As one of North America’s largest manufacturers of freight car axles. Our shop is the preferred supplier to Class 1 railroads, car builders, third-party wheel shops and mining companies.
Offering both finished and semi-finished AAR freight car axles as well as customer specific requests.
Subject to the unforgiving nature of the railway and harsh backcountry climate, a rail wheel bearing is a mission critical component.
Working closely with clients, our bearing specifications are tailored to their operating conditions, optimizing for performance and longevity.
Our Wheel & Axle Shop carries the largest inventory of railroad bearings and parts in Canada.
Ronsco is an essential rail wheel supplier to Class 1 railroads, car builders, third-party wheel shops and mining companies.
Dedicated to providing a broad range of dependable quality wheels, we source only the best products from around the world. Ronsco maintains inventory of all common AAR wheels and many niche types not typically available from conventional manufacturers, such as multi-wear, K36, P33 and D38.
Bore diameters supplied to suit customer requirements.
Yes, our Wheel & Axle facility offers round trip transporation upon customer request. Contact us to learn more.
The term “converted” is an AAR designation implying the axle has been created from a larger size axle.
Often referred to as a “turndown”, a 6 x 11 axle is machined out of a scrap 6 ½ x 12 and considered new.
The term “requalified” indicates a used axle that has undergone a process of evaluation to ensure it meets minimum AAR requirements.
Yes, Ronsco produces a range of locomotive and passenger car axles.
Please contact us to learn more.
Yes, Ronsco provides warranty on axles.
Please contact us to learn more as warranty coverage varies between product condition types.
Our inventory includes Standard NT, HDL and EcoTurn.
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Yes, Ronsco in collaboration with Timken Rail offer complementary technical training to our customer. Focusing on subjects such as components, performance and failure analysis.
Yes, subject to condition Ronsco will purchase bearing cores.
Please contact us to learn more.
The versatility of our equipment allows us to offer all profile types.
Customized or alternate profiles are available upon request. To learn more please contact us.
Depending on wheel type, we currently supply H36 and K36 in both Class C and D material.
We offer both cast and forged wheels in accordance with our customer's preference.
Yes, both options are available at your request. Ronsco work’s closely with our clients to evaluate their needs and pair an appropriate scenario.
Core exchange scenarios such as turn-for-turn are often the preferred method of railroads. Alternatively, our years of experience have facilitated a blended price model favoured by independent repair facilities. Lastly, we provide an outright purchase scenario with no obligation to return core materials.
Both models require the client to provide an equal number of wheelset cores in return of the turned sets issued by Ronsco.
Recognized as the preferred method of railroads, Turn-for-turn offers the lowest initial fee with a variable pricing system. Additional costs may be incurred when cores are deemed “non-turnable”. Final charges are issued once all cores are received and evaluated.
The blended model is favored by independent repair facilities as it offers a fixed fee. Regardless of the condition of customer cores, no additional costs will be incurred. Although the risk of back charges is removed, a blended model comes with substantially higher costs compared to turn-for-turn.
To speak with someone about the best model for your organization please contact us.
Yes, we are always seeking to acquire good wheelset cores and grow our pool.
Suitable cores must be removed from normal operating service. No flood damaged or straight plate wheelsets are accepted. Please contact us to proceed further.
Yes, subject to the result of an inspection.