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Concrete grinders hired from Kennards Concrete Care help prepare Brisbane airport for Superjumbo

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Kennards Concrete Care has supplied concrete grinding machines for a construction project that will enable Brisbane International Airport to accommodate Qantas’ new A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

The year-long International Apron and Taxiway Extension (IATE) project being executed by Baulderstone involves a substantial expansion of the concrete surface. High spots ranging from 5mm to 45mm have to be removed from a road base layer before being covered with 470mm thick concrete.

The concrete-hard road base necessitated experimentation with different concrete grinders to determine the most effective machine for the job.

Kennards initially supplied a 10-inch petrol powered concrete planer for bulk removal while a heavy duty 240v concrete grinder with 30 grit cup discs performed fine grinding on thicknesses of 2-4mm. A mini loader with polyplaner capable of removing up to 10mm per pass was introduced subsequently to speed up the work.

Baulderstone was very happy with the concrete grinders, advice and service provided by the Kennards Concrete Care team in Brisbane.

In addition to the concrete grinders, a trailer-mounted 4-inch pump was hired from Kennards Hire Pump & Power as well as flex drive pumps from Kennards Hire Bowen Hills following heavy rain.

Kennards Concrete Care operates hire centres in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth including two centres in Sydney at Artarmon and Moorebank.

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