Handling Specialty custom designed and manufactured two self-propelled work platforms for a major Canadian railway company’s sandblasting booth. The platform’s many axes of movement allows maintenance personnel to reach all areas of the freight car.


  • Self-propelled work platforms run horizontally along crane rail and 120’ track at 80 fpm
  • Platform has special open grate flooring to allow water and sand to fall through
  • Using on-board control panel, platform can be raised vertically to 192”, extended out 30” or rotated 90° to reach all railcar surfaces
  • Safety features include primary lift cable with safety lock, back-up lifting cable with cable brake mechanism, and overload protection
  • Manufactured to operate reliably in a wet, dirty, industrial environment


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