Mount Pleasant Airbase – Falkland Islands


Removal of 100kN strength Concrete Runway extensions.

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When Power Plane’s standard W2200 road planer “bounced off” the concrete runway that needed removing swift alternatives were required!

Following consultation with Wirtgen’s highly skilled technical department a hybrid surface miner solution was designed based on the highly successful 2200SM model. By altering the gearing, weight and drum configuration we were able to send two further machines to complete the works (Hopefully at the time)

The specially adapted machines performed with spectacular results, cutting 200mm deep in one pass and leaving the milled material windowed between the back tracks for our two standard machines to load into trucks. The operation was completed quickly and ahead of schedule.