Throughout the 2016 Tough Mudder UK season, over 120,000 men and women will line up at events to climb, swing, crawl, cling and clamber over and through each one of up to 25 obstacles together.
But quite apart from the participants, the obstacles themselves need to be capable of withstanding the roughest treatment that a combined weight and force of 9,240,000 kilos of determined and very muddy participants can throw at them.
Tough Mudder is the 10 to 12 mile obstacle course challenge that tests physical strength, mental grit and teamwork. The Tough Mudder Inc team relies on Bosch Professional Power Tools to build an unforgettable and durable course for participants.
David Solan, senior construction manager for Tough Mudder and his team of eight course builders are tasked with turning the greenfield event sites into the energy-sapping tests of courage, strength and teamwork a that are Tough Mudders.
The team’s tools of choice are Bosch Professional Power Tools, where 18 volt cordless screwdrivers will power through at least 2,000 screws a day and five articulated truckloads of wood, as the crew has just four weeks to complete construction.
In addition to the screwdrivers, the team has access to the complete 18-volt range including angle grinders, angle drills, brush cutters, circular saws and rotary hammers.
“Having the same battery system across all of the tools we use and amongst our team really helps to maximise productivity out in the field,” explained Mr Solan.
“We are often in the middle of nowhere when we begin construction for our events, and so the combination of cordless and super-long battery life is essential. It means that our tools are always ready to go to build these best-in-class obstacles.”
All of the Bosch Professional 18-volt tools can run on the complete range of Bosch 18-volt batteries and are future-proofed for any new power packs that may be launched. Bosch’s 18-volt Li-Ion battery is the fastest charging and longest-running power on the market, essential for the stamina and durability needed for building the likes of Bosch’s sponsored obstacle, the iconic ‘Electroshock Therapy’, with its 750m of electric wire discharging live voltage to participants as they negotiate their way through what is traditionally the last obstacle on the course.
Martin Sibley, senior product manager of Bosch Professional Cordless Power Tools commented: “We’re delighted that the 18-Volt range has had a chance to really prove its credentials with the Tough Mudder construction crew. I think if it stands up to their rigorous demands, it earns the right to be in anyone’s toolbox!”
The 2016 Tough Mudder calendar is available here: at www.toughmudder.co.uk.
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