Railcar Mechanical Wheel Handlers

Railcar Mechanical Wheel Handlers


Key Specifications

  • Safer mode of transporting rail car wheels
  • Handles all sizes of car wheels
  • Simple to operate


A mechanical wheel handler is a machine designed to handle rail car wheels. In most cases, automated wheel handlers will meet the specifications of the wheel diameters they are meant to handle. Here’s a list of the other elements of mechanical wheel handlers that make them special equipment in the railway industry.

  • They offer mechanical locks to the railcar wheel
  • They’re simple to operate
  • They come with safety locks
  • They can be operated with a forklift truck

How does a Mechanical Wheel Handler help in rail operations?

Mechanical wheel handlers have been distinguished as essential solutions for most manual wheel handling challenges in the railway industry. As such, automatic wheel handlers are meant to offer a safer mode of transporting rail car wheels. Similarly, mechanical wheel handlers help ensure that one person precisely positions the heavyweight railcar wheels on the rail track.

These mechanical wheel handlers can be used in diverse scenarios in the railway industry. Their jaws can be retracted or extended, making them a great choice when handling various wheels. Similarly, their controllers have magnets and onboard safety switches that allow for easy attachment.

The value of preventive maintenance checks

Proper maintenance is essential if you want to get a good return on investment on your mechanical wheel handler. It would be a great idea to instill preventative maintenance to avoid the exorbitant costs of machine repairs.

Here’s a list of maintenance issues that the mechanical wheel handler will need:

  • Ensure that fluids like the hydraulic fluid coolant, engine oil, water, and fuel are replaced in time as they speak volumes about the internal state of the wheel handler.
  • Do a scheduled inspection of the engine, particularly the battery connections, belts, and hoses.
  • Oil all moving parts and joints.
  • Do a thorough check of the electrical system to ensure no wires are exposed and the insulation is as recommended.

Low height requirements:

  • No special training
  • No hydraulic hook up required
  • Mechanical lock to the wheel
  • Safety locks
  • Simple to operate
  • Handles all sizes of car wheels
  • Operated from the cab of the forklift
  • The Mechanical Wheel Handler was designed for handling car wheels with a diameter range of 28″, 33″, 36″ and 38″
  • The Wheel Handler can be operated with a forklift truck equipped with a mast having tilting capability in both directions
Safer mode of transporting rail car wheels.
Handles all sizes of car wheels.
Simple to operate.

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