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Jordan fast-track Mallory Park refurbishment

Wirtgen W210 milling machine helps road planing specialists JRS complete job on budget and ahead of schedule

A NEW Wirtgen W210 milling machine played a key role in helping road planing specialists Jordan Road Surfacing beat the record winter freeze to finish a £300,000 refurbishment at Mallory Park race circuit on budget and a week early.

Championship bike races began at the Midlands race venue last month after resurfacing of the 1.4-mile track, which organizers say will see lap times tumble for the 2011 season. Around 3,000 tonnes of surfacing material was laid, overall.

Mallory Park’s general manager, John Ward, is delighted with the result. ‘The quality is first rate and is just what was required,’ he said. ‘A complete resurface of a race track is always a little daunting. Will the new surface work? Will it be grippy? Will it be slippery? Competitors say the surface is smoother than the old and has a lot more grip.’

Company boss Barry Jordan said JRS’s continuing success was partly down to the company’s ‘one-stop shop’ approach to contracting. ‘We have everything a client needs under one roof; all the plant necessary to carry out major road construction works or refurbishment and our own transport to get it where it needs to be, reliably and quickly.’

JRS’s powerful yet compact and environmentally friendly Wirtgen W210 was one of the first to be sold in the UK. The machine is equipped with a milling drum of 2.2m working width and has a fuel-saving drive concept with two diesel engines. There are three selectable milling drum speeds, providing for a broad range of applications, including large-scale surface-course rehabilitation, complete pavement removal at full depth, and fine milling, among many others.

Other features of the W210 include automatic parallel machine alignment using PTS, intelligent ISC track drive control for maximum traction, and Wirtgen’s proprietary ‘Widrive’ machine-management and ‘Level Pro’ levelling systems.


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