Moving Loads On Rails (including railcars, rail bogies, passenger cars, transfer cars)
Steel rails are used by the railroad and manufacturing industries as a method of reducing the rolling resistance of extremely heavy loads.
Often the rails form the basis of the production line itself and loads are moved along the rails from one work station to the next, into and out of autoclaves, drying kilns or maintenance workshops.
Since the wheels on the rail bogies, rail cars, wheelsets, transfer cars, and kiln cars are flanged to prevent the load from coming off the rails or, the rail itself is designed in such a way to prevent the wheels from deviating left or right, it is possible to apply a pushing and pulling force both in the center of the load and also offset to one side of the load with an extension bar. This is particularly useful when there is an inspection or open pit between the rails.
To safely move the load, the extension bar may be temporarily extended, either to the left or the right, which enables one of our Power Pushers to apply a pushing or pulling force.