Clean fluid trough from service bay in the Locomotive Service Terminal.
HI-RAIL SPEEDS THE PROCESS:
With its hi-rail gear and hose attachment for the boom, the vacuum truck was able to drive on the service bay’s tracks to reach all 900 feet of the trough.
TRUCK DESIGNED FOR EFFICIENCY:
The vacuum truck’s design allows the vehicle and boom to be operated by one person from the back seat, which improves operating efficiency and productivity.
A sump pump broke at a locomotive servicing terminal, allowing fluids from the engines to collect in the service bay’s trough. The bay’s trough soon became filled with excess fluids that needed to be removed. The customer needed a vacuum truck to clean out the trough so the pump could be replaced.
With its hi-rail gear and hose attachment for the boom, the vacuum truck was able to drive on the service bay’s tracks to reach all 900 feet of the trough and collect the fluids quickly. The customer had a holding facility for these fluids on its property, outside the terminal; Hulcher’s crew turned over the materials to the customer at the facility for proper, licensed disposal.*
Hulcher’s crew then cleaned the service bay and cover grates with the power washer.
The process to remove the contamination and replace it with clean soil and ballast was completed in two days. The site is now clean and the newly placed soil and ballast allows for proper run-off of rainwater. The Hulcher crew’s railroad experience allowed it to work safely and without unnecessary interruption to the active train schedule, completing the job on schedule.