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Diesel Rail Runner

Diesel Rail Runner Electric Mining Vehicle

The Diesel Rail Runner is a nonpermissible, MSHA approved personnel carrier for use in underground and above ground mining. The Diesel Rail Runner seats 8 people plus the driver comfortably. The driver is seated high for optimal visibility. The Rail Runner is propelled by a 60 hp or 74 hp, 4 cylinder Deutz engine, driving a tandem hydrostatic pump, which supplies 4 hydrostatic wheel motors. The wheel motors contain sealed wet brakes which are applied automatically on engine shutdown. The speed, acceleration, and deceleration are all programmable. Seats are equipped with seatbelts. Lights actuate automatically in the direction of travel. The Diesel Rail Runner has electrically controlled wheel sanders. The Rail Runner is currently built for 42 inch and 48 inch gauge track, but can be built for any reasonable gauge. The Rail Runner is standard 190” long, 66” wide, and 73” tall, but Johnson Industries can build to fit the customers’ specifications as needed. For sustained run time and pulling power, a diesel transporter is the way to go.

With features like hydrostatic wheel motors, sealed wet brakes, and tandem hydrostatic pump drive, the Diesel Rail Runner is a great benefit in a variety of industries. Johnson Industries’ Diesel Rain Runner is a great personnel carrier and is or can be used around the world in salt mines, coal mines, molybdenum mines, zinc mines, potash mines, gold mines, rock mines.


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Vehicle Specifications

  • Approximately 5,500 lbs
  • 60 or 74 hp, 4 Cylinder Deutz Engine
  • Tandem Hydrostatic pump drive
  • 4 Hydrostatic wheel motors
  • Independent hard rubber spring suspension
  • Sealed wet brakes in wheel motors apply on engine shut down
  • Seats 8 men + Driver comfortably
  • Lights in both directions
  • Brake and flashing lights available
  • Fire suppression available, manual or automatic
  • Horn

Standard Dimensions

  • Width: 66"
  • Overall Length: 190"
  • Height: 73" (with canopy as shown)


  • Strobe Light
  • Fire Extinguisher



Mining Industries
Salt Mining
Coal Mining
Molybdenum Mining
Zinc Mining
Potash Mining
Gold Mining
Rock Mining

Johnson Industries provides a range of custom designed and built vehicles and equipment to meet the needs of many different industries. From industrial duty cars, to sampling systems, Johnson Industries is the authority on industrial equipment and vehicles. Johnson Industries started out serving the coal mining industry and now serves the utility, municipality, communication, airport, factory, industrial, construction, & recreation industries.


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  • Phone Number:

    (606) 639-2029

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