Drop Tables offer several advantages over other methods of servicing rail equipment...convenience being the most obvious. To remove drive wheels or trucks with a Drop Table, 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. The trucks can then be moved to a maintenance area where inspection and repair can be performed quickly and efficiently.
Even though each Whiting Drop Table is designed to meet a specific application, our experience enables us to incorporate proven, standardized components into the unique design...which lowers the original cost and impacts favourably on future repair costs.
Each Whiting design feature remote operation - no need for personnel to be on, or near the Drop Table while it is in operation - and "self-locking" worm screws that remain stationary in the event of a drive mechanism malfunction...regardless of table load.