Ground Protection Mats: BEST Investment in Road Mats for Heavy Equipment to Save Time, Money and Equipment

With summer drawing to an end, the winter season brings along cold and wet weather that you’ll need to adapt to. Working jobs outdoors can become a struggle during these winter months, and dangerous for those who work with heavy-duty vehicles and machinery.

Fortunately, there’s a solution to help you prevent workplace injury and get even the toughest jobs done, no matter what the seasons may bring: heavy-duty ground protection mats are designed to make worksites safer and easier to navigate and work on!

Ground Protector

What Are Ground Protection or Road Mats For?

Ground mats for heavy equipment provide necessary traction over tough terrain, including sand, mud, or snow. Additionally, they help protect lawns by keeping tire tracks off grass or dirt. Designed with high-density polyethylene, they are flexible enough to help traverse over uneven terrain and provide a secure surface for you and your heavy-duty vehicle.

Working with heavy equipment brings about challenging work environments if you do not have a stable, worksite surface. It’s vital to protect surfaces you are driving over, and ground road mats for equipment help keep your worksite organized, surfaces clear, and machinery or vehicle wheels safe!

What Makes Mytee Products’ Ground Protection Mats Mighty?

At Mytee Products, we provide several different sizes of ground mats! Our HDPE protection mats come in 2, 3, and 4-foot by 8-foot sizes and have diamond plate tread. With a crush rating of 240 psi and a working load limit of 120,000 lbs, these temporary roadway mats can easily support 60-ton loads! Their high WLL allows for repeatable use with heavy equipment, even on long workdays:

1. 2’x8’ Protection Mat

2’x8’ Protection Mat
  • Size: 2′ (W) x 8′ (L)
  • Thickness: 0.5″ Thick
  • Tread: Diamond Plate Tread/Smooth on Bottom
  • Color: Black
  • Crush Rating: 240 psi
  • Working Load Limit: 120,000 lbs
  • Material: High-Density Poletheylene (HDPE)

2. 3’x8’ Protection Mat

3’x8’ Protection Mat
  • Size: 3′ (W) x 8′ (L)
  • Thickness: 0.5″ Thick
  • Tread: Diamond Plate Tread/Smooth on Bottom
  • Color: Black
  • Crush Rating: 240 psi
  • Working Load Limit: 120,000 lbs
  • Material: High-Density Poletheylene (HDPE)

3. 4’x8’ Protection Mat

4’x8’ Protection Mat
  • Size: 4′ (W) x 8′ (L)
  • Thickness: 0.5″ Thick
  • Tread: Diamond Plate Tread/Smooth on Bottom
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 92 lbs
  • Crush Rating: 240 psi
  • Working Load Limit: 120,000 lbs
  • Material: High-Density Poletheylene (HDPE)

These heavy-duty ground protection mats are designed to prevent erosion and protect surfaces from tire marks. With a smooth bottom and 0.5’’ thickness, protection mats are a necessity in certain weather conditions or worksites.

heavy-duty ground protection mats thickness

4. Locking Connectors

Along with the ground protection mats themselves, we also provide locking connectors! Our ground protection bundles include single and double logging connectors that easily attach pads together to create a wider surface area for you to work or drive over.

locking connectors
  • Single Connectors (Two Way Locking)
  • Double Connectors (Four Way Locking)
  • Material is High-Density Poletheylene (HDPE)
  • Connects Ground Protection Mats together.
  • Recommend One (1) Single and Two (2) Double per Mat for Safety Measures.

8 Benefits of Using Ground Protection Mats

1. Take on Tough Conditions:

  • Ground protection mats are made for tough ground conditions! While polyethylene is flexible and capable of withstanding a high-load capacity, it can also withstand high temperatures reaching 85 Degrees to 169 Degrees Celcius.
  • The primary goal with all ground mats for heavy equipment is to make rough terrain and tough conditions safer and easier to navigate without worrying about damaging the ground beneath it.
  • You can provide access where there may be none or unstable/unsafe ground with these temporary roadway mats.

2. Easy to Clean:

  • Lawn protection mats do not absorb water, making them remarkably easy to clean!
  • You can rinse off any dirt or gravel that may become stuck in the diamond-plated tread.
  • They do not expand or deform from intense, long-term exposure to sunlight either!

3. Adaptable to Inclement Weather:

  • Ground mats for heavy equipment are safe to use in cold and wet conditions without the risk of damage to your turf or machinery/vehicle!

