset Ave
Waukegan, IL 60087
Please note that we have a $30 minimum merchandise order policy.
When the spur becomes dull from use it can be removed and turned to a fresh edge three times. You never have to throw an Aldon wheel chock away! When the spurs are used up, just order new ones at nominal cost and you’re back in business.
Once inertia is overcome, it doesn't take much effort to get a 60 foot long, 260,000 pound freight car to start rolling. All that massive weight is balanced on roller bearing wheels gliding over hard steel rail. This is why moving heavy loads by rail is so efficient! But at the same time, all this mass, so easily moved, requires careful handling to prevent serious accidents from occurring.
More specifically, wheel chocks are necessary because
Car being worked - flat track
Double chocks on each end of the car because the car can roll in either direction
Car being worked - slight dip in track
Single chock at each end of the car against the direction the car tends to roll
Idle car on storage track
On flat track, single or double chocks at each end of the car to prevent movement caused by wind pressure.