Light Vehicles

Aries Hyrail Land Cruiser road-rail conversion for standard gauge

Aries Hyrail road rail vehicles use a rotary actuator wherever possible, providing class leading ground clearance and approach/departure angles. Aries Hyrail conversions are available for a number of light vehicles with customisable options to suit almost any road rail vehicle.

Aries manufacture and install conversions for narrow, standard and broad gauge rail, all of which have an airbag compatible protection bar and comply with the very latest standards and requirements, including the new AS7502 Road-Rail Vehicle standard.

Some light vehicles are not suitable for a hyrail conversion due to limited front road axle capacity. Aries can easily convert the following light utility vehicles:

  • Toyota Land Cruiser – Including 2016 ANCAP5 version
  • Mercedes G300 Single Cab
  • Iveco Daily 4×4
  • Iveco Daily 4×2 – Including van and cab chassis variants

 

Toyota Land Cruiser

The Aries Hyrail Toyota Land Cruiser kit has been extensively re-designed and is now independently approved for use on road-rail vehicles fitted with driver and passenger airbags.

In standard and broad gauge configuration, the road wheels remain in contact with the rail, providing braking and traction.

Toyota Land Cruiser with Aries Hyrail road-rail vehicle conversion for standard gauge rail

For narrow gauge use, the vehicle is modified to allow the addition of an inner pair of tryes on the rear that provide traction and braking whilst the front road wheels are lifted clear of the rail.

Road-rail vehicle fitted with Aries Hyrail hi rail conversion.

The standard gauge front hyrail is stored inside the original Toyota bumper providing a significant increase in pedestrian safety. On-road driving performance and braking stability is also improved when compared to traditional road rail designs.

The kit has been independently tested and approved for use on road-rail vehicles fitted with driver and passenger airbags.

Toyota Land Cruiser with Aries Hyrail road-rail vehicle conversion for standard gauge rail
The easily accessible emergency hand pump allows the driver to manually raise the hyrail whilst standing at the side of the vehicle.
Hyrail emergency off-tracking pump

High ground clearance and approach angle ensure exceptional off-road performance.

Hyrail vehicle ground clearance

The Aries Hyrail control system provides safe and reliable control of the hyrail along with access to many advanced options. See the hyrail options page for further details.

Hyrail control screen

The compact rear hyrail ensures minimal loss of departure angle.

Land Cruiser rear hyrail equipment
Iveco Daily 4x4 road-rail hyrail vehicle
Iveco Daily 4x2 re-railing vehicle

Other Light Vehicles

Some light vehicles are not suitable for a hyrail conversion due to limited front road axle capacity. Aries can easily convert the following light utility vehicles:

  • Toyota Land Cruiser – Including 2016 ANCAP5 version
  • Mercedes G300 Single Cab
  • Iveco Daily 4×4
  • Iveco Daily 4×2 – Including van and cab chassis variants