Sidekick - Brake Stick
Used by all Class 1 Railroad's.
Safely Apply and Release Hand Brakes:
Sidekick is a tool specifically designed and engineered to enhance the safety performance of railroad employees.
Sidekick eliminates an employee’s exposure to risk and
injury associated with ascending and descending rail cars to apply and release hand brakes and retainer valves.
Sidekick permits an employee to open knuckles without
entering the gauge of the rail.
Sidekick has a revolutionary, patented locking mechanism that ensures positive positioning of the telescoping tool. The patented hook completes the multipurpose design of the tool.
The elimination of safety hazards is tantamount in improving safety performance. Improved safety performance results in improved employee efficiency. Improved employee efficiency translates into savings for the railroad.
OVER 75,000 units used since 1999.
The SIDEKIck is used by the below Class I's: