Travelling by train is a safer option than the road where the risk of a car accident is much higher; moreover, it is a green alternative, since it is the most environment friendly way of transport compared to car or plane where CO2 releases in the air can reach double in case of a flight.
As the railway network run throughout different kind of territories, it is important that the various lines are carefully maintained and preserved, to avoid problems to the safety of travellers or to the trains themselves. It is essential to carry out a scrupulous control on the vegetation surrounding the tracks to prevent fire risk, ensure the visibility of the path and signs, reduce the risk of trees falling on the line which can lead to heavy costs for companies and to disease or delays for passengers.
A proper maintenance and prevention help to ensure a longer life for technical and mechanical apparatus, reduces maintenance costs due to extraordinary or emergency interventions.
Maintenance work can be carried out by mechanical equipment: by cutting green areas it is possible to keep the vegetation under control and to preserve safety standards.
Railways run throughout different kind of territories such as valleys or mountains, coasts, urban centers, or country yards. In addition, the territory can present a series of architectural structures such as galleries, crossings, bridges, underground passages.
All of this requires the equipment to be versatile and dynamic depending on the situation. The ideal solution is a machine that can operate in reduced space, on steep slopes and that can be equipped with different tools to face the different characteristics of grass or wood.
Train and railways have shaped the landscape of the last two centuries, passing from a commercial and industrialization purpose to a daily transport of people.
Beside its longevity this transport system has continued to evolve and adapt over time for becoming today the most environmentally friendly alternative to car or plane, a feature that has made it the perfect candidate for the mobility of the future.