4. Keep Projects on Schedule:

  • Deadlines can be real headaches while on a worksite if the environment seems to be working against you. Keeping projects moving and running on time is integral to keeping your customers happy and your reputation intact.
  • If you find yourself working in unsavory conditions or struggling to find access to certain areas of the worksite, ground mats are lifesavers!
  • Keep your equipment clean and out of mud or snow, and don’t let rain prevent you from getting your job done efficiently! You can create a temporary road, which is one of the more popular uses of these lawn protection mats, to create access on a project/worksite for weeks or even months at a time!
  • You can also make a temporary sidewalk so clients and workers can navigate around the worksite without being in the way of heavy, moving equipment. This keeps foot traffic off of the worksite and increases safety!
  • Our polyethylene protection mats are easy and fast to assemble and disassemble, too! It takes almost no time at all to set up and get to work, or tear down and head home.

5. Protect the Ground and Machinery:

  • As the name suggests, lawn protection mats are designed to keep the ground you will be working on safe for the duration of your job.
  • These ground protection mats protect a wide variety of terrain, including: delicate surfaces, grassy areas, and sidewalks.
  • Beyond keep someone’s lawn clear of tire tracks, it also protects the heavy machinery you plan to drive overtop the worksite. You don’t need to worry about a sharp stone, bricks, or anything that would risk popping a tire or damaging the undercarriage of your heavy-duty vehicle if you put down a ground mat first! These ground mats for equipment are 0.5’’ thick, dulling or completely eliminating any potential threat on a worksite.

6. Keep Worksites Safe:

  • Slippery, wet, and muddy conditions pose a safety risk for many reasons. People can slip and fall, potentially harming themselves, and equipment can slide or get stuck and require being towed or repaired – which costs time and money.
  • Ground mats for heavy equipment can help protect workers and your equipment to prevent accidents like trips, falls, and equipment becoming loose.
  • The benefits of ground protection mats in wet or muddy conditions are as follows:
    • Keep workers and equipment clean and dry.
    • Prevent tipping, stuck wheels, and falls.
    • Bridge streams/provide dry walkways.
    • Wipe down easily!
    • Not water-absorbant.

7. Slip-resistant:

  • Because of the polyethylene material, they’re made of and the diamond-design thread, heavy-duty ground protection mats provide great traction for people and vehicles to cross over safely – even if the weather is wet or muddy!

8. Cost-effective:

  • By keeping projects on schedule and keeping equipment and your workers safe, these lawn protection mats will save you money in the long run, making them fantastic investments!
  • Additionally, polyethylene is a very durable material, which means these ground protection mats do not deteriorate or become disfigured easily allowing them to be used over and over again for years to come!

How to Install Ground Mats

How to Use Ground Mats

Below are the steps to install ground protection mats without any fail.

  1. Place your ground protection mats on the surface you intend to work on. Make sure you lay down enough ground mats for heavy equipment support and driving.

  2. Connect the ground protection mats! Just identify where your pads meet and place our connectors on the bottom and top half of the mat.

  3. Ensure the connectors are lined up before screwing in the bolts to lock the ground protection mats together!

  4. Once you have the proper amount of ground protection pads covering the worksite/surface and they are secured properly, slowly drive the machinery on top of the pads. Check for any sliding, excessive bending, or breakage of the lawn protection mats.

  5. Once you’ve rolled your vehicle or heavy-duty machinery onto the mats and there are no issues, you can get to work with confidence!


Where Can You Use Road Mats for Heavy Equipment?

You can apply heavy-duty ground protection mats almost anywhere! The most common applications are:

  1. Construction Sites: They provide easy access for workers and equipment for virtually any and all construction projects and terrain!
  2. Disaster Relief: Roads and venues can be quickly opened and accessed with the use of temporary roadway mats to help with the transfer of materials and personnel. Additionally, they can be used to support medical ambulances and heavy machinery necessary to keep rescue operations working.
  3. Public Utility/Power Industry: If you ever find yourself needing to replace a transformer, upgrade a transmission line, or erect or fix a utility pole, ground mats for equipment can provide not only a stable working platform but you will greatly reduce construction costs without damaging the environment!

There’s also a wide variety of equipment that these ground protection mats can handle, including:

  • Farm tractors
  • Semi-Tractors/Trailers
  • Dump Trucks
  • Water Trucks
  • Excavators
  • Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Heavy-Equipment Trailers
  • And more!

Don’t risk using traditional lumber and plywood for securing your heavy equipment on a worksite. With an innovative design and adaptable polyethylene construction, protection mats are a terrific investment for a tool that provides high traction and durability! Additionally, their unique interlocking design means they’re easy to set up, expand, and fit over the unsteady ground! Protection mats are available in a variety of sizes and are easy to transport. Whether you’re looking for temporary roadways or pathways or need to protect lawns and equipment wheels, ground mats are the perfect solution for you!