Elevated Work Platforms

Aries Rail offer a range of hi-rail EWP incorporating Aries Hyrail and Neotec road-rail equipment, compliant with Australian Standards AS7502 and AS1418

The range of elevated work platforms includes:

  • Self-propelled hi-rail EWP with class leading 400kg basket capacity.
  • Truck mounted scissor lifts with rotating and extending platforms.
  • Under-bridge and below ground inspection units.
  • Hybrid crane / EWP units.

Available for use on all Australian rail gauges, machines within the range of hyrail elevated work platforms may be design registered to comply with the regulatory requirements of WorkSafe and WorkCover.

Importantly, by constructing the whole road rail vehicle including EWP and hyrail, Aries Rail are able to ensure that all elements of the machine work together seamlessly and that the hyrail is able to withstand the loads applied by the EWP. Only by doing this is it possible to attain mandatory design registration of the rail EWP.

Neotec SkyRailer 400RR – Self Propelled Road-Rail EWP

Developed with full support of the Manitou factory in France and now available in Australia through Aries Rail, the Neotec self-propelled work platform offers 360° turret rotation and a class leading basket capacity of 400kg.

The SkyRailer 400RR has been manufactured by Neotec for several years and it has become one of the most popular machines catenerary maintenance in Europe. Many companies run large fleets of SkyRailer machines which have demonstrated many years of safe and reliable operation.

Truck Mounted Work Platforms

Truck mounted scissor lifts are available for 6×4 road rail vehicles and offer a large working area with rotating and optional extendable platform. This is the biggest rail EWP in the road rail vehicle range.

  • Capacity up to 1350kg
  • 180 degree rotation (+/-90 degrees)
  • Optional extendable work area
  • 5.6m height above truck chassis
  • 3.5m x 7.5m platform area

Boom type work platforms are also available for a range of road rail trucks and light vehicles. Depending on the application and truck to which the platform is mounted, the following may be achieved:

  • Capacity up to 400kg
  • 360 degree basket rotation on many models
  • Optional fly-boom
  • Up to 10m reach
  • Below ground-level operation

Stability of boom type EWPs on-rail is dictated by track gauge, track geometry and the size of the carrying vehicle. Please contact us to discuss your application in more detail.

Aries Hyrail truck mounted scissor type elevated work platform

Scissor Type Self Propelled Rail EWP

The Neotec “Elan” machine is fitted with multiple work platform, the versatile machine allows easy access to all parts of the overhead infrastructure. Crawler tracks allow for easy off-tracking and travel from the transport vehicle.

  • Two braked rail axles with hydrostatic drive
  • 2.5km/h off-rail speed with two driven tracks
  • Up to 200mm cant (Standard gauge)
  • Up to 40% gradient
  • 8.5km/h working speed
  • 20km/h travel speed

Scissor Platform

  • 8.2m working height
  • 3.45m outreach
  • 2500mm x 1200mm platform area
  • 3 person / 350kg capacity


  • 11.25m working height
  • 3.95m outreach
  • 985mm x 790mm basket
  • 1 person / 200kg capacity
  • 90 degree basket rotation

The Elan is used widely in Europe and is now available in Australia through Aries Rail, fully compliant with Australian Standards.

Overhead maintenance platform
Aries hyrail overhead maintenance platform