Cranes

Published on 13 March 2008 (updated on 18 March 2008)

Self-propelled machines with one or two hydraulic jibs that handle track panels, points or crossings.

Installing a set of points with a twin jib crane (photoDROUARD)

Single jib and twin jib cranes :

These are self-propelled machines fitted with one or two hydraulic cranes that are used to handle track panels or points and crossings. These cranes have sufficient torque to lift 45 T/m and 72 T/m .

They can either be mounted on track (in the case of worksites with a double track) and used to transport rails, track panels, points and crossings, or in depots, on sidings (to load and unload worksite materials).