Hi Rail Conversions & Servicing

Palmers Mechanical meet your Hi-Rail design needs.

At Palmers Mechanical, as well as covering most aspects of engineering in the South Island of New Zealand, we also have extensive experience in designing and modifying excavators from 7tonne to 20tonne to run on the Kiwi Rail network and comply with the new code.

As well as designing, building and installing Hi-Rail conversion kits we also offer rail trailers compliant with the new Kiwi Rail code as well as all your servicing requirements and repairs to assure a 155 certificate:

  • Installation of fire hardening
  • Installation of automatic fire suppression
  • Hi-Rail manuals
  • 155 pre checkWheel profiling
  • Machine weigh up
  • Insolation testing

We can design or redesign any existing Hi-Rail conversion to suit Kiwi Rail's new Hi-Rail code. Our full time design team run the latest CAD software and this allows us to make any modifications before manufacture stages with ease. Using CAD software ensures an accurate design that can be completed quickly and updated with ease, resulting in a fast and detailed product design.


Ken Woodhouse

Works Manager

Phil Rogers

Heavy Engineering Manager

Kris Ellis

Machining Manager

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