HMA Techniplan design and supply a range of Boom Lift Elevating Work Platforms (EWP) for attachment to Hi-Rail vehicles. The Elevating Work Platforms can either be permanently attached, bolted or attached with twist locks to the tray body of the Hi-Rail vehicle.

Hi-Rail Elevating Work Platforms are supplied complete with electrical control systems with single or multiple control stations.  A full range of controls are available from the EWP basket including:

Boom slew (continuous left and right) Basket Raise and Lower, Extension Platform (In and Out), Platform Slew, Platform Tilt, Live Side Isolation, Emergency Lower, Emergency Stop, Hi-Rail Truck Travel (Forward and Reverse), Braking, Engine Control (Stopping and Starting)

Hi Boom Lift Elevating Work Platform optional features also include:

240V AC Electrical GPO’s, Hydraulic Intensifier Outlets for crimping tools and pneumatic outlets. Platforms are designed with openings on all four sides of the basket to enable the platform to be raised close to the contact and catenary wires and cantilevers making the linesmen’s task easier

Large area Elevating Work Platforms with equipment storage provide all the necessary space for personnel to carry tools and have enough room for overhead maintenance and construction work. Elevating Work Platforms are supplied with extending sections to maximize the work area and the platform slews +/- 90 degrees from track centreline.

Hydraulic and electrical systems are integrated with the Hi-Rail truck’s PTO, transmission and Engine Management System (EMS).  This results in the very accurate and smooth control of the Hi-Rail vehicle when travelling from the cabin and accessing the overhead from the Elevating Work Platform basket. The Hi Rail vehicle can also be used off track for accessing behind the masts and around the overhead equipment.

The Boom Lift platform has a safe working load of 400 Kg, and is equipped with a hydraulic extension platform with a safe working load of 250 Kg. Reach height above rail is 6 metres.

The platform and its extension can be rotated about its own axis, and the complete boom also rotates.