20 August 2015

FS 7000 D makes the cut at Dublin Airport

Removing and replacing sealant on a busy airport is a tough job. When Allied Infrastructure Management was contracted by daa (formerly known as Dublin Airport Authority)to replace over 32,000lm of joint sealing they needed equipment that would stand up to the challenge, the Husqvarna FS 7000 D was used to complete the contract.

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Allied Infrastructure Management is an established and experienced maintenance and civil engineering contractor providing specialist services and innovative solutions to Airports, Highways, Defence establishments, Private enterprise and the Public sector.

Allied work on all the Civil Airports in the UK and on a number of Highway projects. When looking to enhance their saw cutting capabilities Allied needed to source a saw that was able to be used on both asphalt and concrete; powerful yet fuel efficient; capable of high production; easy to manoeuver; reliable and able to meet the Tier IV/Stage IIIB regulations. The hydraulic lift system and reduced vibration with the FS 7000 D is a key benefit when considering Health and Safety implications for our workforce.

High production key

Allied's recently purchased Husqvarna FS 7000 D walk behind floor saw was to be put to use on an important and demanding contract with daa (formerly Dublin Airport Authority). On this contract over 32,000lm of joint sealing needed to be replaced over 10-12 weeks during short duration night time possessions. High production was of the essence.

The contract involved the need to remove old sealant and replace with specialist cold applied fuel resistant sealant, cutting into the concrete to create joints that were 15 mm wide and 50 mm deep. The modern FS 7000 D has digital depth control which allowed the Allied saw operator to have complete confidence in the accuracy of his cutting depth. The revised design of the saw, the electric tracking and display system, and the wheel placement with the saw allowed the Allied Operative to see exactly where he was cutting and ensured the saw cutting was straight.

Technical specifications - FS 7000 D

• Engine manufacturer: Deutz
• Max output: 55.4 kW*
• Blade capacity: 1000 mm
• Cutting depth, max: 411 mm
• Weight: 1032 kg

*As rated by the engine manufacturer.
  • See a video of the FS 7000 D in action