Tools & Equipment
Although the panels can be handled manually it is advisable to have mechanical equipment (such as a bobcat, tele-handler, JCB, or mini-crane) or some other form of approved lifting machinery to move the panels. Such items of plant must meet the legal requirements of the country/railway administrator concerned.
Rosehill recommends the use of Rosehill Lifting Pins to make the moving of panels much easier, however they are not mandatory and simply lifting the panels in a sling is also acceptable. Other non-approved devices may damage the crossing panels or lead to accidents or injuries.
Other essential equipment includes:
- Four rail slewing bars will be needed to ‘encourage’ panels into the correct location if necessary.
- Wire brushes will be required to remove general debris from the inside of the rail flange so that the panels will sit neatly on that flange-way.
- A bucket of soapy water and a large paint brush are advisable — paint the mixture onto the area of the rubber panel where it meets another rubber panel; the soapy water provides suitable lubrication for the panels to slide into place easily.
- Two 14lb rubber mallets are required to help the panels settle into their correct position.
- Shovels will be needed to level ballast and to shovel the concrete mix (where required).