AZOBE HARDWOOD TIES

AZOBE HARDWOOD TIES

In Europe the untreated Azobe ties have been in track for approximately 50 years. Most major railroads in North America have used these ties in special situations such as high speed, heavy duty traffic on curves with a super elevation, and where regular wood ties have failed early and concrete ties have also had a difficult time performing. Azobe hardwood also has been used successfully as bridge timbers, turnout ties, for crossings, and crossties for chemical plants, steel mills, wetlands and tunnels. The "Azobe Dura-Tie" can be made to specification for crossties, switch ties, bridge ties, bridge stringers, bridge caps, raising pieces, short cross tie sections embedded in concrete or cross ties for elevated structures. If ties are not embedded into ballast, our saw mill can offer these ties waxed to prevent deformation and splitting. They can be pre-drilled according to your specification and also be equipped with gang nails at both ends.

Azobe is a coarse textured wood with a very tight interlocked grain that not only offers resistance to natural enemies of other woods, but also makes pressurized preservative treatment unnecessary and virtually impossible. Tests confirm Azobe to be resistant to plate cutting, gauge widening and decay. Because Azobe has many superior properties, it is excluded from the Buy American Act. The premium grade material does command a premium price. Standard cross ties: 7" x 9" x 8'6" or 6" x 8" x 8'6".

AZOBE HARDWOOD TIES

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