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Established in 1983, Railtraction Engineering (Pty) Ltd, having celebrated 25 years of existence in 2008, has become a household name amongst South African Fire and Emergency Services.

With a well established product range consisting of Internationally acknowledged brand names such as AMKUS, Paratech, Tempest etc., the company has proven itself delivering a world class service to every client, every time, on time.

Hydraulic Rescue Tools Product Categories

Life is the most precious possession we have. During the response to an accident scene whether a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or an industrial incident, the fire fighters, paramedics and rescue technician prepare themselves for anything.


It is important that they have the knowledge that their HR System has been specially designed for the job at hand and can stand up to the most gruelling situations and operational requirements. Safe, reliable and strong enough to tackle any job, the tools must be backed up by a dedicated team of service professionals from both the manufacturer and the distributor.


AMKUS Hydraulic Rams provide built-in features such; an oversized base for load distribution, diamond cut head and base for improved grip, integrated chain connection points and adaptability.

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Apart from our excellent heavy-duty cutter, AMKUS manufacturers a dedicated range of specialised and advanced technology cutters to meet any operational rescue requirement.

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AMKUS Cutters


AMKUS combi-tools are designed to meet the specific needs of first response combining cutting, spreading and pulling fuctions into one compact strong tool.


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AMKUS Combi-tools


With AMKUS spreaders capable of spreading and pulling with forces up to 23 tons the 600mm to in excess of one meter spreading distance will cover all your extracation needs.


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AMKUS Spreaders`


All AMKUS pumps are supplied with simultanious connection, configured to operate in alternative or simultanious mode. Operating at 720 bar the 7.8 litre hydraulic pump will not let you down, even with loss of the mineral based hydraulic oil due to accidental spillage.


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The AMKUS range of accessories includes hoses of various lengths and colors, various chain options, ram ACCY kits, pedal cutters and remote valves.


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AMKUS Accessories