Aarsleff Ground Engineering has taken delivery of a new Klemm 909-3G drilling rig, along with a new Putzmeister P11 concrete pump, and a new CX 4/10 colloidal mixer.
According to Aarsleff, the equipment will further enhance its capability within the UK by allowing it to deliver a high standard performance for its clients across the country.
Aarsleff’s operations director Jody Parkin said: “We are always looking at how we can renew and update our plant and have a good track record for trialling different machines, for successfully reducing the overall age of our fleet and for making the most of inter-company transfers”.
The 909-3G is one of Klemm’s flagship multi-purpose drilling rigs, featuring its fully remote-control operation and dual head drilling units. It is a compact and powerful drilling rig that is easily adaptable for a variety of tasks, including ground anchors, soil nails, drilling and grouting and SFA piles.
Aarsleff first became interested in purchasing a Klemm 909 rig at the Bauer Exhibition 2018 where its UK plant manager, Steve Wilkinson, was able to get a closer look.
“These types of drilling rigs have a wide range of capability and will certainly satisfy the boost in demand for our geotechnical services. We already utilise multiple Klemm drilling rigs in our fleet, and we are excited to now add the 909 (drilling rig) to our fleet” Wilkinson said.
Parkin added: “We looked at various machines at the exhibition, including the larger bored piling rigs, but felt that the Klemm 909 suited us a lot more and was considerably more dexterous in terms of capacity, capability and disciplines”.
Along with the Klemm drilling rig, Aarsleff have also invested into a new concrete pump and a new concrete and grout mixer, which will be deployed alongside Aarsleff’s drilling rigs for grouting, soil nailing and ground anchor projects.