DICA diversifies portfolio with new access mats
By Hannah Sundermeyer20 April 2022
DICA announced the expansion of its ground protection products and the addition of new access mats. Light-duty LibertyMats join the current ground protection mat product line. Additionally, a new 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 eliminates leaving a lasting and ugly impression in customers’ yards,” said Kris Koberg, CEO. “Access mats provide temporary roadways for equipment working in longer term applications.”
Koberg added that the 4-foot by 8-foot LibertyMat is a lighter-duty, less expensive sibling to the original AlturnaMats in the company’s ground protection mat product line. In addition, DICA is debuting a new category of access mats, featuring TuffTrak XL and TuffTrack XT.
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 walkways, work platforms, and storage areas.
TuffTrak XL is a multi-purpose heavy-duty ground protection and access mat designed for extra wide applications and is capable of supporting mobile equipment on wheels or crawlers. The 13-foot 6-inch wide mats are nearly 7 feet long and can be installed with 4-foot 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, the company said.
TuffTrak XT 13-foot 6-inch by 6-foot 8-inch overlapping and interlocking access mats 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. They are ideal for use as a temporary roadway, working areas for heavy plant and machinery, or drill rig platforms.