The BTE-329 is a heavyweight Hi-Rail machine with substantial horsepower and lifting capacity. It can be rapidly deployed on rail and then crawl off-track for more versatility or to clear up for train traffic. The exclusive BTE four-wheel drive Hi-Rail system provides useful on-track mobility with power for continuous ditching and towing. The increased lifting capacity of the BTE-329 makes it a capable choice for handling heavy loads or lifting track materials.


This machine is equipped to run the production BTE Undercutter with Spoil Removal Wheel for fast main line or switch undercutting. It can help build track with the BTE Tie Dragon tie handler that picks, spreads, and places up to seven concrete ties at a time. The Wood Panel Lifter is the perfect tool for track replacement or new construction.





With the power and reach, the BTE-329 is excellent for undercutting, mulching, ditching, digging, and lifting.


BTE-329 Hi-Rail Excavator Features

BTE Hi-Rail Four-Wheel Drive System

BTE Benefits

  • BTE Heavy Duty Hi-Rail Undercarriage
  • BTE Attachment Priority Valve
  • Caterpillar Power 200 HP (149 kW)
  • Excavator reach approximately 34 feet (10.5 m)
  • Attachment Quick Coupler
  • Crawler Track Mobility for Power and Stability
  • Comfortable Full Sized Cab
  • Sure-Grip Joysticks for multi-function control
  • Caterpillar dealer network for parts and service
  • BTE support for training, parts, and service
  • Designed for Long Track Runs, extended service life
  • Hi-Rail Travel approximately 22 mph (35 km/h)
  • Two-Speed Drive Motors for travel and towing
  • Twenty-four-inch extended life Hi-Rail Wheels
  • Chain Drive, Solid Axle, Heavy Duty Bearings
  • Excavator capable of straddling rail
  • Hi-Rail Wheels retract for great ground clearance
  • Quick tow mode Drive Disconnects
  • Service, Parking, and Hydrostatic Braking
  • Track Gauge 56.5 Inches (1435 mm)




  • BTE Tough for Productivity and Reliability
  • BTE Smart Screen PLC with LCD color interface
  • Lift and Carry Wood Track Panels
  • High horsepower and lifting capacity
  • Drive gear runs cool on long mileage rail travel
  • Ease of operations reduces training costs
  • Mobilize Faster with BTE Hi-Rail Gear
  • Powerful on-track and off-track capability
  • Versatile with innovative BTE Attachments



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