An easier “hole-in-one”

Written by William Vantuono, editor-in-chief, Railway Age
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An easier “hole-in-one.”

Focused Technology Solutions, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company, developer of the SpikeEase battery-operated spike puller, has released what it calls its “latest disruptive technology” to the rail market, the DrillEase battery-operated tie drill.

The DrillEase is portable, weighs less than 30 pounds and drills holes in just 3-5 seconds. Described as “revolutionary,” it is “designed to make the tie drilling process safer and more efficient than ever, improving production by 50%,” the company says. It operates with a standard, off-the-shelf, one-inch, high-torque impact driver that fits FTS’ battery-powered, eco-friendly platform. “On top of the tool’s efficiency, the elimination of hydraulics tools, hoses and generators allow for a rail worker to use it straight out of the box.”

“The DrillEase is just another example of how FTS is leading and not following,” said Focused Technology Solutions Senior Production Manager and Leading Product Develop Corey Dash. “It’s another great product by FTS that will change the way the industry does business.”

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