Pressure Differential covered hopper cars (PD Cars) have a roof equipped with air tight hatch covers for loading material into compartments. The product is unloaded through a gate at the bottom section of each compartment. Air pressure is applied to the car to assist in unloading the product.
Capacity and Maximum Weight: Cubic capacity ranges from 3300 to 5700. The maximum weight ranges from 263,000 to 268,000 pounds which includes the car and product weight.
Additional Features: Cars can have the interior lined with a variety of coatings suitable for a wide range of technical or food grade products.
Types of product suitable for covered hoppers: Flour, Grain Meal, Starch, Sand, Clay, Cement, Ashes, Lime, Talc, Dry Caustic Soda, Roofing Materials
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