Vegetation Maintenance

The Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG is the key weapon in the arsenal of any rail maintenance contractor.  The vehicle allows such an array of demountable options for efficient cutting and processing of vegetation along the rail line and embankment:  MULAG, the Mercedes-Benz expert partner for vegetation maintenance equipment offers a large range of flail arms and working heads for cutting and mulching a variety of natural materials from grass to overhanging branches, including models designed specifically for the rail sector.

If the grass mulch is left behind after cutting it can help to promote new growth, thus requiring the grass to be cut again far sooner.  To combat this MULAG has developed a ‘cut-and-collect’ system to take the mulch away in a road-rail cuttings trailer.  This technology is already prooving to be very effective in the highways sector and lends itself perfectly to the rail industry, too.

Hydraulic wheel supports and torsion locking frame keeps the UNIMOG solid and stable while the flail arm and cutting heads is extended out to its full reach.  The UNIMOG’s multiple mounting points, PTO’s and hydraulic services allows for a host of vegetation management tools to be mounted around the vehicle including:-

  • Front and rear flail arms
  • Mulching heads
  • Freezone cutter
  • Branch and hedge shears
  • Stump grinder
  • Ditch and gulley cleaner
  • Wire weed brush
  • Wood chipper
  • Cranes and grabs
  • Augers
  • Water/chemical tank
  • High-pressure spray bar
  • Washing brushes