Access and Ground Protection matting is essential for your job setup and tear-down requirements.
Typical wet and rainy seasons and freeze/thaw cycles make some sites inaccessible without matting and others more prone to damage from equipment needed for tree care, landscape, and utility repairs.
A full lineup of light, medium, and heavy-duty ground protection products from DICA provides you with options depending on the type and size of your equipment and needs. All matting can support heavier loading when the ground is firm with a low moisture content. The different duties are more important to understand when ground conditions are soft, and the moisture content is high.
Light Duty Matting and Access Roadways:
SlatTrax is a unique temporary ground protection roadway in 36”, 42”, and 48” widths that requires fewer crew members and significantly less effort and time to deploy and retrieve than plywood or plastic ground protection mats. Once deployed, SlatTrax provides a stable and reliable surface for vehicles and equipment to travel on while preventing equipment from getting stuck, tearing up lawns, and creating ruts that require significant repairs. Both SlatTrax Systems eliminate the need to lug plywood or plastic mats into place, leapfrog the mats when longer stretches of roadway are needed, or lug wet, soggy, splintered plywood back to the truck at the end of the project.
The SlatTrax hydraulically powered system easily mounts on skid steers and other equipment to roll out 100 ft. of roadway in less than 2 minutes. The Single Trax or Dual Trax systems are preloaded with 100 ft. of Trax and can be reloaded with additional Trax sections to extend service roadways up to any length. The hydraulically powered system eliminates manual labor.
SlatTrax DIY Pallet Systems are self-contained 100 ft. sections of Trax that can be deployed or retrieved manually in minutes. The compact, self-contained DIY System requires less space for transport and storage to increase user flexibility. DIY Trax can be used with the Hydraulic Powered System to extend roadways beyond 100’. DIY pallets are simple to store, transport, and deploy using any equipment with forks. Steel Grapple Pallets are an additional option, allowing the crew to use their grapples to move the system when forks are unavailable.
Medium Duty Matting:
Like SlatTrax, AlturnaMATS, and VersaMATS are widely used ground protection mats that provide access to job sites while preventing lawn damage, including ruts and stuck vehicles. Once deployed, AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS provide a stable and reliable surface for vehicles and equipment to travel on while preventing equipment from getting stuck, tearing up lawns, and creating ruts that require significant repairs. Made of ½” thick recycled high-density polyethylene, AlturnaMATS are available in different tread patterns, are highly durable, will never absorb moisture and waterlog, and are resistant to breaking, cracking, splintering, warping, and delaminating. The AlturnaMATS design ensures stability and versatility, allowing for easy adaptation to different project needs, such as building work platforms, access roads, and temporary parking areas.
Heavy Duty Matting:
TuffTrak® XL Access Mats are multi-purpose, heavy-duty ground protection and access mats designed for use with large, heavy, wheeled equipment. The mats are 13’6” x 6’8”, are 2 inches thick, and weigh just under 800 lbs each. TuffTrack XL Mats can support heavy mobile equipment on wheels or tracks in poor ground conditions. 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. They are also chemically inert to reduce the possibility of cross-site contamination.
DICA’s expanded lineup of engineered and environmentally friendly ground protection roadways and access mats provide reliable temporary access roadways, walkways, and working platforms for a wide range of equipment, applications, and ground conditions.