FAUN Trackway manufactures 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack for Danish Armed Forces

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:06 AM
 
 FAUN Trackway makes 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack for Danish Defence Forces
British company FAUN Trackway, the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways, has officialy reached a milestone in its 60 year history with the production of its 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack. The units were recently purchased by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO).
     
British company FAUN Trackway, the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways, has officialy reached a milestone in its 60 year history with the production of its 100th Trackrack and 50th Spoolrack. The units were recently purchased by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO). FAUN Trackway's Spoolrack unit
     
The Danish armed forces’ order of the Heavy Ground Mobility System (HGMS) meant that the Anglesey site was commissioned to manufacture its Trackrack for the 100th time. The Trackrack is a specially designed launch, recover, transportation and storage system for FAUN’s Trackway panels.

FAUN HEAVY GROUND MOBILITY SYSTEM is a temporary modular roadway which enables the rapid deployment and recovery of vehicles and people. The military specification system facilitates the launch and recovery of the Trackway. A standard HGMS provides 100m of Trackway – with 50m carried on the vehicle and a further 50m towed on a trailer.

HGMS is suitable for very heavy tracked and wheeled vehicles, including tanks and bridge transporters. It provides access for these vehicles into areas where there are no roads, or roads have been damaged. HGMS enables boggy or marshy terrain to become accessible to large, heavy vehicles.

HGMS is deployed very quickly and efficiently. A trained two-man team can deploy 50m of Trackway in less than 10 minutes over the toughest of terrain. The aluminium Trackway will withstand repeated loads of up to 70 tonnes (rated to MLC 70).

HGMS features a unique 'spool to spool' transfer system that allows multiple 50m lengths of roadway to be laid quickly and easily. HGMS can be easily mounted to chassis with a PLS/DROPS hook lift system.

HGMS is best suited to adverse terrain conditions, including snow, marsh, mud and sand in a variety of climates. HGMS also provides rapid access to bridgeheads. HGMS is in use worldwide in a variety of military engineering applications, including humanitarian and disaster relief.

HGMS is also suitable for civilian applications, including oil and gas pipeline access, construction projects and temporary bridging. The system is 95% recyclable.

The system has been deployed around the world, to aid military and disaster-relief missions in a wide variety of challenging terrains such as sand, snow, desert and marshland.

Denmark’s request also meant that the production team manufactured the 50th Spoolrack unit. Spoolracks are designed to store and transport additional lengths of Trackway, which can then be transferred for deployment through a Spool-to-Spool system.

Alongside DALO, the HGMS is also held by the Irish Defence Force and the Turkish Armed Forces.

Chris Kendall, director at FAUN Trackway, said: “Trackrack and Spoolrack units form part of the HGMS, our flagship system, which is now held in the inventories of more than 35 armed forces worldwide. Designed for speed, the HGMS means 50m of Trackway can be laid by two men in only six minutes.

The landmark sales showcase how invaluable the resource is to armed forces around the world to ensure efficient and safe access in a variety of environments. We are proud to have reached such a symbolic milestone in its production and know this is simply a stepping stone to the delivery of many more.”

 

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