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The Industry’s Most Reliable Equipment and Compounds

We’ve made a habit of introducing revolutionary equipment and compounds that are engineered to extend the life of your crossties. Our EnduraPlugTM Tie Plugging Compound is developed in labs and tested in the field to ensure the highest quality and greatest value for our customers. Our line of equipment increases safety and productivity and decreases costs for MOW gangs.


Ride on tie plugger

Maximize Safety, Comfort, Productivity and Versatility


  • Track mounted and self propelled
  • Equipped with GPS for tracking
  • Dual dispensing, low maintenance guns reduce clean up time
  • Add-on SpeedSet® UV light curing epoxy unit for concrete ties
  • Optional semi-enclosed cab
  • Comprehensive field support


  • Operators are seated during track travel and work modes
  • Proven in production for decades
  • Travels under its own power up to 25 mph for easy clearing
  • Comfortable, adjustable, ergonomic operator seating
  • 2 operator stations, each with its own compound dispensing applicator
  • Ability to run with 1 or 2 operators
  • Holds up to 250 gallons of tie plugging compound

Designed for Curve, Gauging and Small Rail Gangs


  • Safety stop bars front and rear
  • Dual gun dispensing systems for increased production on curve, tangent, and gauging gangs
  • Adjustable work speed control
  • Versatile and reliable
  • Single or dual crawler drive


  • Provides the flexibility and reliability to meet the demands of all types of production tie plugging applications
  • Dual compound dispensing guns increase plugging speed and efficiency
  • Dual crawler drive system eliminates repositioning machine in gang consist, allowing machine travel in either direction
  • Efficient and reliable single compound pump ensures consistent product mix
skid mounted tie plugger

Deliver High Performance Tie Plugging to Small Jobs


  • Compact and lightweight
  • Gasoline powered air compressor
  • Gasoline powered generator
  • 10 gallon, heated compound storage tanks
  • Single gun boom with 180-degree rotation
  • Mounted on a heavy-duty welded frame with lifting eye
  • Electric hose heat system
  • Manual gun flushing system with 3 gallon flush reservoir


  • Single compound application gun
  • Machine weighs approximately 1100 pounds
  • Assembled on a 3’x5’ portable skid
  • Holds up to 20 gallons of chemical
  • Production quality and performance is equal to our Ride-On and Walk Behind equipment


Applicators and Cartridges

Increase Operator Comfort and Reduce Costs

Our line of Wood & Composite Tie Plugging Applicators are manufactured with high strength steel.

  • Rugged and reusable applicator
  • Includes standard manual, manual extended, and cordless powered applicators
  • Ideal for spot tie repair and small gauging projects
  • Easy to use and cost effective
  • 1 to 1 ratio expanding compound greatly reduces the amount of compound needed
Encore Rail Systems 200ml Tie Plugger Applicator and Cartridge

Yield: 10-15 Spike Holes per Cartridge
Packaging: 36 Cartridges per Case

The 200ml cartridge is designed for small tie plugging jobs such as plugging around a thermite weld. Lightweight and compact, it’s designed to fit in a welder’s tool kit.

Encore Rail Systems 600ml Tie Plugger Applicator and Cartridge

Yield: 30-35 Spike Holes per Cartridge
Packaging 12 Cartridges per Case

Increase operator comfort and greatly reduce costs with our line of 600ml applicators. Manufactured with high strength steel this applicator is rugged and reusable.

1500ml Cartridge

Yield: 80-85 Spike Holes per Cartridge
Packaging: 6 Cartridges per Case

Our 1500ml cartridges are designed for larger manual tie plugging jobs. Plug up to 85 holes per cartridge, allowing operators to change cartridges less frequently and keep up production. The cartridge size offers more chemical in each case reducing the number of cases needed and ultimately the cost of freight.



EnduraPlugTM Tie Plugging 1 to 1 Ratio Expanding Compound

Encore’s EnduraPlug high yielding compound is offered in three different size cartridges, 5 gallon pails and 250 gallon totes.

  • Material has a one year shelf life when sealed and stored properly

EnduraPlug Benefits

  • A 2 part, 1:1 mix by volume methylene di-phenyl di-isocyanate, MDI, based expanding polyurethane rigid product
  • Formulated to match density of a hard wood and composite ties and provide superior holding strength
  • Easily dispensed and set up quickly to meet production needs
  • Can be applied in low temperatures
  • Available in 5 gallon pails and 250 gallon plastic intermediate bulk containers (IBC’s)
  • Maintains superior spike retention and track gauge as proven in the field and in independent testing
  • The packaging of this product can be customized to meet your specific needs
Encore Rail Systems SDS Downloads

Product Safety is Paramount to Us

We continually provide comprehensive safety and regulatory data on our Safety Data Sheets promoting safe usage and handling of our products. You can download the latest versions of SDS documents below.