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Spike Machine Heater

Heat steel rods in furnace preparatory to forging boat or track spikes.

What does a Spike Machine Heater do?

Heats steel rods in furnace preparatory to forging boat or track spikes: Shoves rods into furnace and spaces them evenly with pry bar to ensure uniform heating. Pushes heated rods from furnace, using cold rod, on signal from SPIKE-MACHINE FEEDER. May adjust furnace temperature control, clean, and lubricate equipment as specified.