Bogie drop systems allow the safe removal and replacement of complete bogies, wheelsets and undercar equipment from coupled rail vehicles.
When not in use, the rail is safe for normal depot traffic, as the rail beams are latched into place and fully interlocked.
A pit continuation gives full clearance under the bogie and side platforms offer all-round access to the item being changed. Adapters can be fitted to enable undercar modules to be removed/replaced.
Yale Engineering Products (PTY) Ltd, provides bogie drops with either a hydraulic scissor type lifting mechanism or the recently developed intelligent screw jack lifting system, which offers a reduced pit depth and greatly minimises installation costs.