Multiple Car Hoists
Car hoists raise the entire transit car to a convenient height for worker access to underbody components. Utilizing a rugged, proven, mechanical screw/nut design, two or four screw designs are standard in capacity ranges to 50 tons. Cars can be raised individually, articulated, or in married pairs with electrically synchronized car hoists positioned under each truck location. An important feature of the electro-mechanical screw/nut design requires motor power to the car hoist to both raise and lower, this minimizing the possibility of inadvertent lowering of the hoist with personnel under the car(s). Spinning posts, capable of assuming the carload at the truck frame may be incorporated into the car hoist to allow the wheels to be rotated for various audio/visual inspections.