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Here at Rail-Ability Ltd, we can offer a wide variety of services, all of which can be tailored to suit the specific needs of each project that we undertake. Although we specialise in Rail Plant Engineering we are able to customise our skills and resources to undertake projects from various industries including Agriculture & Haulage, as well as fabrication and refurbishment work. We offer a complete engineering solution for all, and are happy to consider any project that you may present to us so please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your project in more detail with one of our Design Engineers.

Below are some examples of the products & services that we can offer.

Products & Services
Track Access System
 

The patented Track Access System or TAS was designed to enable rubber tyred or tracked road rail machines to:

1. Get on and off track safely.
2. Avoid damage to equipment, the railhead and trackside troughing.
3. Quick and easy to install and use.
4. Durable and versatile.

It is the only such system approved by Network Rail and in use throughout the network today.

Track Access System
This system has been designed to enable road rail vehicles and equipment to mount or cross the rail quickly and safely. Versions are available to handle all weights and types of road railers from Land Rovers to steel tracked dozers. There is now no excuse for accidents caused by sliding off old wooden sleepers or for damaging the troughing.
Track Access System
  • All the components are easily man handled.
  • No tools are required for installation or removal, both done in minutes.
  • If damaged, the robust componentry is desiged for easy repair or replacement.

THE RAILHEAD REMAINS OPEN AT ALL TIMES
At the heart of the system are 1.2mtr flexible ramps which drop down to locate over the pandrol clips. Punched and embossed, they are self cleaning and give excellent grip. The ramps can be linked to ‘traction mats’ in the cess to stabilise loose ballast where necessary and provide excellent traction.
 
Additionally, the ramps link with ‘troughing bridges’ to give complete protection to vulnerable lineside cabling and ducting. When linked with four foot ‘fillers’ you have an immediate and secure crossing as well as a safe way to mount low ground clearance vehicles on to the rail.

The access ramps are punched and embossed to give good grip and are self cleaning. Old sleepers and the like can be lethally slippery, especially in wet slippery conditions and everyone who uses road railers is familiar with ripped side walls and the damage that can be inflicted on the rail or troughing. This system tackles all those problems effectively.

The fillers placed in the four foot, provide a quick portable crossing. Effectively, the fillers level the four foot but they can be placed anywhere, inside or outside the track, where a firm base and good traction are needed. Equally, they can be quickly laid down to make a solid pedestrian walkway or route for wheeling portable equipment up to and across the track. Hauling around old baulks of timber is a thing of the past. What traditionally has often taken hours can now be accomplished in minutes.

Rail Head Shields
The illustration on the left hand side is a RAILHEAD SHIELD, which clips over the rail and enables steel tracked equipment, eg dozers to mount / cross the track with impunity. The Rail Head Shield is used to protect the iron work from the abrasive effect of heavy tracked vehicles whilst traversing on or over the line.

The Crawler Ramp Kit was developed for use with smaller tracked vehicles, but is also ideal for most road rail machinery. Supplied on its own Ramp Tree, the kit packs away into its custom made frame making transport of the ramps safe and easy. A series of padlocks on the frame keep the ramps secure when not in use.

:: Track Access System (Universal) ::
Universal Track Access System is the latest addition to our range of track access equipment. It is our heaviest duty system yet and with our customary rapid installation time, we are confident that this system will provide a superb all round solution to the on and off tracking of road rail vehicles.

The new Universal Track Access System is ideal for renewals sites and will support wheeled and tracked machines up to 50 tonnes. Please see the following specifications for more details.

Universal T.A.S
Universal Track Access System

  • Ramp sections are no heavier than approximately 1.0 tonne per item.
  • The full ramp kit consists of 2 outer ramp sections and 1 inner deck section with 2 dig to deck ramps.
  • Standard ramp sections are 4 metres in length, but can be customised.
  • Can be deployed in just 3/4 lifts by an excavator/crane with lifting chains.
  • Flat manoevering deck area = approx. 3m x 2.3m
  • Total Track Access System area when deployed is approx 4m x 3m.
  • Grouser traction lugs on sloped sections.
  • Recessed lifting hook chain points at centres of gravity.
  • Can be utilised to on/off and cross track most types of road rail plant.
  • Provides total rail head protection.
  • Rail head remains open to RRV's.
Setting up in 3 easy steps

Please see here for a video of the universal track access instillation.

Optional Extras for the System:

  • Custom Stillage to carry the ramp sections/components in a single lift pack for easy transportation.
  • Optional Dig Access - Dig to deck ramps.

If you would like any further information on this system, please do not hesitate to contact us.

:: Track Access System (Heavy Duty) ::
The Heavy Duty system is ideally suited for heavy steel tracked vehicles offering protection to the rail head whilst enabling easy crossing of the rail and on/off tracking. These kits can also be used with many other types of RRV's but its very rugged design makes it suitable for Heavy Road Railers, Dozers and Tracked Railer's. This system is designed for any machines up to 30 Tonnes in weight.

