Our rail fleet

Van Elle has the UK’s largest rig fleet in the UK, including a range of rail-specific plant and equipment.

Take a look at some our specialist rail ground engineering equipment:

Colmar Road Rail Crane

The Colmar Crane is the heavy lifter of the Van Elle fleet. With a maximum lifting capacity of 14 tonnes and a boom length of 15.5m the Colmar crane is a versatile and capable lifter. The cranes can operate full duties in both rail mode and on it’s tracks.

The cranes are utilised for positioning heavy equipment used for drilling and DTH (Down the Hole hammer) work with Van Elle’s drill masts. In addition, the cranes are used for the installation of structures such as signal and OLE gantries, REB kiosks and precast concrete gravity pad foundations.

The Van Elle team are experienced in lift planning for even the most complex lifts and have undertaken these works successful across the UK rail network.

Colmar T10,000 FSC (Wheeled)

The Colmar T10,000 Wheeled RRV is the backbone of the Van Elle RRV fleet, undertaking piling and ground engineering operations throughout the UK. Fitted with twin load sensing Rexroth pumps, and a modified control system designed to cater for the demands of specific piling attachments.

The T10,000 can be equipped with Movax side grip vibratory hammers, BSP impact Hammers, VESPA Drill Mast and SPIRIT TBS Mast along with various other attachments. The T10,000 can also be modified with a Rhino Horn attachment, giving and additional 3m reach giving the RRV true long reach capability. The T10,000 is fully ALO (Any Line Open) compliant and is fitted with GKD Space guard Slew and height restriction.

Colmar T10,000 FSC (Tracked RRV)

The Tracked Colmar T10,000 FSC is a versatile heavy lifter. The tracked crawler arrangement also gives additional capability in allowing the machine to operate from a piling platform or in rail mode.

Fitted with twin load sensing Rexroth pumps, and a modified control system designed to cater for the demands of specific piling attachments. The T10,000 can be equipped with Movax side grip vibratory hammers, BSP impact Hammers, VESPA Drill Mast and SPIRIT TBS Mast along with various other attachments to undertake complex piling solutions.

The T10,000 can also be modified with a Rhino Horn attachment, giving and additional 3m reach giving the RRV true long reach capability. The T10,000 is fully ALO (Any Line Open) compliant and is fitted with GKD Space guard slew and height restriction.

Colmar T12,000 FSC (Wheeled)

The Colmar T12,000 is a versatile heavy lift RRV boasting impressive lift capabilities and increased reach over the T10,000. Designed specifically for piling, the T12,000’s are used for piling with both Movax side grip, BSP impact hammers, SPIRIT mast or VESPA mast. In addition, the T12,000 is capable of lifting in precast concrete units or operating with a variety of attachments such as clamshell buckets.

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