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This page displays some of the custom designed and built projects completed by IKON. All these items were designed and manufactured to suit the exact needs of the client.
 
HYBRID SERVICE VEHICLE 
The Hybrid Service Vehicle was designed and manufactured for a client who has a lease on a 40 km section of disused main line track. It is a Hybrid drive system, operating on batteries when on level track and when operating on downgrades the motors regenerate power into the traction battery. On steep uphill grades the gen set cuts in and this matches the motor requirements so that there is virtually no load on the traction batteries. The vehicle is used by crews for track inspection, maintainance and for transporting weed control equipment.
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Hybrid Service Vehicle
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Quad Bike
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RAIL CRUISER 
The Rail Cruiser is one of a batch we designed and manufactured for a tourist operation in the central North Island of New Zealand. The clients operate these vehicles themselves on the 10 km long rail track. Several hi-tech systems are incorporated such as an infa red anti-collision system to prevent the Rail Cruisers getting too close, GPS location and two-way radios in each vehicle. The Rail Cruisers are battery electric / Hybrid 4 wheel drive, they travel at a maximum speed of 20 km/hour and also incorporate regenerative battery charging on down grades.

 
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN ROAD TRAIN 
The locomotive is powered by a Toyota 3 litre turbo diesel engine with a low ratio automatic transmission. It is road legal without passengers aboard so it can be moved to various locations as required for special parades etc. When carrying passengers its maximum operating speed is 10 km/hour. Four wheel drive is available if required. Each passenger car has a seating capacity for approximately 30 adults or 40 children. Driver operated hydraulic brakes are fitted to the rear axle on each car. The total length is 20 metres.
The Crystal Mountain Express Road Train was designed and manufactured by Ikon Engineering Ltd.
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Crystal Mountain Train
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Quad Bike
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QUAD BIKE 
Ikon designed and manufactured this custom built 'Quad Bike' to suit the exact requirements of the client.

The machine has a tubular steel frame, dual braking systems and many gear ratios to cover all possibilities on up and downgrades. A small electric motor and battery unit is mounted behind the rider's seat to assist on the upgrades if necessary. The battery unit can be recharged overnight.


 
YELLOW SUBMARINE - Loco and Passenger car 
The Wellington Regional Council had IKON LOCOMOTIVE WORKS design and build this locomotive and passenger car set to allow workers to travel through the tunnel to service equipment essential to the supply of clean water through the 1 meter diameter pipe to the Wellington area.

The locomotive is powered by a 17 hp Yanmar diesel engine driving through an Eaton Hydraulic transmission to all 8 wheels. It can travel at up to 12 km/hour and uses less than 1 litter of diesel fuel per hour. The locomotive seats 4 adults and the passenger car can seat 8 adults.

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Yellow Submarine
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ME Tunnel Train
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VECTOR POWER TUNNEL SERVICE TRAIN
Ikon won the contract to design and build the Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive and three flat deck cars to provide servicing access for work crews operating in the 10 km long tunnel under Auckland city. The tunnel houses the new power cables which supply power to Auckland City. A generator set, toilet and washing facilities are also incorporated in the train set. Up to eight passengers can be seated in the personnel / inspection car. The locomotive uses around 2 litres of diesel per hour running at its maximum speed of 14 km / hr. The Yanmar Diesel engine is fitted with a very efficient 'Catalytic Converter', which reduces the particulate matter (Black smoke) by 95%. The locomotive has an additional alternator fitted to supply power for the many work lights that are fitted to the train set. Ikon also designed and manufactured the special 4 blade points (in foreground) which allow rubber tyred vehicles to pass through the junction at Newmarket.

 
MERRY GO ROUND
This 7 metre diameter Merry Go Round IKON designed, built and installed at the Manu Ariki Marae at Taumarunui on the 3rd March 2002. The Merry Go Round is permanently installed on a 2 .5 X 2.5 metre square concrete base. There are 8 passenger cars, these each seat two people facing each other. This machine operates from a 230 volt 10 amp single phase power supply. There is a soft start clutch and a brake to stop the rotor, which runs at 10 RPM at full operating speed. At this speed the fibreglass passenger cars swing out at 30 degrees.
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Merry Go Round
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Fire Engine
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FIRE TRUCK PRIME MOVER
Five of these were manufactured with varying sponsors and logos. They are 1/3 full size prime movers for hauling "kiddie" trailer rides.  They are powered by four 600W motors and four 130 AH deep cycle batteries.

 
THOMAS THE ROAD TRAIN
This unit is a 1/3 full size diesel-hydraulic powered road-train, with a capacity to haul up to 50 children.
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Thomas
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Waka Express
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WAKA EXPRESS PEOPLE MOVER
These battery-electric units were designed and manufactured by IKON to haul tourists around the thermal park at Whakarewarewa in Rotorua, New Zealand. Each of the 5 units has a capacity for 36 adults.


 
FAIRGROUND RIDE - RUBBER TIRED LOCOMOTIVE
This fairground road train is powered by four 600W motors and six 130AH deep-cycle batteries. It has a capacity of 16 adults, or 24 children.

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Milky Way Train
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Akl Harbour Bridge Service Vehicle
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AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE SERVICE VEHICLE
This long and low, battery-powered, electric train set is one of two that we designed and built to operate inside the box girders in the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The train will be used by maintainance crews to haul in various equipment required for the upgrading of the bridge's outer lanes. The low shape is necessary as there is only 25 mm clearance above the driver's head when passing through the access diaphragms inside the bridge structure.



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