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Liftable decks


Liftable decks



Hoisting and lowering deck sections with a mobile deck lifter

Hoistable car decks are divided into liftable sections, that can be individually operated (hoisted and lowered). If the decks are seldom height adjusted, as in PCCs and PCTCs, the most effective solution is to height-adjust (hoisted and lowered) the car decks by means of a mobile deck lifter, if adequate operating time is available. It consists of a standard truck fitted with a scissor lift.


With mobile deck lifter operation, the size of the panels will be restricted to maximum around 14x14m to avoid excessive deflection. If you require two levels of hoistable decks, the size of the panels may be further restricted, because the total lifting capacity of the mobile deck lifter is about 40 tonnes.

A mobile deck lifter is the most effective solution on car carriers, where the decks are seldom height-adjusted. It can accomodate a variable cargo mix efficiently. One mobile deck lifter is needed on each deck, serving up to 45 panels and the typical operating time is 6-10 minutes.

here there are car deck panels above a fixed/moveable ramp, hydraulically or electrically operated panels are recommended, as the mobile deck lifter can not operate on an inclined deck surface.



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