When your task calls for heavy lifting on the railroad, the ideal choice is a hi-rail crane from Hulcher Services.
The hi-rail crane is used for Mechanical / Railroad Services, Track Maintenance / Maintenance of Way / Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Transfer / Load Adjustment Services, Maintenance Services, Positive Train Control and Disaster Response.
Designed to support a railroad’s needs, Hulcher’s cranes are equipped with hi-rail gear. Whether the job is located in a tight working space at the rail yard or a remote location on the right-of-way, the crane can get there - by road or by rail. It is also equipped with cutting torches, cables, chains, hooks and all the necessary tools to support the many services it provides.
With lifting capacities ranging from 50 to 130 tons, Hulcher’s cranes are perfect for a variety of services including:
The cranes are maintained through Hulcher’s Preventative Mechanical Maintenance Program. This multi-layered, proactive system of inspections and servicing that ensures our cranes 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 crane is 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.
Hulcher's cranes are equipped with the right gear and the best operators in the industry to deliver your railroad project on time and within budget. When your project calls for crane support you can trust, call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471.
|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 - Hulcher Crews Perform Tie Down Work on Military Heavy Equipment
The U.S. Army was deploying military hardware from two installations. The military needed an experienced railroad contractor who understood the regulatory requirements for properly tying down heavy equipment on railcars.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Demolishes Signals Bridge, Cantilever and Signals Tower for Positive Train Control (PTC) Project
The railroad installed new signals along a two-mile stretch of track to support Positive Train Control (PTC) when that program goes online. They needed to have an existing five-track signal bridge, cantilever and tower removed and the new signals rotated into place over the tracks.
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