For over 115 years, Miner Enterprises, Inc. has supplied the railroad industry with quality manufactured and engineered railcar components.
W.H. Miner is a major supplier of freight car components to the railroad industry. Their customer list comprises all Class I and Class II railroads worldwide, freight car builders, private-car companies, leasing companies, and contract freight car repair shops. Miner has sold its products in 56 countries and recently won its second award for excellence in exporting, from the Department of Commerce.
Their experienced staff of engineers and technicians is knowledgeable, innovative, and committed. They work closely with sales and marketing to provide quality products that meet or exceed customer needs and the changing needs of the marketplace. A research and development department recognised for excellence throughout the railroad and transportation industries supports engineering.
Quality assurance of all components is controlled by Miner Quality Assurance personnel to their specifications.
Miner's draft gear line includes a variety of steel-friction and elastomer-friction draft gears that provide higher capacity for a wide range of service requirements. As a pioneer and industry leader in draft gear design, Miner has over 115 years experience and over 1,000,000 units currently in service.
Their draft gears have consistently demonstrated that their superior capacity actually increases over time, even in the most punishing service applications. In fact, their draft gears are known to perform as good as or better after prolonged use. Tests have shown Miner draft gears to provide double-digit increases in capacity well after 1,000,000 miles of service.
Utilising the industry-proven friction clutch design, combined with durable and resilient spring packages as well as sturdy cast alloy steel housings, Miner draft gears are built for maximum strength and toughness to provide trouble-free service to virtually any type of railcar.