Hulcher Services maintains a fleet of custom designed Guzzler® hi-rail Vacuum Trucks that can be mobilized to the most remote areas not accessible by road.
Our services range from simple track cleaning to air excavation to transfer services to emergency derailment and environmental cleanups. Our units are perfectly designed to perform railroad vac truck services, as well as grain transfer and cleanup services for the grain industry, and spill and cleanup services for various other industries as well.
Our vac trucks are rail-ready, boom equipped, self-contained vehicles that use vacuum power to remove contaminated and unwanted materials. Material removed is stored in the hi-rail's large collection tank for subsequent treatment and disposal or reuse. *
Unlike other units, which are configured solely for track use, the Guzzler® hi-rail vacuum truck operates on both rail and road. Within minutes, the Guzzler® hi-rail truck can be converted from road-ready to rail-ready.
When it comes time to transfer grain, Hulcher Services maintains hi-rail transfer vacuum trucks for grain within the network. Hulcher Services has high volume self-contained grain vacuum units that can quickly transfer grain from storage areas or railcars to anywhere you need the product.
Hulcher Service's highly trained operators know how to get the job done safely and in compliance with all health and safety regulations. We provide everything required in performing this work, from personal protective equipment and fall protection to confined space entry equipment.
The Guzzler® hi-rail vacuum truck is frequently paired with the Air Spade® to perform air excavation, or spot cleaning of tracks in tunnels, bridges, retarders, diamonds and other difficult-to-reach places for off-track undercutters. Visit the Air Excavation page to learn more about this engineering service,
Hulcher is a leader in railroad contractor and industrial support services. Our 30 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.
Call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471 to learn more about our Guzzler® hi-rail vacuum truck services or to schedule us for your next project.
|Case Study - Air Excavation / Vacuum Truck
Chronic mud problems created potentially dangerous softness and flex in the rail for one railroad company, especially on those stretches of track that ran along a river. The situation became more dire after flooding added to the mud in these areas. Unfortunately, the steep banks on either side of the track did not permit the use of an off-track undercutter.
|Case Study - Hi-Rail Vacuum Truck Performs Industrial Cleaning of Locomotive Service Terminal Work Bay
A sump pump broke at a locomotive servicing terminal, allowing fluids from the engines to collect in the service bay’s trough. The customer needed a hi-rail vacuum truck to clean out the trough so the pump could be replaced.
Photos of Hi-Rail Vacuum Truck Services