Draft Sills and Draft Gear

Our comprehensive product line enables you to customize and coordinate all your end-of-car system needs with a single supplier. From the market’s toughest integral cast draft sills and draft gear, to a full line of AAR-approved cushioning units, drawbars and couplers, Amsted Rail® provides integrated systems engineered to effectively reduce impact stress.

Endurance 325™ Draft Gear

  • Lightweight, high-performance gear
  • AAR M901E unconditionally approved
  • Offers 3-1/4” of travel in both the buff and draft direction
  • Delivers 80 lb. weight savings over comparable 901E gears
  • Fits a standard 24-5/8” draft gear pocket
  • Utilizes the AAR Standard Yoke and Follower
  • Optimized housing design for longer life (lower stresses)

Integral Cast Draft Sills

These precision-engineered, one-piece workhorses are ideal for protecting heavily used assets, such as coal hoppers. They feature a flame-hardened center plate free of welds for maximum durability. The DuraSill Integral Cast Draft System exceeds AAR specifications for design loads, while reducing car set weight by nearly 300 pounds.

Twin Pack® Draft Gear

Combining these short-stroke polymer shock absorbers with our cast draft sill provides the best possible protection for your railcars. Winning worldwide acclaim, the revolutionary Twin Pack® is AAR approved and available for all coupler types. Amsted Rail® offers a broad range of the lightest, most durable draft gear to maximize the life of any type of railcar in any kind of environment.