 
NEW! Heavy Duty Option 1

Heavy Duty Wheeled RRV Ramp Kit (HDRRKIT001)

This kit offers railhead protection whilst enabling easy crossing of the rail and on/off tracking. Ease of on and off tracking is further enhanced with this kit by utilisation of 4 foot fillers creating a flat platform for the machine to mount. This system is designed to take heavy wheeled raoad rail excavators cranes up to 30 Tonne in weight.

Heavy Duty Crawler Ramp Kit (HDRRKIT001)
Heavy Duty Crawler Ramp Kit (HDRRKIT001)
  • 16 off 600mm Heavy Duty Ramps HRSE0001
  • 8 off Heavy Duty Four-Foot Filler Sections HFS0001
  • 8 off 1.2 metre rail shields RSH00001
  • 1 off Special Ramp Tree

Additional Information

  • 600mm Ramp (4 Ramps): 20kg
  • Rail Shield 1.2m: 12kg
  • Four Foot Filler Section: 48kg
  • Heavy Duty Kit: 165kg / 820kg (Unladen / Loaded)
Heavy Duty Option 2

Heavy Duty Crawler Ramp Kit (HDKIT001)

This kit offers railhead protection whilst enabling easy crossing of the rail and on/off tracking. It is particularly suitable for Heavy wheeled Road Railers, although can also be used for Dozers and Tracked Railers. This system is designed for any machines up to 30 Tonnes in weight.

Heavy Duty Crawler Ramp Kit (HDKIT001)
Heavy Duty Crawler Ramp Kit (HDKIT001)
  • 20 off 600mm Heavy Duty Ramps HRSE0001
  • 8 off 1.2 metre rail shields RSH00001
  • 1 off Special Ramp Tree

Additional Information

  • 600mm Ramp (4 Ramps): 20kg
  • Rail Shield 1.2m: 12kg
  • Heavy Duty Kit: 90kg/668kg (Unladen / Loaded)
:: Track Access System (Medium Duty) ::

Suitable for rubber-tyred machines with up to 9 tonnes per axle weight.
Also suitable for rubber tracked machines up to 12 tonnes G.V.W.
(Please Note: Steel tracks with rubber pads DO NOT classify as rubber tracks)

Medium Duty Option 1

MEWP Vehicle Ramp Kit (MEWPKIT001)

This kit also offers railhead protection whilst enabling easy crossing of the rail and on/off tracking. Ease of on and off tracking Genie booms, Basket machines, Access Railers, etc is further enhanced with this kit by utilisation of 4 foot fillers creating a flat platform for the machine to mount.

Crawler & Road Rail Vehicle Ramp Kit (MEWPKIT001)
Crawler & Road Rail Vehicle Ramp Kit (MEWPKIT001)
  • 10 off 1.2mtr Medium Duty Ramps MRSE0001
  • 6 off Medium Duty Four-Foot Filler Sections MFS0001
  • 8 off 1.2 metre rail shields RSH00001
  • 1 off Purpose built frame for easy and safe transport

Additional Information

  • 1.2m Medium Duty Ramp: 25kg
  • Four Foot Filler Section: 29kg
  • 1.2 Mtr Rail Shield : 12kg
  • Medium Duty Crawler Ramp Kit: 133kg/571kg (Un-laden/Loaded)
Medium Duty Option 2

RAP (Rail Access Point) Kit (RAPKIT001)

This kit is particularly suitable for use with Unimogs, Land Rovers, etc, and have also been utilised with SRS Trucks. Ease of on and off tracking is enhanced with this kit by utilisation of 4 foot fillers creating a flat platform for the vehicles to mount.

RAP (Rail Access Point) Kit (RAPKIT001)
RAP (Rail Access Point) Kit (RAPKIT001)
  • 10 off 600mm Medium Duty Ramps MRSS0001
  • 10 off Medium Duty Four Foot Filler Sections MFS0001
  • 1 off Purpose built frame for easy and safe transport

Additional Information

  • 600mm Ramp: 13kg
  • Four Foot Filler Section: 29kg
  • Medium Duty RAP Kit: 200kg / 602kg (Un-laden/Loaded)
Medium Duty Option 3

Road Rail Vehicle Ramp Kit (RRKIT001)

Road Rail Vehicle Ramp Kit (RRKIT001)
Road Rail Vehicle Ramp Kit (RRKIT001)
  • 10 off 1.2mtr Medium Duty Ramps MRSE0001
  • 1 off Purpose built frame for easy and safe transport

Additional Information

  • 1.2 Mtr Medium Duty Ramp: 25kg
  • Road Rail Vehicle Ramp Kit: 58kg/308kg (Un-laden/Loaded)

Please note that all Rail-Ability Track Access Equipment is patented.

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