Maintaining right-of-way for roads, highways, power lines, communication lines, and other utilities has its own share of challenges. The demands of the job the difficulty of the terrain, finish, and maintenance requirements, will determine the equipment selected for the job. In right-of-way work, maintaining safe traffic flow is a consideration not often found in other types of land clearing jobs.
For these reasons, machinery selection for right-of-way jobs can be varied. Compact tractors with mulching heads can do fence line work, detail work and can handle even down to the heavier grasses found on right of way property. For thinning work tree shear attachments may offer the best solution or excavator mounted mulchers can do selective cutting between the keeper trees. For large scale projects where volume of work is the key factor, the larger tracked mulching tractors will yield both a workable finish and the acres per day for maximum productivity.
Selecting the compact tractor or the large mulching tractor can be sorted out by first looking at the type of work to be done and the type of terrain most commonly found in the area you are working in. Proper selection of attachments and undercarriage options can prove to be very profitable decisions for any type of right-of-way clearing machines.