As an safer alternative to conventional
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?