As seen in Arbor Age, August/September 2013
AlturnaMATS heavy duty Ground Mats provide access and traction for vehicles over grass, sand, mud and difficult ground conditions. The Ground Mats are used as temporary roads, to protect established turf or to provide access and prevent trucks from being bogged. Made from 12.5mm engineered 100 per cent high-density polyethylene (HDPE), they hold 63 tonnes per mat in wet or dry conditions. The mats are available in a range of sizes and come with a limited lifetime guarantee.
AlturnaMATS Outrigger Pads (spreader plates) are manufactured using engineered UHMW polyethylene, providing a far superior strength-to-weight ratio than the timbers commonly used to support outriggers. These lightweight, reusable pads provide a large non-slip surface area for absorbing and spreading the load – minimising movement and sinkage.
AlturnaMATS Outrigger Pads are available in a range of sizes, with suitable thickness to meet your safe load requirements. All pads come with a lifetime guarantee.
• Supports stabilisers or outriggers for EWPs
• Safety textured non-slip surface
• Memory recovery
• Reusable, and will not splinter or rot
• Non-conductive, moisture and chemical resistant
• Safety orange handles
The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) advises that spreader plates should always be used with boomtype mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) when fully supported on their outriggers, unless a risk assessment indicates they are not necessary (source: www.ipaf.org website, ‘Spread the load’ campaign).