A truly universal rail thimble for threading all types of flat bottom rail including both running rail and conductor rail sections.

The hydraulic cylinders allow the Rail Foot Thimble to securely grip the base of the rail section to accurately guide it into place.

A special mechanism automatically withdraws the rollers a precise amount and locks the hydraulic cylinders as the rail is lifted. In this way the rail is made free running and damage due to welds and rail defects is lessened.

Rail cannot be released from the Rail Foot Thimble without first lowering it – a unique safety feature in rail threading devices.

Rollers are case hardened for long working life.

Benefits
  • No adjustments necessary for different rail sections
  • Check valve protects against hose failure
  • Works with all flat bottom rails
Specifications
  • Weight :- 250 kg
  • WLL (Safe Working Load) :- 2,000 kg
  • Proof Load (factory test) :- 4,000 kg
  • Mechanism :- Fully Hydraulic
  • 0/A Height :- 580 mm
  • 0/A Width :- 480 mm
  • 0/A Length :- 550 mm
  • Max. Hyd. Pressure :- 210 Bar
  • Min. Hyd. Pressure :- 90 Bar
  • Body Colour :- 08E51 Yellow
  • Cylinder Colour :- Signal Red

LOLER test certificate supplied.

Downloads

Who operates this attachment?
Balfour Beatty
Brochure page
.pdf
Product Acceptance
P/A
Certificate of Conformity
Certificate

Features

  • Strong and Robust
  • Fully protected hydraulic cylinders
  • Greased bushes throughout
  • All Steel Construction
  • High Resistance to Dynamic Loads
  • High Resistance to Abuse
  • Universal Application
  • 2,000kg WLL
  • 4,000kg Proof Load
  • Prototypes tested to 12,000kg
  • Full Factory Parts Backup
  • CE Marked

A UNIQUE DESIGN OF THIMBLE FOR ALL FLAT BOTTOM RUNNING & CONDUCTOR RAILS