Drop Table Pioneers
Whiting pioneered the development of the drop table concept. Wheel set change outs are fast, easy, and efficient when you choose a drop table from Whiting. Whiting engineers take the time to listen and create a drop table system that fits your application. Like all Whiting Railcar Maintenance Equipment, a Full Truck Drop Table is built with reliability, safety, and ease of maintenance in mind.
Full Truck Drop tables are used to change out two and three wheel axle trucks up to 250 tons. To remove drive wheels or trucks with a Full Truck Drop Table, the locomotive is located and supported over the table top, where the trucks (or wheels) are disconnected, lowered, transferred laterally and then raised to a release track. The trucks can then be moved to a maintenance area where inspection and repair can be performed quickly and efficiently.