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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 Cutters

AMKUS cutter blades can be reburbished so even when worked in extreme in of extremes they add value to your services.

AMKUS AMK-21A Cutter

Features:

  • The unique 360 degree rotating handle with eight locking positions allows the rescuer to place the handle in the best position for the desired cutting action;
  • Control valve placement provides compact design allowing greater access for the user;
  • Tool design provides excellent balance and natural hand placement ;
  • Capable of all automotive cutting requirements;
  • Anodized for corrosion protection;
  • NFPA 1936 specifications.
AMKUS AMK-21A Cutter

AMKUS AMK-21 Cutter

Features:

  • Certified Model NFPA 1936, 2005 edition;
  • Unique 360 degree rotating handle with eight positions allows rescuer to place the handle in the best position for the desired cutting action;
  • Control valve placement provides compact design allowing greater access for the user;
  • Tool design provides excellent balance and natural hand placement;
  • Capable of all automotive cutting requirements;
  • Anodized for corrosion protection.
AMKUS AMK-21 Cutter

AMKUS AMK-25 Heavy Duty Cutter

Features:

  • Extremely compact, powerful and versatile;
  • Proven design – thousands in use worldwide;
  • Capable of all automotive cutting requirements;
  • Anodized for corrosion protection;
  • Available with D-Ring Handle.


Part No. 200201491000

AMKUS AMK-25 Heavy Duty Cutter

AMKUS AMK-25E Speedway Cutter

Features:

  • Long blade and wide opening covers the need for continuous cutting such as: "B" & "C" posts, third doors and roofs;
  • Designed for racing but lends itself to everyday vehicle rescue;
  • Available with D-Ring Handle.


Part No. 200201497000

AMKUS AMK-25E Speedway Cutter

AMKUS AMK-25S Wide Opening Cutter

Features:

  • Special application cutter;
  • Wide tip opening for pipe, angle and channel cutting operations;
  • Available with D-Ring Handle.


Part No. 200201492000

AMKUS AMK-25S Wide Opening Cutter

AMKUS AMK-25P Cable Cutter

Features:

  • Special application cutter;
  • Unique blade design for cable, chain and special applications;
  • Available with D-Ring Handle.


Part No. 200201494000

AMKUS AMK-25P Cable Cutter

AMKUS D-Ring Handle

Features:

  • Optional D-Ring Handle;
  • *Not available on the AMK-21 Cutter.
AMKUS D-Ring Handle

Specifications of all models

AMKUS Cutters
AMK-21A
AMK-21
AMK-25
AMK-25E
AMK-25S
AMK-25P
Maximum cutting force
110,000 lbs.
(489.3 kN)
110,000 lbs.
(489.3 kN)
60,000 lbs.
(266.9 kN)
60,000 lbs.
(266.9 kN)
60,000 lbs.
(266.9 kN)
60,000 lbs.
(266.9 kN)
Maximum cutter opening at tips
5.2 in.
(132 mm)
6.0 in.
(152 mm)
4.1 in.
(104 mm)
7.0 in.
(178 mm)
6.2 in.
(157 mm)
2.2 in.
(56 mm)
Maximum cutter opening at center
5.8 in
(135 mm)
6.3 in.
(160 mm)
5.0 in.
(127 mm)
8.0 in.
(203 mm)
6.5 in.
(165 mm)
2.5 in.
(64 mm)
Weight:
35.0 lb.
(15 kg)
33.25 lb.
(15 kg)
30.1 lbs.
(13.7 kg)
34.0 lbs.
(15.4 kg)
30.2 lbs.
(13.7 kg)
28.5 lb.
(13 kg)
Length
25.8 in.
(655 mm)
26.5 in.
(673 mm)
20.5 in.
(521 mm)
23.5 in.
(597 mm)
21.1 in.
(536 mm)
18.7 in.
(475 mm)
Width
9.0 in.
(229 mm)
9.0 in.
(229 mm)
9.0 in.
(229 mm)
9.0 in.
(229 mm)
9.0 in.
(229 mm)
9.0 in.
(229 mm)
Depth
8.0 in.
(203 mm)
8.0 in.
(203 mm)
7.6 in.
(193 mm)
7.6 in.
(193 mm)
7.6 in.
(193 mm)
7.6 in.
(193 mm)
Maximum operating pressure
10,500 psi
(724 bar)
10,500 psi
(724 bar)
10,500 psi
(724 bar)
10,500 psi
(724 bar)
10,500 psi
(724 bar)
10,500 psi
(724 bar)