Custom-designed drop tables offer easy removal of rail wheel sets, traction motors/combos and full trucks/bogies of freight cars, transit vehicles and locomotives. Drop tables can come in standard designs but Handling Specialty offers the ability to customize your drop tables, because we understand that not every MRO set up is going to be the same.


Handling Specialty offers both the well-known Whiting brands of rail drop tables and our own Handling Specialty custom-designed drop tables with capacities to fit your application needs. Handling Specialty will supply world-class engineering to flesh out your custom drop table requirements including drawings for deep pit and shallow pit construction & facility layouts. We have decades of experience working with A&E firms and offer full turnkey rail maintenance solutions around the world.

In business since 1963 Handling Specialty has gained the knowledge and experience to realize the best solutions for your rail maintenance facility. Boasting advanced technologies, superior components, robust manufacturing processes, factory testing, logistics, installation services, and parts support, Handling Specialty offers the complete service package to keep your rail material handling equipment running at peak efficiencies. 

Key Features of Rail Industry Drop Tables

  • Our drop tables are capable of changing out full trucks as well as single axles with traction motors
  • Four (4) Self-locking machine screws
  • Independent lifting columns with variable frequency drives (VFD)
  • Operator Station provides drop table location and information on the HMI display
  • Wireless remote controller provided with emergency stop pushbutton
  • Safety lights, locking bar, limit switches

Types of Rail Industry Drop Tables

  • 5-ton hydraulic for freight car and transit vehicle wheel set change out
  • 20-ton Whiting screw type for freight car and transit vehicle wheel set change out
  • 50-ton Whiting screw type for locomotion traction motor/combo change out
  • 50-ton Handling Specialty screw type for locomotive traction motor/combo change out
  • Split rail system for freight car and transit vehicle wheel set change out 
  • Monorail screw type for truck/bogie change out
  • 50-125 ton Whiting screw type for full truck/bogie change out
  • Custom drop table capacities are available upon request

For further information on the above equipment and/or to discuss your specific drop table application please use our contact form and our sales team will reply promptly to assist you. 

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