Husqvarna saws help a Chicago contractor meet the tight deadline

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:57

A large stretch of the I-90 highway, running from Chicago to Rockford, is currently undergoing a major renovation entailing the removal of lanes to be replaced by wider concrete ones.

Chicago Cut Concrete Cutting, based in Schaumberg, Illinois, is responsible for slab sawing of the old concrete lanes, and subsequent green sawing of the new concrete to control shrinkage cracking. Over 24km of the roadway, including five bridges, needed to be demolished and green-cut. 

For the removal of the old concrete lanes, Chicago Cut Concrete Cutting chose Husqvarna’s FS 8400 D, FS 6600 D and the new Tier 4 compliant FS 7000 D floor saws. These saws are known for high production rates and ergonomics that help operators cut 280mm deep in rebar-loaded concrete. For green sawing, Husqvarna Soff-Cut 5000 Ultra Early EntryTM saws were used and enabled the teams to stay on or ahead of schedule. To meet the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) deadlines, the company had to work around the clock. The floor saws and Soff-Cut saws were a major factor in helping the contractor complete the job on time. 



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