Hulcher Services’ hi-rail rotary dump truck is powerful, flexible piece of heavy equipment that is designed specifically for railroad work.
What makes the rotary dump truck ideal for railroad projects is its special dump body, which features a sub frame that swivels the truck bed in either direction. The rotating dump bed allows the truck to deposit its load anywhere on a 180 degree arc without moving the vehicle itself.
The truck is also fitted with hi-rail gear so it can reach locations with or without roads.
The combination of a rotating dump bed and hi-rail capability make the rotary dump truck an efficient and powerful tool for a variety of railroad projects, particularly those with limited off-track access.
The hi-rail rotary 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 hi-rail rotary dump trucks are used for include:
The hi-rail rotary dump truck is sometimes deployed as part of a backhoe / dump truck combo package. 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 projects, a good alternative to the hi-rail rotary dump truck is the standard dump truck.
Hulcher’s hi-rail rotary dump truck delivers flexibility and efficiency that no traditional dump truck can match. Call us today at 800-637-5471 to learn more about how this remarkable truck can provide superior value for your next project.
|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 Rehabilitates Containment System for Two Million-Gallon Above Ground Storage Tanks ASTs
The railroad identified that its containment system for two one-million gallon Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) used for diesel storage was out of compliance. They needed the installation of a new GCL liner and cover system, along with improvements to the storm water drainage collection and removal system inside the dike.
|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.
Photos of Hi-Rail Rotary Dump Truck Projects