The GO-A2 generates a constant speed of 8-RPM, and a power output of 2,000 ft-lbs.

The GO-A2 is an air-powered, hand-portable, compact Railcar Gate Opener with handheld controls for rapid Forward-Reverse action. The GO-A2 Railcar Gate Opener can utilize its capstan drive fitting, or fit over the barrel of a worn capstan and utilize the capstan’s socket notches.

The GO-A2 Railcar Gate Opener is well suited for worksites that experience:

  • Hopper cars that vary from easy-to-open to moderately-difficult because they are well maintained and regularly repaired;
  • Railcars that have fixed position gate mechanisms only;
  • Track side surface is level, smooth, and unobstructed;
  • Narrow deck or platform precludes wheeled-cart or beam-mounted openers;
  • Site security requires portable, easy removal and storage of tools and equipment.
GO-A2 Railcar Gate Opener Features

High-Tensile Aluminum Cast Housing

Withstands the rugged use and operating conditions at unloading sites.

Lightweight Portability

Enables one worker to easily carry and position this 45-lb powerhouse.

Hand-Held Control Valve

Enables operator to easily and safely open or close gate from up to 6-ft away.

Heavy-Duty Drive Fitting

Accommodates railcar capstans without external dog slots.

Smooth, Controlled Force

Facilitates steady gate opening without concern for wear of gate mechanism.

Accommodates Noise Restrictions

Operates At Less Than 92 dBA to accommodate for noise restrictions at plant and unloading site operations.

Energy Efficient Force Output

Provides energy efficient force output at only 18.5 CFM @ 90 PSI

One-Worker Positioning & Operation

Enables greater productivity and reduced man power planning.

Acrylic Enamel Coat Finish

Reduces rust and corrosion in harsh environments.

GO-A2 Gate Opener
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GO-A2 Railcar Gate Opener Specifications


GO-A2 Portable Gate Opener


Pneumatic; Requires 18.5 CFM @ 90 PSI

Working Torque

2,000 ft-lbs Constant at 8-RPM

Frame Dimensions

22″ L X 11.5″ W X 19″ H (with Drive Fitting)

Handle Width

Cast-In D-Handle; 5″ W X 1″ H

Height Adjustment

Lift-On Portability to Accommodate Any Capstan Height

Inlet Coupling

Swivel Fitting; 3/8″ NPT

Finish Coating

Acrylic Enamel Coat Finish


  • Drive Fitting
  • Operators Manual

Gate Opener Weight

65 lbs

Shipping Weight

80 lbs