Lifting with Power and Safe-D

Durapac’s Safe D Lock™ Jack isn’t just for heavy trucks, it can also lift trains and locomotives.

In this application, a customer needed to lift the locomotive to service the tri-mounts on the bogie suspensions. The total load of the locomotive was in excess of 100 tonne and their existing standard 50 tonne hydraulic jacks were deemed unsafe to use in this application.

The Durapac SDL-15068 lifting jack was the perfect solution for this application. The patented fail safe spring loaded mechanical locking system ensures that the load is held in position in the unlikely event of a hydraulic failure. Using the optional extensions and swivel load caps made the job easier when lifting to the desired height requirement for the application. The coloured mechanical lock indicators gave a visual confirmation to the operator that the jacks were safe to use as a support stand during the service of the bogie tri-mounts.

These jacks are Australian designed and built to AS/NZS 2693:2007 standards for vehicle lifting jacks and AS/NZS 2538:2004 standard for vehicle support stands.