SpikeFast is a patented two part, non-foam polyurethane product that is used to fill holes in wooden sleepers. It is proven to retain screws and spikes better and longer than other traditional plugging materials.
Performance tests commissioned by US national railroads indicate that SpikeFast outperforms wood plugs, polymeric foam and epoxy foam in both lateral resistance and pullout resistance. Apply SpikeFast in extreme weather conditions, including heavy rain, freezing temperatures and high humidity, and your result is solid sleepers that anchor as well as new sleepers. It is easy to adz, and holes are ready to use within 10 minutes.
SpikeFast bonds so tightly to the spike hole surface that it will not dislodge during the adzing process. Unaffected by water, SpikeFast completely displaces standing water in used holes without excess foaming, and it deeply penetrates cracks, voids and crevices in the tie to reduce moisture infiltration and sleeper rot.
SpikeFast helps maintenance crews be more efficient by allowing them to re-fasten more rails in less time and providing a product that lasts longer than any alternative. SpikeFast will provide an immediate return on investment by reducing tie maintenance costs and rail down time.
Five of the six major US railroads use SpikeFast. They are: Burlington Northern Sante Fe, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSXT, and Norfolk Southern.
SpikeFast is an excellent complement to our GageLok screw range when re-sleepering.
SpikeFast is distributed in Australia by Imtram.
SpikeFast is a registered trademark of the Willamette Valley Company Railroad Division.