LineWise introduces its Catenary Platform Truck, the next generation of hi-rail construction and maintenance vehicles. The three-axle truck is EPA Tier IV compliant and its rubber tires are centered on the rail for optimal turning radius and traction.
The 8-ft wide by 16-ft long elevating platform has a capacity of 2,000 pounds and a maximum working height of 25 ft. It is able to be rotated 180 deg and can be insulated up to 5 kV. The platform is easily accessible using the integrated stairs located at the rear of the truck.
Radio controls allow the truck to be driven from the platform at speeds up to five miles per hour. The automatic handrail system adjusts upward to meet OSHA’s mandated handrail heights, and it also adjusts downward to meet the maximum legal highway travel height.
A pantograph system can be fitted to the truck to monitor the stagger and height of the catenary wires. Operation of the wire manipulator arms, platform rotation and elevation are radio controlled from the platform.
Safety considerations include rail safety lighting (both directions), back up camera and alarm, and an emergency platform lowering system.
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