At Little Guy Oil Field Rentals, we supply a wide range of matting solutions that can fit any situation you find yourself in. Whether you are looking for SignaRoad,DuraDeck,Access Mats, or rubber mats, we have got you covered.
There is nothing worse than getting stuck in the mud. Equipment fails, you are getting dirty, and your workers are getting hurt, overall, not exactly a situation you want to find yourself in. The ability to execute a job safely and efficiently is extremely important, and when the ground is unreliable, you will need to consider your options and design a plan to ensure things stay on track.
One of Little Guy’s most efficient and versatile options is our DuraDeck mats. They are specifically designed to be lightweight, easy to clean and can provide either a rugged or non-slip terrain to allow effective use for both vehicles and personnel.
DuraDeck mats are only 86 lbs as compared to more traditional mats, which can range anywhere from 2000-7000 lbs. This means you could install an entire set without the need for large, or heavy equipment. In fact, DuraDeck mats can be easily installed by 1-2 worksite personnel, which is perfect if you are in an area that is cramped, crowded and has low accessibility.
This also adds benefit to transportation costs. Depending on your situation, the cost to haul your mats could be as little as nothing. However, with Little Guy’s equipment and matting transportation service, we can haul up to 500 mats in a single load as compared to some of our other mats.
DuraDeck is more commonly used on projects, worksites, or events that take place in ultrasensitive areas where any form of ground disturbance is a major concern. Areas such as golf courses, parks, and residential yards. Although incredibly lightweight, DuraDeck mats can support up to 80 tons, making them the most ideal in any situation, such as oil and gas sites, general construction, ground protection, landscaping, scaffolding bases and disaster relief sites.
Large scale projects traditionally always call for the use of heavy-duty wood access mats, however, the one major difference when compared to DuraDeck and SignaRoad mats, is the overall reusability and lifespan. 3 Ply Wood mats tend to have a 5-use lifespan before they are recycled, and are completely susceptible to things like weather and the elements. One of the major concerns when working with 3 ply wooden mats is their ability to absorb almost any liquid they encounter, which means as soon as any type of chemical or oil spill occurs, all affected mats become effectively ruined and need to be immediately removed and disposed of as they pose major negative environmental impacts. DuraDeck and SignaRoad, on the other hand, have a lifespan that is more than 10x longer, are water, chemical, and oil resistant, and are not affected by the constant cycle between wet and dry.
There is a lot that goes into deciding the right mat for your job, especially when there is such variety. Take a look at the environment you are about to start working in. Is it dry or is it wet? Maybe it’s a mixture of the two? What is the area made up of? Grass, dirt, loose soil, sand or mud? What kind of weather patterns can you expect? Are there any major environmental concerns in the surrounding area? What is the accessibility like? Can a Skid steer, Loader, or a large flatbed tractor trailer easily enter and maneuver in the area?
Obviously, there is a lot to be considered, and although we cannot make all the decisions for you, we can certainly help. If you have fully made your decision on what you need, or perhaps you are still on the fence and need some more answers, give us a call, send us an email, or introduce yourself to LittleBot, our Little Guy Live Chat service, and let’s get your project started today!
As always, we wish you the best,
Little Guy Oil Field Rentals