Excavators And Loaders

Aries Rail offer a number of options for road-rail excavators and loaders, including dedicated road-rail machines and hyrail conversions.

Excavator Hyrail Conversions

Aries Hyrail conversions are available for a wide range of excavators in both tracked and rubber tyred versions. Excavators suitable for hyrail conversion include those manufactured by:

  • Komatsu
  • Hitachi
  • Caterpillar
  • Hyundai
  • JCB
  • Doosan
Aries Hyrail Hitachi road-rail excavator

Dedicated Road Rail Machines

Aries Rail are the official sales and support agent for Colmar rail products in Australia and New Zealand. Among the comprehensive range of rail construction and maintenance products available are a number of hi rail excavators and loaders.

Colmar hi rail excavators and loaders are used widely across the world with many companies operating large fleets of machines. This means that the products now being offered in Australia have been thoroughly tried and tested in a range of climatic conditions, ensuring safe and reliable operation anywhere in Australia.

Several engine options are available including Caterpillar.

Colmar excavators and loaders are dedicated road rail machines, design and manufactured specifically for use on both road and rail. This allows the machine to be compliant with the many unique rail standards and operating methods – Something that cannot be easily achieved by converting a normal excavator for rail use.


Colmar machines are available with a range of attachments including:

  • Buckets
  • Ballast brooms
  • Rail grabs
  • Magnets
  • Tampers
  • Under cutter bars
  • Rotating heads

Attachments feature quick connections and can be changed in less than two minutes.

Fully compliant with Australian Standards
Because the machines are built as dedicated road rail machines they are fully compliant with Australian standards including the new AS7502 road rail vehicle standard. They feature a number of important safety features:

  • Automatic electronic slew and boom height restriction, fully programmable from the driver’s seat
  • Stability control and dynamic load charts for all possible working positions
  • Rail wheel brakes
  • Rear facing and blind spot cameras
  • Directional lighting on the undercarriage.
  • Emergency pump to allow the operation of all functions (including boom and slew) in the event of a main hydraulic pump or engine failure.
  • ROPS and FOPS certified cabin
  • Emergency stop buttons
  • Dead-man switch

Watch Colmar Machines in Action