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To get more information on our drop table systems, please feel free to contact Denise Louder, our Product Manager for this line of products, at (301) 829-6227, or email her via our contact page.

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Rail and Transit Systems – Shop Maintenance

The goal of any railcar workshop is to perform vehicle maintenance and repair efficiently and return the vehicle to working service. Macton rail shop equipment is designed and manufactured to allow customers to achieve this goal while maintaining a safe work environment for personnel. Macton hoisting equipment allows personnel to perform work on rail vehicles and truck assemblies that are elevated to a safe and convenient height above the shop floor while turntables and other positioning equipment provide an efficient means to move railcars and trucks through the facility.

All Macton hoisting equipment is designed with mechanical screw jacking units with self-locking screw threads to ensure that the equipment will only raise and lower when power is applied to the motor. Macton recommends a shallow pit design for all hoisting equipment. The shallow pit foundations are generally less expensive to install because the pit depth is decreased from 20 feet to a nominal 3 1/2 feet. When hoists are installed in a shallow pit foundation, the screw and nut are housed in a caisson that protects them from damage caused by debris falling into the pit. The screw and nut are lubricated in a continuous oil bath extending the wear life of the screw and nut and decreasing the maintenance downtime for the equipment.

Specific Products Offered

There are a wide variety of products that Macton has to offer in this area, including the following:

Truck RemovalTruck OverhaulShop MaintenanceFreight Railroads


Truck RemovalTruck OverhaulShop MaintenanceFreight Railroads


Truck RemovalTruck OverhaulFreight RailroadsShop Maintenance