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A section of concrete in a new industrial estate, which was damaged during construction, was restored to its original strength with the help of a Profiler 150, hired from Kennards Concrete Care.

Australian Prestressing Services (APS) used the machine to cut a series of 150mm wide, 25mm deep channels to allow the installation of carbon fibre, a heavy duty strengthening system for reinforced concrete.

The profiler, which attaches to a mini loader, can be used for milling concrete, asphalt, tiles and mortar.

It cuts up to 150mm wide and, on softer surfaces such as asphalt, to a depth of 100mm per pass.

APS project manager George Sadlik said they tried a couple of different machines before finding the Profiler 150 was the best for the job.

The machine cut to a depth of 12-13mm per pass, so they were able to get to almost what we needed in two passes, with a third pass to complete the job.

George said the fact that the mini loader was on tracks was important as they had to avoid tyre marks on the new concrete in the estate, which had not yet opened.

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