HARSCO Corp divisions SGB and Harsco Track Technologies have worked together to develop a rail-mounted elevating hydraulic platform to replace ladders or scaffolding when working on overhead electrification. It has a working height of 12·1m, reach of 5·5m, 359í slew and 180í platform rotation. The four-wheel rough terrain chassis has foam-filled rubber tyres and steel rail wheels. The Deutz Diesel engine is controlled from the basket, and provides a maximum rail speed of 8 km/h with the boom retracted and 1 km/h with the basket raised.

HTT has also developed a rail chassis to support Boss glass- reinforced plastic scaffold towers manufactured by SGB. The lightweight tower will not corrode and is non-conductive, making it suitable for use in electrification work.

SGB Group, UK

Reader Enquiry Number 145