Composite ground protection mats are made of high-performance HDPE for a strong, durable, uniform surface for area access, stabilization for heavy equipment and ground protection on-site. The interlocking mats distribute weight across a large surface area while remaining stable and strong through all weather conditions. Tread patterns improve safety and traction for load-bearing vehicles, while the interlocking system reduces the chance of drift and slippage.
Learn more about ground protection in the FAQ section below.
Ground protection mat weights can vary depending on size, duty rating and manufacturer. United Rentals’ lightest-duty ground protection mats weigh 84 pounds each, and our heaviest-duty mats weigh up to 1,095 pounds each.
Yes, ground protection mats can be used on uneven terrain. However, surface conditions can reduce the maximum load capacity at a certain PSI. United Rentals Trench Safety experts can help you make sure you have the right mats on-site.
Ground protection mat capacities can vary depending on duty rating and surface conditions. Our lightest-duty composite ground protection mats can support up to 80 tons, and our heaviest-duty mats can support up to 4,500 tons depending on surface conditions.