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Millwright Case Studies


Yale Mechanical recently completed a major project at BNSF that involved the removal and replacement of a wheel lathe, which is used to true-up wheels on a locomotive. Our millwright team disassembled and removed the old equipment, then replaced the old foundation and support steel before finally unloading, setting and aligning the 60,000-lb piece of new equipment.

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The new wheel lathe weighs approximately 60,000 lb.

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Great care was taken when moving the extremely heavy piece of equipment.

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Once the wheel lathe was unloaded, the team began the careful task of precisely aligning the new equipment.

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BNSF operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America.