The 171 work head removes and installs Safelok Clips using hydraulic force rather than operator exertion. This significantly improves efficiency and eliminates manual handling hazards associated with installing and removing E and PR clips.


  • Simple Tool-free set up on track1
  • Clip drive adjustment, preventing over/under drive
  • Simple twist knob change between Clipping and Unclipping
  • Work light
  • Ergonomic, height adjustable handles
  • Precisely balanced – only 3-5 kg on operator
  • Designated lift point for mechanical lifting
  • Emergency stop
  • Brake lever

1 When shoulder-shoulder centres change (i.e. sleepers differ between rail sizes) a spanner is required to adjust width.


  • Flow (L/min): 30
  • Pressure (psi) max: 2,680
  • Weight (kg) wet: 145
  • Length (mm): 1200
  • Width (mm): 900
  • Height (mm): 700

Melvelle Safelok I