Railroad Vegetation Management

"SLASHBUSTER"®  on rail car mulching vegetation

As an safer alternative to conventional herbicides, "SLASHBUSTER"® brush cutters can be strapped onto rail cars for railroad vegetation management. Models with a third boom can reach about thirty-five feet from the railroad center line, making mechanical vegetation management effective in even the most sensitive areas.

Imagine the volume of herbicide it takes to chemically kill vegetation along the 175,000 miles of railway vegetation in the United States. Mechanical vegetation management may be more expensive in the short term but what is the true cost of long-term herbicide exposure to railroad workers and to our land and water?