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Ground protection mats

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by xtreem3d, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Hey guys,
    I'm tired of buying plywood for turf protection so I am looking at the rubber mats. They are extremely expensive. I came across these 4x6's which I could cut into 2 2x6 pieces which would work fine. Does anyone with experience using a turf may see why these might not work? They are also 3/4" thick instead of 1/2". OR does anyone know of a cheap place to buy the real turf mats?
    Ground Effects LLC
  2. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    I think you will find that those floor mats are very flexible. If you laid them on mud, the machine you are driving would just push them into the mud, without giving you any support. I don't know any cheap place to buy them but some of the United Rentals branches rent them. .
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Thanks...didn't think about that.
  4. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

  5. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Stall mats won't cut it. They're far too soft and flexible.
  6. stoneexc2

    stoneexc2 Member
    Messages: 45

    you might look into some made by a company Alturna mats we have them in a 4x8 mat they are a little pricey but we ran loaded triaxle dumps across them with no damage to he mats and minimal damage the yard during the spring thaw they make different sizes
  7. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    We have 24 Alturna mats, they are not cheap at all. We are paying around $175 a mat when buying 24 at a time, but we will never go back to plywood!