Stewart & Stevenson Manufacturing Technologies (Houston, Texas) has entered into a joint agreement with Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. (Maple Shade, NJ) naming Eastern Lift as the sole authorized dealership to market, sell and service Rail King® railcar movers within the Mid-Atlantic region.
E. M. (Max) Hengst, Jr., CEO & President of Stewart & Stevenson Manufacturing Technologies issued the following statement: “Stewart & Stevenson Manufacturing Technologies, a Kirby Corporation company, is pleased to have Eastern Lift Truck Co. join the Rail King family as the authorized dealer representing the Rail King product line in the Northeast USA. Eastern Lift is a financially strong company that is well known throughout the area for providing excellent customer service. We look forward to this
outstanding partnership, combining the Rail King’s reputation for tough and dependable equipment with Eastern Lift’s first class service organization
Eastern Lift Truck Co.’s Owner & President, Dan Pruitt, concurred: “We are honored to partner with Stewart & Stevenson to represent Rail King. Their railcar movers have long been recognized as being the best in the industry and we are excited to bring the full line of rail products to our customers.” Stewart & Stevenson, headquartered in Houston, Texas since 1902, manufactures five different Rail
King® railcar movers that are known for comfort and reliability. These units feature side-mount or full-width cabs with dual direction controls, both road wheels and rail wheels for quick, easy mobility on tracks and roadways, a patented cushion coupler system, and an enclosed, insulated cab with 360-degree visibility for operator safety and efficiency. The three side-mount cab models offer tractive effort ratings of up to 46,550 pounds, and the two full-width cab models offer tractive effort ratings of up to 49,250 lbs. The G6, Rail King’s newest unit provides up to 50,000 pounds of tractive effort.