Lifters suit rail transportation industry.

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Below the Hook Lifting Devices product line includes locomotive tongs for gripping of traction motors, automated wheel tongs, and combination wheel and axle tongs for lifting wheels that are lying in vertical or horizontal position. All equipment is designed and functionally tested to meet requirements of ASME B30.20 for optimum performance and durability, and all welding fabrication meets ANSI/AWS D14.1 standards.



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Whiting Offers Below the Hook Lifters


Whiting Corporation, now offers a series of engineered below the hook lifting devices for the rail transportation industry. In addition to Whiting's capability to engineer and build custom equipment for specific lifting applications, the company's new product line includes locomotive tongs for the gripping of traction motors in addition to wheel and motor combination lifting tongs. For railcars used in freight, passenger and transit applications, Whiting now offers automated wheel tongs in addition to combination wheel and axle tongs for lifting wheels that are lying in a vertical as well as in a horizontal position.

This equipment is designed and functionally tested to meet the requirements of ASME B30.20 to achieve optimum performance and durability. All welding fabrication meets ANSI/AWS D14.1 standards.

The equipment eliminates the use of alternative lifting systems such as slings. Furthermore, the load carrying capacity of the equipment is certified.

This new product line is a further step, on the part of Whiting, to offer the rail industry a integrated line of engineered and manufactured lifting equipment. The company supplies overhead traveling cranes which operate above the plant floor, jacks which lift locomotives or railcars at the level of the track, and below the plant floor hoisting machinery which can raise rail equipment for maintenance work.

About Whiting Corporation

Whiting is a leading producer of industrial overhead traveling cranes and lifting equipment for railcars, locomotives and buses. Whiting Services, Inc. provides advisory and supervisory assistance, performs installation services and trains personnel on mechanical and electrical equipment for the manufacturing and transportation industries. Both companies continue to emphasize those manufacturing and office processes that bring consistent added service and product value to the end-user.

For additional information on Whiting products and services, please feel free to contact the company via: mail at 26000 Whiting Way, Monee, Illinois 60449-8060; telephone at 800-861-5744; fax at 708-587-2001; email at info@whitingcorp.com., or by accessing the Whiting website of www.whitingcorp.com.

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