Truck repair hoists provide the most efficient and convenient way to maintain or repair rail trucks. The Macton system is a two-post design with a mechanical screw lifting mechanism that is self-locking for maximum safety. The Macton truck repair hoist is available in either shallow-pit or deep-pit configurations. Truck repair hoists permit wheel trucks to be raised to comfortable working height at an efficient speed and can be designed to virtually any loading requirements.

Drive System Used for Truck Repair Hoists
The hoist drive system consists of two self-locking acme machine screws with an aluminum bronze load nut and a steel safety nut. An electronic nut wear sensor is available to monitor the wear of the load nut. One central motor drives the two screws through a series of beveled gear boxes and drive shafts. In the shallow-pit design, the screws are housed in an enclosed caisson and lubricated by means of a continuous oil bath providing an optimal wear life for the load nut.

Optional Spinning Posts and Jacking Devices
Optional equipment for Macton truck repair hoists includes either manual or integrated wheel-spinning posts for easy maintenance and alignment and/or jacking devices to provide easy removal of a wheel set.


Long-Term Reliability – All of these systems are pre-assembled and tested in our manufacturing facility to ensure that all performance criteria have been met before they are shipped out to our customers. In addition, there is a special focus in the design, engineering and fabrication of these systems to ensure that they continue to run smoothly and reliably day in and day out for the years and decades to come – this has been proven out in the numerous truck repair hoists which have been in service for decades and continue to move smoothly and quietly day in and day out.

Minimal Maintenance Required – These systems require only a minimal amount of routine maintenance each year, which can be scheduled for times when the facility is not normally in operation – as a result, this minimal annual maintenance does not entail operational disruptions or expensive downtime for the servicing of this equipment.

Full Support Throughout Project – Macton provides full support throughout the entire project, beginning with the initial design of the system to be built, during which time Macton’s engineering staff interfaces with the project’s engineers and other professionals to provide the practical assistance and the detailed technical support needed to integrate its equipment into the overall installation. This support includes providing foundational, electrical and control requirements, trim details, data for structural analysis and any other assistance the project requires.

Ease of Equipment Installation – Macton provides a specially-trained field engineer or technician to supervise the installation, start-up and commissioning of its equipment, ensuring that it is brought on-line quickly and delivers the expected performance.



Ongoing Post-Sale Support – Macton also provides long-term spare parts and technical support services. Long-term service contracts are also available at each of these installations for periodic inspection and maintenance programs, as well as training services, as needed. In addition, Macton provides customers with the ability to easily upgrade their control panels, drives and other systems to ensure they reflect the latest in technology.

Standard 5 Year Warranty – The equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date it’s shipped from Macton’s facility.  Accordingly, during such 5-year period, Macton will repair or replace any such defective parts or equipment at Macton’s cost (including covering all shipping costs).  If required to trouble-shoot such equipment, Macton will provide the services of an onsite field service engineer, and if any such defects are found to exist, Macton will pay the labor and travel costs of such field service engineer.  This warranty is void if the equipment is installed without supervision by a Macton representative.  This warranty does not cover: (i) water damage, or damage due to chemical corrosion or from dirt or debris on or around the equipment, (ii) any damage caused by improper use or accident, or from the failure to perform the recommended periodic maintenance on the equipment, (iii) normal wear and tear, (iv) portions of the equipment repaired or modified by others without Macton’s prior written approval, or (v) any additional onsite labor, tools or equipment required for the inspection, removal and reinstallation of any parts of the equipment.