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Rail Depot Lifting and Handling Equipment


Mechan’s flagship lifting jacks are raising standards in the rail industry. Using our Megalink control system, it is now possible to carry out a synchronised lift of up to 13 rail cars.

Thanks to our 50 years of experience, we build jacks that are designed to work hard in any environment and have an estimated life of 25 years, far longer than that of other lightweight alternatives. As experts in lifting equipment, safety is a priority and Mechan jacks will maintain the load of a train in the event of a power failure.

We are proud to say our lifting jacks fly the flag for British engineering and are used in some of world’s most advanced rail facilities. As we understand the needs of our customers, our designs can be modified to suit bespoke vehicle and depot requirements.


Accommodation, or dummy bogies as they are sometimes known, support a vehicle at a suitable height for maintenance to take place when the working bogie has been removed. They are ideal for use in the production of new vehicles or in depots where the base of existing stock requires attention.


A bogie press is used to mimic the loads imposed on a bogie by a rail vehicle and to settle the suspension, so no further adjustment is needed when it is fitted to the train.


Mechan manufactures a wide range of products designed to make the removal, refurbishment and maintenance of bogies and wheelsets safe and more efficient.


Mechan’s innovative equipment drop systems can be used to reduce the time it takes to maintain, repair or replace components on the underside of a rail vehicle, without the need to lift or split the train.


Rail traversers are used to move carriages and locomotives in a perpendicular direction to the track, allowing them to be transferred quickly and safely between roads in a depot, port or maintenance facility. It eliminates the need for fans of sidings and points that can lead to high infrastructure costs and take up a large area of land.


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