The manufacturer is supplying eight 30-tonne lifting jacks to KiwiRail, eight years after it installed four identical units at the operator’s Hamilton depot.
The new lifting jacks are to be used in the Wellington and Dunedin rail depots on New Zealand’s north and south islands respectively, to cater for a fleet extension and maintain several different types of locomotives.
Mechan has worked with KiwiRail to customise Mechan’s standard design. Having completed the build phase in February, the units are now being shipped.
Lindsey Mills, Mechan’s sales manager, says: “Despite our existing links with KiwiRail, these orders were won through tender and our products judged impartially on their quality and value for money. We have proven the high level of reliability our jacks achieve and we expect that this was viewed positively in the decision-making process.
“We look forward to returning to New Zealand to complete the installation and by doing so, further extending our reputation for excellence across the country.”