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 deployed a Caterpillar® D5N dozer, which plowed down and cleared out the troublesome vegetation and leveled out the ground along the track. Hulcher’s dozer eliminated the overgrowth that interfered with track operations and reduced the risk of fire along the track.
Railroads and industrial facilities across the country depend on Hulcher’s experience to perform maintenance projects like this each year.
Hulcher supplements its main service lines (Mechanical / Railroad Services, Engineering Services, Transfer / Load Adjustment Services, Environmental Services, Positive Train Control (PTC) Support and Disaster Response) with various Maintenance Services. These include vegetation control, asphalt work, demolition, snow removal, painting, building washing, litter clean-up and manual labor. Maintenance services may require the use of heavy equipment and Hulcher maintains a nationwide fleet of excavators, dozers, dump trucks, track and wheel loaders, and more to meet these needs. Hulcher’s crews are trained and certified to work for all Class 1 Railroads and being a railroad contractor, Hulcher is approved for operations within 25 feet of the track. Hulcher brings a level of experience, railroad professionalism and the right qualifications to maintenance tasks that no other contractor’s personnel can match.