Trees, bushes, wild grass and other vegetation can quickly over-grow your tracks, making engineering work more difficult. Trees can form a canopy over the tracks, scraping the tops of rail cars that pass underneath. Periodically, vegetation around the right-of-way must be managed. This also holds true for unpaved areas on your rail yards, around your industrial facilities and on your properties.
Hulcher Services provides a full spectrum of vegetation control services. Simple projects may involve mowing lawns or cutting back weeds with weed trimmers. Vegetation too robust for lawn mowers can be cut back or removed with tractors or dozers. We also use excavators with cutting and mulching attachments to cut back thick brush and tree limbs that form a canopy over the tracks.
Hulcher's crews have responded to perform an endless list maintenance tasks for railroads and industry. Our laborers have been background checked, trained and certified to work for all Class I Railroads so they are safe and qualified to perform vegetation control at rail yards and on the right-of-way.
Since 1963 railroads, government and industry have placed their confidence in Hulcher for a wide range of services. With 30 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Hulcher has hundreds of qualified workers and all the right equipment close by to perform your vegetation control as an independent service or within the context of larger projects in other service lines.
Call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471 to learn more about our vegetation control services.
|Project Snapshot - Hulcher Dozer Clears Right of Way Vegetation
Grass and tall brush were encroaching on a mile-long stretch of track. The railroad needed a contractor that was certified to work on their right-of-way to perform vegetation control. Hulcher responded with a Caterpillar® D5N dozer.
|Project Snapshot - Hulcher Excavator Performs Vegetation Control On Tree Branch Canopy Over Right-Of-Way
A canopy of tree limbs 35 feet over the right-of-way was interfering with double-stack rail cars and ground brush had grown close to the tracks.
Photos of Maintenance Services Projects