15 August 2016

Husqvarna PG 820 RC giving facelift to Formula One circuit in Germany

In the end of July a somewhat unusual surface preparation mission was completed. 5.000 square meters of a thick lacquer layer was removed from the Hockenheimring Formula One circuit in Germany. The Hockenheimring maintenance team had a challenging task ahead. They needed to remove old advertising spaces from the ground at the Hockenheimring Formula One circuit in Baden-Württemburg, Germany.
The difficult part was removing the thick lacquer layer that was piled over decades without damaging the pavement. And all that on an area of 5.000 square meters. The Hockenheimring team had been looking for a fast and effective solution for a long time, when they finally found and decided to invest in the PG 820 RC floor grinder.

The team had a very distinct deadline, they needed to finish the work by the end of July, in time for the big annual Formula One event “Der große Preis von Deutschland”.

Training and support

Karl-Heinz Butz and Hockenheimring team Karl-Heinz Butz giving instructions to the Hockehnheimring team
The German Husqvarna surface preparation specialist, Karl-Heinz Butz, trained the Hockenheimring team in how to operate the machine. He also gave overall support to the whole project. “The team was very eager to learn and the remote-control was really a big advantage when preparing an area as big as this one”, says Karl-Heinz.

He continues: “The time window in which we had access to work on the pavement was limited. Actually, due to regular practise on the circuit, we could only use the machines between 6 and 9am. Therefore the machine had to be very effective and fast. PG 820 RC is both.”

Finished in time

Husqvarn PG 820 RC at Hockenheimring Thick lacquer layers needed to be removed around the circuit.
The job was completed in time and the customer was very pleased with the result. They will continue to use their PG 820 RC on the same areas over and over again in order to remove and replace different promotions that are painted on the ground. They will also use the machine for preparing the tracks. That way they can adjust the track to fit different needs and create the suitable conditions for for instance dragster racing as well as Formula One.
  • Husqvarna PG 820 RC

  • Oscillation feature on PG 820 RC