Hi Rail Scissor Lifts (EWP)

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HMA Materials Handling designs and supplies a range of Scissor Lift Elevating Work Platforms (EWP) for attachment to hi-rail vehicles. The EWPs from HMA Materials Handling can either be permanently attached, bolted or attached with twist locks to the tray body of the hi-rail vehicle.

Hi-rail EWPs from HMA Materials handling 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:

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

Scissor lift EWP optional features include 240 V AC electrical GPO’s hydraulic intensifier outlets for crimping tools and pneumatic outlets. Large-area EWPs with equipment storage provide sufficient space for personnel to carry the necessary tools and have enough room for overhead maintenance and construction work. EWPs from HMA Materials Handling are supplied with extending sections to maximise the work area, with optional Platform Slew, Platform Longitudinal Extension and Lateral Extension to both sides of the track.

Hydraulic and electrical systems are integrated with the hi-rail truck’s PTO, transmission and Engine Management System (EMS). This results in highly accurate and smooth control of the hi rail vehicle when travelling from the cabin and accessing the overhead from the EWP basket.