The HMA Materials Handling rail Track Lifter speeds up the ballasting and surfacing operation. Work ahead of the Track Lifter Unit can continue for longer to better utilise track possession time. The Track Lifter is a low-maintenance machine typically towed behind the last ballast wagon to complete the initial lift immediately behind the ballast train. It is used for initial lifts required for track construction, ballast cleaning and track renewal operations. The HMA Materials Handling Track Lifter can provide a 100+ mm lift at 3 kph.