AutoFlood IV™

Open Top Hoppers: Coal – AutoFlood™

FreightCar America’s AutoFlood IV aluminum coal hopper car has a light weight of 49,400 lbs. with capacity to haul 236,600 lbs. of coal. The car can be automatically unloaded using the MegaFlo™ auto-discharge system as well as being rotary dumped. The AutoFlood IV features a smooth interior, steep slope sheets, three double-door pockets in the center, and single-door pockets at the ends. The door system closes with tension rather than compression, and no periodic door adjustments are required. The AutoFlood IV uses our patented cold-rolled center sill. This lightweight, 70ksi yield steel backbone is used in every coal car built by FreightCar America.

The AutoFlood IV also features an interior geometry optimized to improve the flow of coal, the largest door opening area offered in the industry, and patented aluminum side stakes with integral wear bars. It provides an optimized balance of payload, lightweight and efficient unloading – all at a competitive price.

These features of our AutoFlood IV Car can be configured to meet your specific requirements or preferences:

  • Size / capacity
  • Stainless option
  • Aluminum body
  • Hybrid option
  • Door system
  • Brake system
  • Draft system
  • Exterior finish
  • Interior lining / paint
  • Gondola & open top design
  • Modification available from coal or small cube car or similar
  • Covered option available

As part of our dedication to customer service, any of our railcar products may be further developed to meet the specific characteristics of the bulk or containerized freight being transported — as well as any other customized requirements or specifications required by our clients.

Our commitment to quality and customer services begins with the first customer contact and extends through the life of the railcar. Our Customer Service Department is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced team with the resources to help with any of your service requirements.

For more information call 800.458.2235 or contact an expert online.


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