Due to the weight and nature of the products that are handling every day at Eyre & Smith, we have installed many labour saving devices in our 22mtr X 57mtr workshop. Having a roof height of 9mtrs, this has allowed us to install a 8 ton overhead travelling crane to move about larger items such as track and link assemblies. The overhead crane is very useful for folding, loading and offloading track assemblies and can be operated by one employee, this task was once done by our Fowler Crane (affectionately known as “LURCH”). Lurch has not yet been retired and is still used to transport stock back and forth from the yard to the shed
In addition to our overhead crane and “Lurch” we have also installed four, wall mounted jib cranes that can handle any track work in Australia to date. Used mostly to load smaller jobs onto the range of welding equipment and transfer plates on and off the “Track Presses”.
We currently have two track presses operating in our workshop, they are:
One 200 ton WTC Track Press can handle any track-link sizes up to D9L, D10 and D375
One 300 ton Track Press, specialising in D11N/R, D10, and D475
These track presses are used to dismantle and reassemble the tracks that come into our workshop for repair.
All our repair work is carried out to strict product specifications, this includes rebuild welding, torque settings, preheating etc.