Composite Ground Mats

Composite mats are commonly used to provide temporary access and ground protection, to prevent site disturbance, and to increase stability and traction. Common uses include creating track ways, temporary construction and site access. NTS carries a variety of composite mats to meet the varying needs of contractors in a wide variety of industrial markets.

Product Highlights:

  • Proprietary chevron traction® and pedestrian surface design to ensure optimal grip
  • Manufactured from 100% recycled or virgin HDPE polyethylene specifically designed for the application of each mat
  • Environmentally friendly product that can help reduce damage to sensitive areas, as well as reducing or eliminating potential restoration costs
  • Non-conductive ideal for use on transmission projects
  • Lightweight design reducing equipment costs required for
  • handling and installation of mats
    Mats are chemical and oil resistant

 

Mat Type Material Dimensions Weight Capacity
LibertyMat High Density Polyethylene 7’-11” x 3’-11” x 0.5” 77 lbs Up to 80 tons
TuffTrak XL High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (NMWPE) 13’-6”x 6’-8” x 1.85” 794 lbs Up to 150 tons

 

Site Analysis:

To determine the applicability of a specific mat on a project, the project manager or mats (1)superintendent should review:

  1. Ground condition – soil type, ground profile, vegetation and obstacles
  2. Mat usage – types of vehicles, number of passes over mats, roadway/pad formation
  3. Duration – season/weather, length of project, effect on surface beneath mats

 

Do’s When Working With Mats:

  1. Review mat technical information and installation guide
  2. Conduct risk analysis of mats
  3. Wear PPE when installing and removing mats
  4. Move mats with proper equipment
  5. It is recommended that mats are always connected, however, always connect mats when there is a risk of mats “walking”
  6. Regularly check condition of roadway/mats and bolts (re-tighten bolts where required – see installation guide)

 

Don’ts When Working With Mats:

  1. Install mats over protruding rocks, trees stumps, roots or similar obstructions
  2. Use mats to bridge over ditches
  3. Over tighten bolts or place mats butting up to one another if mats will experience temperature differences (see installation guide)
  4. Use wheeled or track equipment in excess of 5 MPH as movement of or damage to the mats may occur