Train Lift – Altona

Project Summary

Client: Progress Rail - A Caterpillar Company

Location: Altona, Melbourne

Crane: 250T Liebherr / 220T Liebherr / 25T Franna

Project Overview

Train Lift – Altona

CHALLENGE Raise a 134T Locomotive off track for an in-situ repair of a 16T Truck Frame (Bogie). Conduct tasks with minimal interruption to a functioning yard. The Premier planning team was given details of a cramped and constricted set up envelope, as the client’s logistical movements needed to remain active. Add to that the requirement to salvage / Pick and carry the repairable Bogie using our Franna with a Rigged Superlift.

OUTCOMES: An initial site visit established all the Lift criteria. In-house Engineering provided the most efficient solution utilising 50T Nylon Slings and a pair of 100T Spreader Beams. Two Cranes with full counterweights suspended the load safely while the Support Franna recovered the damaged component and subsequent reattachment of the repaired Bogie. No major site interruption, a fully operational Locomotive at the end of a long day.

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