Herzog Coal Porter Ballast Hopper
Herzog looked to take the labor out of the manually operating doors on standard ballast cars and create a safer, more efficient solution by replacing them with hydraulically-powered doors that are controlled remotely.
In doing so, Herzog reduced the number of employees needed for operation, only requiring a single operator, which reduces manual labor and employee time while increasing overall operating efficiency.
The kits come in two versions, regular ballast hopper and generator ballast hopper. Generator hopper has a diesel tank, battery pack and small diesel generator to run the hopper gates.