Locomotive turntables from Vector Lifting are designed to rotate a single locomotive or set of wagons in the yard.
Vector Lifting has completed the design, manufacture and installation of locomotive turntables throughout Australia.
The turntables ensure safety, efficiency and quick turnaround time for locomotives entering and leaving the yard. Installed within a concrete pit to allow ease of access to all areas of the turntable, the system simplifies maintenance within the rail yard. When the turntable is not in use, the main girder beam is in line with the incoming rail track and locked into position.
Driven by two variable speed drives and controlled via radio remote or local pendant, the locomotive turntables can be operated by train drivers safely. The turntable has a capacity of 140t and a 23m span, allowing locomotives and wagons to be turned easily.
Key benefits of locomotive turntables:
- Safely rotates locomotives or wagons
- Ease of operation
- Ease of maintenance
- Increases efficiency and safety within the rail yard