April 20, 2022 (Urbandale, Iowa) Just in time for the busy spring season when contractors are working in challenging weather conditions and on soft ground, DICA announces the expansion of its ground protection products, and the addition of new access mats. Light-duty LibertyMats join the ground protection mat product line. A new construction access mat product line provides solutions for temporary roadways, and includes heavy-duty TuffTrak XL, a combination ground protection/access mat, and TuffTrak XT, an overlapping and interlocking access mat that is designed to support mobile or crawler equipment.
“Ground protection mats increase uptime, allow work to happen in wet sloppy conditions, help contractors present a professional image, and eliminate leaving a lasting and ugly impression in customers’ yards, while access mats provide temporary roadways for equipment working in longer term applications,” said Kris Koberg, CEO.
“The Original AlturnaMats are still the most durable and best-selling ground protection mats on the market. The 4’x8′ LibertyMat is a lighter-duty, less expensive sibling in our ground protection mat product line. In addition, we are debuting a new category of access mats, featuring TuffTrak XL and TuffTrack XT,” said Koberg.
LibertyMats have built-in handholds and a chevron traction surface ideal for lighter-duty equipment and pedestrian use. This cost-effective ground protection option is an excellent solution for applications like temporary roadways, work platforms, storage areas, or walkways.
Debut of Access Mats
TuffTrak XL is a multi-purpose heavy-duty ground protection and construction access mat designed for extra wide applications and is capable of supporting mobile equipment on wheels or crawlers. The 13’6” wide mats are nearly 7 ft. long and can be installed with 4 ft. tines. This durable mat has a load-bearing capacity of 150 tons making it the perfect solution for heavy construction, fracking, oil and gas, wind and solar farms, and electrical transmission applications.
TuffTrak XT 13’6”’ x 6’8″ overlapping and interlocking access mats are the lightest weight, most durable access mats on the market. They are designed to remain rigid and do not conform to the subsurface. The internal closed-cell foam design prevents water penetration and helps make the mats buoyant, which makes them perfect for wetlands, marshlands, peat bogs, and river deltas. Construction access mats are ideal for use as a temporary roadway, working areas for heavy plant and machinery, or drill rig platforms.
DICA’s expanded line up of engineered and environmentally friendly ground protection and access mats provide reliable temporary roadways, access points, walkways, and working platforms for a wide range of equipment, applications, and ground conditions.
DICA, Urbandale, Iowa, has been specializing in building a better outrigger pad since 1988. By creating engineered solutions for improving equipment stability and ergonomic safety, DICA is leading the way in product innovation for outrigger pads, crane pads and cribbing.
DICA outrigger pads and crane pads are used in 50+ countries and on all 7 continents around the world in construction, maintenance, electrical utility, oil and gas and tree care as well as local, state and federal government agencies. Learn more at www.dicausa.com.