With Caterpillar® backhoes stationed at several divisions around the United States, Hulcher offers the most comprehensive railroad backhoe services in the industry.
Designed with the railroads in mind, Hulcher's backhoes are equipped with regular and cribbing buckets and extendable arms with thumbs for work on the railroad. 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.
Hulcher's backhoes are the right choice for a variety of tasks, including:
The backhoe is frequently deployed as part of a combo package with one of our dump trucks or hi-rail rotary dump trucks. This combination of one operator and two pieces of equipment provides the right capabilities for the project while maximizing value for the customer.
Of course, a critical element in choosing the right contractor for railroad work is not the backhoe itself, but the expertise of the person who is operating it. Hulcher's unique qualifications to work for the railroads make it the right choice for any railroad backhoe project.
Hulcher's professional backhoe 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.
Hulcher is bonded and insured to work in all 50 states. Further, Hulcher's liability insurance policies expressly delete the usual exclusion for work within 25 or 50 feet of railroads, and include the statement "any work within 50 feet of a railroad is included."
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 contractor you can trust, call Hulcher Services at 800-637-5471 and talk to one of our business professionals.
|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.
Photos of Railroad Backhoe Services