Hulcher's Caterpillar® backhoes are stationed at several divisions around the United States, and are some of our most versatile pieces of equipment.
The Caterpillar® backhoe has a standard dig depth of 14 ft 4 in, a bucket dig force of 13,875 lbs and a dump height of 8 ft 5, giving it the power and capability to perform a broad range of tasks. Designed with the railroads in mind, each backhoe is equipped with regular and cribbing buckets and an extendable arm with thumb for work on the railroad.
Some projects our Caterpillar® backhoes are used for include:
Hulcher's backhoes frequently support track repair and construction projects, performing tasks like:
The backhoes are maintained through Hulcher’s Preventative Mechanical Maintenance Program. This multi-layered, proactive system of inspections and servicing that ensures our backhoes are trustworthy and ready to go to work when you need them.
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of a backhoe is the person at the stick, the operator. Hulcher’s operators are railroad specialists. They have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in maintenance-of-way environments.With their extensive railroad experience, our operators can work seemlessly with your rail gangs.
For your project to be successful, you need a quality backhoe, maintained to be reliable and operated by an experienced railroad professional. When your project calls for a backhoe you can trust, call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471.
|Case Study - Hulcher Installs Gage Ties for Railroad Tie Gangs - The railroad was refurbishing two branches off a main line to support new industry customers. To complete the project on time, the railroad needed a properly equipped backhoe and an operator who understood railroad work to install gage ties ahead of their tie gangs.
|Case Study - Hulcher Excavator, Wheel Loader and Backhoe Perform Bridge Maintenance
The railroad needed to perform major refurbishing on a 300-foot bridge on an active stretch of right-of-way. They needed a contractor with the equipment and expertise to remove the old rail, ballast and support ties and replace them with new materials within the tight time constraints of their traffic schedule
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Grades Five-Acre Lot and Creates Asphalt Pads, Roads and Pathways at Rail Yard
The railroad tore down an old building at their yard, opening up a large area to use for outdoor storage. With the demolition completed, the railroad needed a contractor to grade and prepare the space and put in asphalt roads, pads and paths for their Materials Department to use.
|Project Snapshot - Grapple Truck and Backhoe Break Down Track Panels
The railroad had more than 30 damaged track panels that needed to be demolished. Hulcher deployed a grapple truck and backhoe to break down the track panels and separate out the materials for recycling or reuse.
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