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Hewden Hits

The Ground

Running With

Multitrack

Ground-Guards

MultiTrack system is the latest in a se-

ries of investments by Hewden to pro-

vide a new Non-Mechanical Plant

Proposition.

National specialist equipment and

crane hire company, Hewden, has

signed a $700k deal with Ground-

Guards Ltd to supply its MultiTrack Trackway mats.

It represents the latest non-mechanical plant fleet

investment from Hewden to support its core crane and

plant fleet, and builds on its events offering.

Ground-Guards, which is a division of the GreenTek

Group, is a supplier of an extensive range of ground

protection solutions across a wide spectrum of indus-

tries, including construction, civil engineering, mining,

drilling, landscaping, heritage sites and many more.

The MultiTrack mats are made from a tough, light-

weight, HDPE polymer plastic, providing a cost-effective

alternative to the traditional aluminium panels. Designed

for laying down portable access roads or providing

ground protection, the environmentally friendly 100%

recycled plastic mats are guaranteed unbreakable by

vehicles up to 120 tonnes.

Danny Williams, Product Manager at Hewden, says:

“This is a significant investment from Hewden

and is a great example of how we are supporting

our customers across the events, construction,

industrial and infrastructure sectors with a non-

mechanical plant product range that

complements our larger core equipment.

“They will be available from most depots

across the UK on a short or long term hire basis

and provide the best example of lightweight,

durable and easy to handle ground protection

mats on the market. We’re delighted to be work-

ing with Ground-Guard on this latest investment

as we develop our partnership further.”

The reversible design provides both an enhanced

vehicle tread as well as an anti-slip pedestrian surface.

With an easy-to-join design, they can be quickly laid to

create a temporary access road using a simple joiner

mechanism.

MultiTrack Trackway mats are 2.4 x 1.2 m (8’ x 4’) in

size, and have a lifting weight of just 39 kg meaning they

can be safely handled by two people.

Hewden

Ground Guards Ltd

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Wor ldwide Panorama

USA

No run of the mill

mission near Miami

In February 2016 construction company Bessac com-

pleted work on a protection tunnel in extremely difficult

geology in South Florida. In just ten months and using

a customized machine designed especially for the mis-

sion, a “Herrenknecht Combined Shield” (HCS, diameter

3.13 m), 1,613 meters were tunnelled adhering to the

highest safety standards.

In late 2016 a new 60" sewer line, installed in the

segmentally lined protection tunnel, will replace the

old, worn-out line and transport wastewater from

Fisher Island to the treatment plant on Virginia Key.