Hulcher Services' dump trucks are essential components of a wide range of projects.
The dump truck is used for Mechanical / Railroad Services, Track Maintenance / Maintenance of Way / Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Transfer / Load Adjustment Services, Maintenance Services and Disaster Response.
Some projects our dump trucks are used for include:
The dump truck is frequently deployed as part of a backhoe / dump truck combo package (pictured to the right). This combination of one operator and two pieces of equipment provides the right capabilities for the project while maximizing value for the customer.
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of a dump truck 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 seamlessly with your rail gangs.
For many railroad projects that take place on bridges or in remote areas that require on-track access, a good alternative to the dump truck is the hi-rail rotary dump truck (pictured right, with the regular dump truck). The hi-rail rotary dump truck is fitted with hi-rail gear to allow it to travel over bridges and on the right-of-way. It also includes a dump bed that is fitted on a rotating platter. This allows the bed to swivel on the truck and dump its load to either side without requiring the truck to leave the tracks.
Whether your next project is maintenance of way, load reductions, environmental remediation or disaster response - if the job calls for hauling materials, Hulcher's dump trucks are ready to go to work for you. Call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471 to learn more about our dump trucks or to schedule them for your next project.
|Case Study - Forklift Ramp and Parking Lot Asphalt
The diesel shop’s loading dock allowed forklifts to bring in palletized shipments of heavy cargo such as traction motors from semi trailers to the storage sheds. Unfortunately, the shop’s dock ramp had a rough, uneven surface that added to wear and tear on forklifts and increased the risk for mishaps during transport. Additionally, the surrounding parking lots had several cracks and potholes that needed attention.
|Project Snapshot - Hulcher Crew Performs Asphalt Work at Rail Yard
A 40-foot stretch of road between the tracks and the trim tower at a rail yard was badly pitted with potholes, and needed repair. The railroad needed a qualified railroad contractor to perform the asphalt road repair close to the tracks.
|Case Study - Hulcher Completes Demolition of Sand Tower and Oil Filling Station
The railroad’s sand tower and adjacent oil filling station were no longer being used and had become an “eye sore” for the local residents. Rather than incurring the expense to maintain the building and tower, the railroad decided the best option was to demolish them. After a competitive bidding process, Hulcher Services was chosen for this project.
|Case Study - Hulcher Provides Disaster Response to Simultaneous Major Flood Events
Record snowfalls and spring rains resulted in major flooding throughout North Dakota. Much of the state was declared a disaster area. At the same time, a separate flood event devastated several midwest states. Railroads, local governments and industry needed a contractor with extensive, national resources, including trained crews and a fleet of heavy equipment, to respond to both flood events.
|Case Study - Pile Driver, Excavator and Hi-Rail Rotary Dump Truck Stabilize Bank at Bridge Headwall
A significant erosion issue was causing the railroad to lose track profile adjacent to the headwall at one corner of a bridge. They needed an experienced railroad contractor to build up and stabilize the bank around the headwall.
|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.
|Case Study - Grade Stabilization Project Restores Safety, Speed to Saturated Right-of-Way
The railroad had a serious problem with soil saturation in various spots along a 150-mile stretch of their track across one Midwestern state. Without sufficient drainage, rain water saturated the soil under and around the rails, destabilizing the track to potentially dangerous levels. As a result the railroad was forced to reduce their trains’ speeds in this area to as little as 10 mph. In addition, the poor drainage problem began to impact neighboring farm lands, increasing the urgency for an immediate and permanent solution.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Performs Environmental Remediation of Arsenic Contamination at Rail Yard for the Railroad
The railroad needed the environmental remediation of significant arsenic contamination at one of their major rail yards. The affected areas were in an active part of the yard, and it was crucial that interruptions to track serviceability were minimized during the clean-up.
|Case Study - Hulcher Remediates Pond at Chemical Manufacturing Facility
A chemical manufacturing facility was closing a pond on their property, and the pond required remediation before it was filled in. They needed a contractor with the expertise and heavy equipment to clean and restore the site.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Removes Three Diesel and Lube Oil Above-ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) From Railyard
A railroad’s environmental group wanted three diesel and lube oil above-ground storage tanks (ASTs) at their storage yard to be removed. While the 63,000 gallon ASTs were no longer in use, they were still connected to fueling stations. The group also wanted the tanks’ retaining wall to be demolished to open the space for future use.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Remediates 13,500 Tons of Contaminated Soil at Former Salvage Yard
A five-acre property had previously been used as a salvage yard where battery and metal recycling took place. The property owner needed a contractor to excavate and remediate the contaminated soil at this site.
|Project Snapshot - Telehandler and Conveyor Perform Load Reduction of Alfalfa Pellets
The railroad needed a load of alfalfa pellets to be reduced by 10,000 lbs. Hulcher deployed a Caterpillar® TH560B telehandler, a conveyor and a haul truck.
|Case Study - Emergency Response and Remediation Resolves Major Hazardous Material Spill
Following a major spill, a mass evacuation of the area was ordered as a result of the various materials involved. The customer needed an experienced emergency response / environmental contractor who could clean up the spill and restore the site.
Photos of Dump Truck Projects