According to the Met Office, last winter saw the heaviest rainfall since records began and reports suggested that ground saturation would continue well into summer.
This was our first contract with LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery show now relocated to Peterborough, so the stakes were high to convince everyone concerned that it was a successful relocation.
We planned every aspect of the installation with military precision and supervised the whole event from start to finish, first installing 22,000 square meters of trakway flooring over a very wet showground.
We installed level pads and delivery roads for articulated lorry access, lowering the risk of low-loaders ‘grounding’ and created a safe off-loading area for new farm machinery worth millions of pounds. This area later doubled as an exhibitor car park.
The flexing jointed profile lowered the risk of bow-waves on car park supply roads caused by exceeding a safe speed limit. We installed end ramps and cloaked ends with bolted down rubber mats for the safe entry and exit of the roads. Anti-theft-bolt-on speed limit signs were erected and daily safety checks were carried out to ensure everything was operating at an optimum.
With the heavy rainfall, the showground was extremely wet so the team engineered a solution using a multi layer of membranes and a cross-bonded layer of panels to create a clean, dry and level surface. This solution is far superior to other systems we have seen over the years that can let dirty water through. The two-day show received some heavy downpours of rain but our floor remained completely dry.
“The team at LION pulled out all the stops to ensure the show was a huge success, delivered to tight and critical deadlines and often working over and above the original remit and in very difficult conditions, we look forward to working with the team for LAMMA 2015.”
Stuart Favill - Operation’s Director
The Lion panel is our premier aluminium trakway systems. This award-winning system has a higher level of grip than any other panel on the market. The system has been certified and independently tested in Germany for strength and capability.