Drop Table Pioneers
Whiting pioneered the development of the drop table concept. Wheel set change outs are fast, easy, and efficient when you choose a drop table from Whiting. Whiting engineers take the time to listen and create a drop table system that fits your application. Like all Whiting Railcar Maintenance Equipment, a Full Truck Drop Table is built with reliability, safety, and ease of maintenance in mind.
Full Truck Drop tables are used to change out two and three wheel axle trucks up to 250 tons. To remove drive wheels or trucks with a Full Truck Drop Table, the locomotive is located and supported over the table top, where the trucks (or wheels) are disconnected, lowered, transferred laterally and then raised to a release track. The trucks can then be moved to a maintenance area where inspection and repair can be performed quickly and efficiently.
Full Truck Drop Table Features
Body Supports and Girders
When removing drive wheel sets or trucks, the locomotive is located and supported over the table top, where the trucks or wheels are disconnected, lowered, transferred laterally and raised to a release track.
Whiting Drop Tables feature a remote operator console or a wireless pendant so the operator does not need to be close to the table during its operation.
Installations now operate in pits from 4 feet to 26 feet in width and in lifting capacities ranging from 20 to 125 tons.
Self-Locking Jack Screws
Whiting’s Drop Table design features self-locking jack screws that remain stationary in the event of a drive mechanism malfunction….regardless of the table load.
Release Track Top
Equipment installations can include a release track top which can be designed as a lift-off or bascule (split top) type.
Features include splash lubricated gearing, sealed bearings, and self-locking screws and nuts.