Duff-Norton Drop Tables are designed to quickly and efficiently assist with the removal of locomotive trucks or entire wheel sets for replacement, repair inspection or maintenance. The drop is designed with a lateral movable scissor lifting table, two rail bridges and their supporting frames, railings, walkway cover plates and a control unit to operate the system.
Drop tables can be used in maintenance facilities with in-ground tracks or elevated tracks. Body supports are used to hold the Railcar while the wheel set is removed and lowered into the maintenance pit and the Rail-bridges are movable to permit unrestricted lowering of the wheel-sets. Duff-Norton can custom design a drop table to safely and reliable handle all of your truck and wheel set requirements.