Making tracks with Cat Rental
29 October 2019
Making tracks with Cat Rental
When the Australian Supercross needed to move 3,500 tonnes of dirt inside the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the Hastings Deering Cat Rental team stepped up to the challenge.
Organized by Troy Bayliss Events, the Hastings Deering Cat Rental team sponsored Round One of the Australian Supercross Championships by supplying the equipment to build the indoor Supercross Track.
With only 2 days to construct the track, Josh Proctor from Protraxx knows that the right combination of reliable equipment is critical to having the tracks safely constructed in time.
“I am definitely Cat loyal. My fleet back home in Melbourne is all Cat, so when I travel interstate to build tracks for events, I always prefer to use Cat machinery.” Said Mr Proctor.
“We are on the road all year preparing tracks for Motorcross and Supercross events. The consistent service and support for Cat Machinery around Australia makes the choice easy.”
Protraxx Australia is one of Australia’s leading Motocross track building companies who custom design every track in the championship series.
The track for Round One of the championships took 17 hours to lay out on the Thursday, 6 hours to perfect on Friday night, included 3,500 tonnes of dirt, a 2.5-metre-high jump, and 2 rhythm lanes.
Quality execution of the track and tight deadlines required the Hastings Deering rental team to source the best equipment to match the application and ensure the highest productivity.
Working with Protraxx and Troy Bayliss Events, Ben Gierke tailored a rental solution to meet the unique requirements of the build inside the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
“We sent 6 machines out to the Protraxx team. A combination of 2x 315 Excavators, 2x 279 Skid Steer Loaders and a 962 Wheel loader for the build, an additional 323F Excavator for the clean up.” Said Ben Gierke, Rental Account Representative for Hastings Deering.
“We really considered the type of machines that would suit this application, the 279’s were chosen for their compact size, power and lower ground pressure, ideal for preparing tracks.”
“With a smaller venue & track build the 315 is ideally suited to the restrictions in the venue with their compact radius, “said Mr Gierke.
“Our rental fleet is quite unique, with each machine serviced using only genuine Cat parts, we make sure that every machine is ready to work. Whether the machines are straight off the assembly line, or with a few hours on the clock, each one is ready to put in the hard yards and get the job done.”
The Hastings Deering Cat Rental team specialize in matching the required equipment to the application with a broad range of equipment available.
About Protraxx Australia. Protraxx is one of Australia’s leading motocross track building companies. A company founded in 2012 by Josh Proctor an Earth moving specialist and motocross racer. Based in Victoria, Josh aimed and achieved to expand the business to a National/ International reach building event tracks, private tracks, public riding facilities and club tracks. Josh strives to maintain and keep his four fundamental components of Safety, Skill, practicality and rider ability all in mind when developing his track plans and executing them. Visit Protraxx