Why you should hire a hi-rail EWP with Hi-Range Crane Forks


Why you should hire a hi-rail EWP with Hi-Range Crane Forks

Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs) are a common sight on work sites across multiple sectors in New South Wales. They are manoeuvrable and compact machines that can lift and lower workers, enabling them to perform work at height and in areas they would otherwise not be able access easily. EWPs are used both indoors and outdoors and eliminate the risk of accidents related to climbing, lifting, and even falling while on a work site.
Because EWPs provide exceptional access height in a compact platform, they are a popular choice of machine on railway construction and maintenance projects. Many railway construction and maintenance projects involve working at heights and in tight access areas because they are located in urban environments.
In fact, there are EWPs that are specifically designed for the rail industry called hi-rail EWPs.

What is a hi-rail EWP and what are they used for?

Hi-rail EWPs are EWPs that have been modified or manufactured to operate on both on roads and railway tracks. The term “hi-rail” is a combination of the words “highway” and “rail”. A hi-rail EWP will typically have standard rubber wheels for the road and a set of retractable flanged steel wheels that allow them to operate on railway tracks when there is no road nearby.

Hi-rail EWPs are ideal for performing maintenance and repairs on overhead rail powerlines. They can safely move workers to the repair site without the risk of damaging adjacent powerlines and structures.

Safety and quality assurance

We make sure that all our hi-rail EWPs are maintained to an incredibly high standard. To ensure that everyone remains safe and that their projects are completed on time, our hi-rail EWPs are always provided to our customers in optimal condition.

Skilled operators

When you wet hire a hi-rail EWP with Hi-Range Crane Forks, we send out skilled operators who can perform signalling work, powerline repairs, railway maintenance, and more using our hi-rail EWPs. We can also assist with larger jobs like junction upgrades, embankment stabilisation, and track upgrades.


Hi-Range Crane Forks offers a variety of wet hire and dry hire options for hi-rail EWPs. If you’re looking to wet hire a hi-rail EWP, we’ll provide a skilled operator to complete the associated railway maintenance and repair duties. If you can provide you own ticketed operator, we’ll provide you with a hi-rail EWP for dry hire for the duration of your project.

Company expertise

Hi-Range Crane Forks have been providing specialised hi-rail equipment hire including hi-rail EWP hire to the rail industry for over 30 years. In our time as a company, we have worked with government bodies and Tier 1 contractors to successfully complete countless railway construction and railway maintenance projects. Our wealth of experience and expertise allows us to deliver our clients the right type of hi-rail EWP for their project.

Why hire a hi-rail EWP with us?

If you’re looking for hi-rail EWP hire in Sydney and across New South Wales, make Hi-Range Crane Forks your first choice. Here are some reasons why you should hire with Sydney’s leading hi-rail EWP hire providers:

Work with us today

To hire high quality hi-rail EWPs in Sydney and across New South Wales, get in touch with Hi-Range Crane Forks today. We have both wet hire and dry hire options available to suit the needs of our valued customers. Contact us on {phone} to get a free quote, or learn more about the EWPs we have available here.

Specialised Hi-Rail Equipment Available For Your Next Project


Contact Hi-Range Crane Forks today to receive your free quote. We’ll work with you every step of the way to create a customised plan that suits the size, scope and duration of your site. We are specialists in hi-rail equipment for the building, construction and rail industries in Sydney and throughout New South Wales.

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