When utilizing railcar vibrators, there are hazards that must be addressed. The vast majority of railcar vibrators weigh between 65 and 85 pounds. Also, as you can see in the picture, the pocket on the railcar isn’t exactly in the most convenient location. While lifting the railcar vibrator into the pocket is difficult, removing the railcar vibrator from the pocket after vibration can be even worse. You will often see employees hitting the vibrator with a sledge to try to pop it out. How would you like to do this every day?
This post is part 2 of a 4-part series; use the clickable navigation images below to read more.