Hulcher Services Inc. has been an integral partner with the railroads for over 40 years assisting with wheel, idler and traction motor change-outs. When you need lift capabilities to change out wheels or traction motors consider the industry experts with decades of experience and equipment to get the job done right, quickly and safely.
Hulcher offers traction motor change outs as part of our line of mechanical services for the railroad industry. Other contractors are capable of changing the idler, but Hulcher’s professional railroad crews can replace the traction motor itself.
If you’re in charge of keeping your locomotives running, you can appreciate this difference. When a contractor changes the idler, you still need to tow the engine back to the yard for a motor replacement; until this is completed your locomotive can’t service any cars. That’s valuable power lost to support your train schedule.
Hulcher allows you to skip the costly step of replacing the idler by putting in a new traction motor so your engine can get back into service immediately.
We also have the ability to pick up and deliver the new motor to your yard, freeing your mechanical resources to work on other tasks.
We deliver this service with experienced rail crews and heavy equipment, stationed at strategic locations around the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Your work can be performed on a pre-scheduled basis, or when a critical need arises, we can mobilize our resources within one hour of your call - any time, day or night.
Power issues mean expensive delays to your rail schedule, and the ongoing duties of your crews may keep them from being able to respond as quickly as you need. Hulcher extends the capabilities of your mechanical resources by performing traction motor changes quickly and professionally. This returns your locomotives to full service without requiring a trip back to the yard.
Our 35 strategically-positioned divisions ensure that our crews and equipment are close by when you need us. When an unexpected situaiton arises and you need help fast, our 24/7/365 call center allows us to respond quickly; our commitment is to mobilize crews within one hour of your call - any time, day or night.
When you need qualified railroad contractor professionals to perform your wheel change or traction motor change project, contact Hulcher at 800-637-5471 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.
Photos of Traction Motor Change / Wheel Change Out Projects
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