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Load Bearing Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan

$347.50

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SKU BGMT4.8

The Load Bearing Mat is a heavy duty ground protection HDPE mat that can be used to prevent rutting, keep the soil safe, and to protect the job site environment from damage. These 4' x 8' mats are 81 lbs each which makes them easy to transport and install. The HDPE comes with special impact modifiers that incorporate UV resistance and anti-static properties. They have an estimated lifespan of 10+ years.

These recyclable mats are waterproof so will not crack, rot, or peel. They can bend and provide some flexibility without breaking. Each side of the Load Bearing Mat has traction to help provide grip for crew and equipment. These mats can be used for well drilling, landscaping, and other job site applications.

***Minimum Order = 14 Mats***

PRODUCT SPECS

Brand: Blue Gator

Materials: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with special impact modifiers that incorporate UV resistance and anti-static properties

Color Options: Black, White, or Tan

Weight Loading: Up to 80 tons depending on sub-surface

   
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 100% Recyclable & Waterproof
  • Lightweight, Easy To Transport & Assemble
  • Flexible - Won't Crack or Peel
  • Protection β€” prevents ruts & damage to the environment
  • Traction β€” maximum grip for equipment & crewmen
  • Flexible β€” bends but won't break
  • Waterproof β€” won't rot, crack, or peel
  • Lightweightβ€” easy to transport, install, and store
  • Durable β€” a lifespan of 5+ years!

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Full List of Blue Gator Mats Available:

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Tan

$274.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Tan

$281.30
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Tan

$347.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Tan

$364.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Black

$274.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Natural

$274.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Black

$281.30
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Black

$347.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat  - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat  - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Black

$364.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 3' x 8' - Rubber - Natural

$281.30
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Natural

$364.50
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural
Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural

Blue Gator - Ground Protection Mat - 4' x 8' - Rubber - Natural

$381.50
Blue Gator - Double Link
Blue Gator - Double Link

Blue Gator - Flat Quad Mat Link Connector

$12.00
Blue Gator - Single Link
Blue Gator - Single Link

Blue Gator - Flat Dual Mat Link Connector

$8.00
Blue Gator - 4 Bolt Plate Connector
Blue Gator - 4 Bolt Plate Connector

Blue Gator - Metal Quad Mat Plate Connector

$15.99
Blue Gator - 2 Bolt Plate Connector
Blue Gator - 2 Bolt Plate Connector

Blue Gator - Metal Dual Mat Plate Connector

$11.99

How To Protect Your Grass From Being Damaged By Heavy Machinery

Heavy machinery can cause serious damage to your grass and your yard leaving gashes, ruts, and tearing up grass and soil which will take a good amount of time to repair. We will provide some great tips and other information to help you protect your property before construction work is performed on your home or something else.

Heavy equipment or machinery will tear up large chunks of your lawn in the path of these vehicles. You need to be prepared before you bring in workers for construction projects. Heavy machinery runs on wheels or treads that will easily trash out your yard after a period of time.

Let's start by providing some good tips to prevent your grass and lawn from heavy equipment and machinery. If you plan on installing a pool in your yard, you'd better have a plan of action in place ahead of time. It's very difficult to undo damage caused by heavy equipment. When damage hits, it will take money, time, and effort to turn things around.

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Heavy Equipment in Yard

Tips To Protect Your Grass & Yard From Heavy Machinery

It's very difficult to undo damage caused by heavy equipment that has traveled over your yard. First off, you should know the kind of equipment being used and what kind of pressure it will place on your grass and yard. It could be weed eaters or very large equipment like tractors. Obviously, weed eaters are the least destructive equipment but you still have to protect your grass from their blades. These blades will cut through anything in their way, including your grass.

On the other hand, tractors will destroy your yard causing deep gashes and ruts in the soil when they are in use. Repairing the damage will be time-consuming and very expensive. The best solution for you is to install a mat underneath the machines so they will not drag their treads or wheels through the yard tearing up everything in their path.

Make Sure Your Soil Is Dry

The ground must be dry in order for heavy equipment to travel over it. Dry ground helps the ground to absorb the weight of the machinery and equipment. If the ground is wet, the weight of the equipment will cause it to sink into the ground leaving huge gashes and ruts in your yard. If you will be driving heavy equipment over your yard, you should install artificial grass or protect your yard with mats.

Cover Areas Being Worked On With A Tarp

Tarps are a light-duty solution to mitigate some damage caused by heavy equipment. If you decide to use a tarp, look it over to make sure there are no holes or tears. If there are flaws, dirt, and debris can easily get into the lawn either by the equipment or foot traffic. When laying down the tarp, be sure that both ends go down at least 2 feet from either side being worked on to deter materials or debris from getting in or turning into mud.

Refrain From Heavy Equipment When The Ground Is Wet

Wet ground will suffer when heavy equipment drives over it and you run the risk of falling or slipping caused by mud. It's important to refrain from heavy equipment when your yard is wet as the equipment can sink into the soil. It could lead to higher costs in the future when the equipment damages grass roots and kills the gras.

If you need access to a specific area, provide good protection using plywood sheets/boards and mats. You will be able to avoid future issues by showing a little caution.

Finished Backyard

Finished Backyard Landscaping

Take Advantage Of Load Bearing Mats

Using mats designed for bearing the load of heavy machinery will keep your yard safe from heavy equipment. These mats are designed for protection and come in different thicknesses. The most common thickness is around 1/2”.

Place the mats around the area you need to protect and extend them out as far as you can while letting them slightly overlap. These mats can be used when there is not enough room for overlapping or their main purpose is to prevent damage from turf scrubbers. If you will only use one width, it must cover the entire surface that will come in contact with heavy equipment as it's difficult for soil texture irregularities and other problems.

Digging in Backyard

Backyard Digging

These mats are designed for two different purposes, temporary and permanent. The temporary mats are for a one-time use while the permanent mats can be used over and over for various reasons. The best way to know which mat you should get, measure the area you need the mat for. Take the dimensions to determine what the mats will be used for. You should get more information about these mats from a local dealer before making a decision. Permanent mats are usually used for long periods of time when heavy equipment is coming in contact with grassy areas. These mats are used on construction sites that require a lot of soil movement.

In Conclusion

There are many new products on the market to help you protect your lawn, grass, and yard from construction equipment brought in for a project. Look into all your options to find out what works for you. In the long run, it will be a great deal less expensive than trying to undo damages.