PLS Group UK were asked by one of its long-term civil engineering clients to carry out the clearance of trees and vegetation across a fifteen mile stretch of countryside over farmland, railway land and through woodland areas to allow the placement of the clients heavy-duty winching equipment and scaffolding. The project was to replace existing 400kv power cables.
PLS Group utilised its mechanised division using excavators and tree shears to clear large areas quickly. Using our large excavator fed chipper, cut material was chipped on site. Our skilled chainsaw operators removed trees manually in difficult to access areas. The final touch was to grind stumps and mulch the sites using our remote machines to ensure completely flat areas were available for the installation of track way and matting, to allow wagons and large machines access to the sites.
All this was done when faced with one of the wettest months of May on record since 1963 with no damage or disturbance to saturated land!