Greenville, SC (June 17, 2014) – Motive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES), a leading provider of new and remanufactured locomotives, has introduced Hi-Vis™ a high visibility locomotive cab, designed to deliver an unprecedented 360 degree view and improved safety in industrial operations.
“We are always looking for ways to help our customers further improve site safety,” said MP&ES CEO and President David Wilkerson. “Our industrial customers operate across complex sites with crossing traffic of both people and vehicles. Better visibility definitely helps the engineer become a safer operator.”
The Hi-Vis™ cab is a wholly new design from MP&ES that was undertaken specifically to improve safety of operation in industrial sites. Typical switcher locomotives have adequate visibility but are challenged by older window technology and the blind spots of larger hood structures. The Hi-Vis™ cab has minimal structural interference and nearly 30 percent more total window area than a comparable switcher cab. With a low profile MP&ES hood design enabled by modern Gen-Set power, the cab sits relatively higher over the hood, enabling longer windows and further enhancing visibility. The operator and fireman have wide, unobstructed views of all walkways to ensure the safety of others entering or exiting the unit. The larger cab interior space accommodates a much wider range of operator interface layouts. MP&ES achieved this major operational improvement while staying within all structural safety guidelines and meeting the quality assurance specifications of AAR M-1003. The Hi-Vis™ cab has already been incorporated into recent company deliveries.
Motive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES) is a complete railroad products and services provider, supporting its customers with everything from parts and field service to new or remanufactured locomotives. For more than 15 years, customers have counted on MP&ES to deliver the highest quality products, customized for specific requirements, at the most competitive pricing in the industry. Worldwide there are now several hundred locomotives built new or remanufactured by MP&ES, backed by superior, M-1003 certified service and endorsed by an array of customer testimonials. More information on MP&ES products and services is available at www.mpes.us.com.