Railroad Dog Spike Definition:
Railroad dog spikes are also called rail dog spikes. Dog spikes, as the name suggests, look like a dog's head because it has two lugs. The railroad dog spike is used to fix the rail fastening system on the railway track. The main function of railroad dog spike is to maintain the rail gauge of the track.
Railroad dog spike is mainly used to fix wooden sleepers with L-shaped heads and square handles. The underside of its head is inclined to fit the top surface of the rail baseplates. The bottom of the railroad dog spike head is inclined to match the slope of the rail flange, and the tip is wedge-shaped instead of pointed. The wedge is driven through the grain to the wooden sleeper, which means that the wedge is parallel to the rail. The rail dog spike is functionally equivalent to the rail cutting spike.
Railroad Dog Spike Manufacturer:
The railway spikes workshop of Kingrail Parts can provide dog spikes of various sizes to meet the customized requirements for spike penetration length. The most popular rail spikes are 5/8" × 6" and 9/16" × 5-1/2". They are used in smaller rail sections, especially in North America, especially in the US market. They are usually packed in 200 lbs. , 100 pound or 50 pound kegs.
Railroad Dog Spike Specifications:
Size: 5/8"×6", 3/8"×3", 3/8"×3-1/2", 1/2"×4-1/2", 5/8"× 5-1 /2" and others
Material: A3, Q235, 45#, 55#, etc.
Surface: ordinary oil, black, hot-dip galvanized, galvanized, etc.
Standard: According to customer's drawings or samples
Grade: 3.6, 4.6, 4.8, 5.6, 5.8, 6.8, 8.8, 9.8, 10.9, 12.9
Railroad Dog Spike in North America:
The dog spike used by North American railways has a bright market prospect. North America imports a large number of dog spikes, especially 5/8”*6” rail dog spikes, which are in great demand in North America. This is mainly because there are still a large number of railway lines using wooden sleepers.