Truck & Railcar Loading Platforms
Loading racks for truck and railcar loading are designed for single spot or multi-spot loading areas. Our loading racks and tanker loading equipment represent complete loading and unloading system designs, available in a variety of heights to suit specific applications.
What is a Loading Rack?
A loading rack is a structure that consists of a platform and a loading arm that is used during the loading and unloading process for trucks and railcars. A loading rack allows workers to safely access the top of a truck or train at the height needed for their application.
What are the Loading Rack Features?
- Pre-engineered platform configurations & custom designs.
- 1-1/2 standard pipe top rail, designed to meet OSHA standards.
- Serrated bar grating or other slip resistant walk surfaces available in stainless steel, aluminum or fiberglass.
- Platforms designed to support one or multiple gangways as required.
- Design loads for footing requirements can be provided.
What are the Common Loading Rack Applications?
- Cement Loading/Unloading Rack
- Frac Sand Loading/Unloading Rack
- Asphalt Loading/Unloading Rack
Multiple Railcar Loading Racks
A hundred car tank train loading rack may seem like an overwhelming task to you but it’s just another day at the office. Our trained and experienced engineering staff will put your mind at ease by asking the right questions during the preliminary stage of the project. Before a single piece of steel is cut we will assure that our engineered system is exactly how you envisioned it would be.
Loading Racks can be designed using either a single pedestal configuration or tower supports.
Single Pedestal Design
Our single pedestal design requires a smaller footprint for situations where space is a concern. Another advantage of using a single pedestal design is the reduction in concrete footings that are required. By having less concrete footings you will save time and money during installation.
Tower Support Design
Our tower support design is primarily used when you need to have piping supported under the platform. It is also used if there are existing obstructions running down the center of the platform. Tower supports work best when a canopy is required or when there are loading arms involved.
Multiple Rail Car Systems can be engineered to provide safe access for your operators regardless of whether the railcars are coupled or uncoupled.
Multiple Railcar Options
Tracking gangways eliminate railcar mis-spotting issues that are common with coupled railcars. Will help to determine the best option for your application whether it’s our self- closing swing gates, snap chain openings, or tracking handrails.
Tracking gangways allow your operator to simply grab the top rail of the gangway and track the gangway to the railcar crash box opening. Once the gangway is spotted with the opening the operator will deploy the 100% self-supported gangway on top of the railcar and he or she will be protected with our OSHA compliant fall prevention safety cage.
Portable Transloading Platform
Provides mobile loading racks to the rail, trucking, marine, and oil and gas industries. These transloading platforms provide mobile access for loading and unloading applications. Also offers customized solutions, and all of the portable loading racks are all OSHA certified.
Custom Tracking Gangways
Do you have an existing fixed mount gangway but now you need a tracking gangway?
Uses a modular base tread that can be changed from a fixed mount to a pivot mount or tracking gangway without having to replace the gangway. Our pivot mounts and tracking carriage mounts simply bolt on to our modular base tread.
Designed and built this platform for a customer loading Ethanol. The customer needed to be able to load 20 railcars concurrently within a limited amount of space.
Designed and built the system to meet the customer’s specific space requirements and still achieve the goal of loading 20 railcars at the same time. Our engineering staff custom designed the stairs and they created additional space under the platform to work with the customer’s bottom loading hoses. We used tracking gangways with tracking handrail to eliminate railcar mis-spotting.