Hulcher Services' backhoe / dump truck combo provides the equipment you need while maximizing your cost efficiency.
The backhoe / dump truck combo features a Caterpillar® backhoe and a standard dump truck, with a single operator for both pieces of equipment. This reduces labor costs and maximizes the productivity of the operator at the jobsite.
The Caterpillar® backhoe has a standard dig depth of over 14 feet and a dump height of more than 8 feet, giving it the power and capability to perform a broad range of tasks. Designed with the railroads in mind, each backhoe is equipped with regular and cribbing buckets and an extendable arm with thumb for work on the railroad. The dump trucks have a capacity up to 22 cubic yards.
The backhoe / dump truck combo is used for Mechanical / Railroad Services, Track Maintenance / Maintenance of Way / Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Transfer / Load Adjustment Services, Maintenance Services and Disaster Response.
Some projects our backhoe / dump truck combos are used for include:
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of a backhoe or dump truck is the person at the stick, the operator. Hulcher’s 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. With their extensive railroad experience, our operators can work seemlessly with your rail gangs.
The backhoe / dump truck combination provides the right capabilities for many projects while maximizing value for the customer. Call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471 to learn more about our backhoe / dump truck combo or to schedule it for your next project.
For more information about Hulcher's hi-rail rotary dump trucks, visit the hi-rail rotary dump truck page.
|Case Study - Hulcher Provides Disaster Response to Simultaneous Major Flood Events
Record snowfalls and spring rains resulted in major flooding throughout North Dakota. Much of the state was declared a disaster area. At the same time, a separate flood event devastated several midwest states. Railroads, local governments and industry needed a contractor with extensive, national resources, including trained crews and a fleet of heavy equipment, to respond to both flood events.
|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.
|Case Study - Grade Stabilization Project Restores Safety, Speed to Saturated Right-of-Way
The railroad had a serious problem with soil saturation in various spots along a 150-mile stretch of their track across one Midwestern state. Without sufficient drainage, rain water saturated the soil under and around the rails, destabilizing the track to potentially dangerous levels. As a result the railroad was forced to reduce their trains’ speeds in this area to as little as 10 mph. In addition, the poor drainage problem began to impact neighboring farm lands, increasing the urgency for an immediate and permanent solution.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Performs Environmental Remediation of Arsenic Contamination at Rail Yard for the Railroad
The railroad needed the environmental remediation of significant arsenic contamination at one of their major rail yards. The affected areas were in an active part of the yard, and it was crucial that interruptions to track serviceability were minimized during the clean-up.
|Case Study - Hulcher Remediates Pond at Chemical Manufacturing Facility
A chemical manufacturing facility was closing a pond on their property, and the pond required remediation before it was filled in. They needed a contractor with the expertise and heavy equipment to clean and restore the site.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Removes Three Diesel and Lube Oil Above-ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) From Railyard
A railroad’s environmental group wanted three diesel and lube oil above-ground storage tanks (ASTs) at their storage yard to be removed. While the 63,000 gallon ASTs were no longer in use, they were still connected to fueling stations. The group also wanted the tanks’ retaining wall to be demolished to open the space for future use.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Remediates 13,500 Tons of Contaminated Soil at Former Salvage Yard
A five-acre property had previously been used as a salvage yard where battery and metal recycling took place. The property owner needed a contractor to excavate and remediate the contaminated soil at this site.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Performs Tank Farm Removal Project on Six 3,000-Gallon Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
While excavating a piece of property, the railroad discovered a buried tank farm of six 3,000-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs). The railroad needed a contractor to clean out and remove the tanks and refill the area so it could be used for other purposes.
|Case Study - Emergency Response and Remediation Resolves Major Hazardous Material Spill
Following a major spill, a mass evacuation of the area was ordered as a result of the various materials involved. The customer needed an experienced emergency response / environmental contractor who could clean up the spill and restore the site.
Photos of Dump Truck Projects