Recently Handling Specialty held a training session where two Zephir Crab 5000 E models were included to assist in the performance of maintenance duties.
The Zephir Crab 5000 E series rail car shunting locomotives can push or pull loads of up to 1,000 tons and operate via environmentally friendly electric power. These units can be piloted either with the operator inside the cabin or through a hand-held remote-control system. The Zephir is designed to drive on roadways and rail tracks, lifting and lowering itself via hydraulics on pneumatic tires to achieve the preferred method of travel.
The Zephir is a convenient vehicle with multiple safety and comfort options for the operator, such as heated/air-conditioned cabins, under-carriage cameras for precise lowering onto rail tracks, eight high-visibility lights, acoustic horns, dead man buttons and much more.
For more about what the Zephir line of locomotives can do for your rail facility, contact Whiting Equipment.
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