Postalloy® RailTuff-FCO

Postalloy® RailTuff-FCO is a non-cracking strong, tough, low alloy open-arc build-up wire. It can be applied to carbon and low alloy steels. Weld deposits are exceptionally sound and dense, and heavy crack-free build-ups are possible.


Product Type

  • Flux-cored
  • Open-arc


  • Railroad railends
  • Wheel burns
  • Wheel slip streaks
  • Carbon steel switch points

Weld Deposit Properties

Deposit Thickness:
With carbide tools
35Rc - 40Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
23-28 225-375 1/16" (1.6mm) 1"-11⁄4"(25-32mm)
24-29 220-290 5/64" (2.0mm) 1"-1 1⁄2"(25-38mm)

Welding Procedure:

Please consult our Railroad Track Procedures Manual.

Product Equivalent:

Electrode: Postalloy® RailTuff

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil
5/64" (2.0mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil