Choosing the right size bog mat doesn’t have to be too difficult. Often you can be guided by the job you are working on, including the ground conditions, the type of traffic – pedestrian, vehicle or heavy plant – and the amount of weight you need to spread over a larger area.
Timber mats serve a range of different purposes. On soft ground, they can be a way to create a stable platform and to distribute pressure more evenly to prevent machinery from sinking.
Alternatively, they can be used as a demarcation system to show the route that should be taken along temporary walkways and temporary access roads. This can help you to choose the best size bog mats for the job.
What size are bog mats?
Bog mats normally come one metre wide, and either three or five metres long. Regardless of thickness, most of the timber mats for sale and hire on our website are either 1m x 3m or 1m x 5m.
You can easily place multiple mats alongside each other to cover a larger area, for example to create a staging area for materials, a parking zone for vehicles, or a lifting platform for cranes.
Alternatively, place bog mats end to end for a long, narrow line that can work well as a temporary walkway for pedestrians, especially where space is at a premium and you don’t want a wide walkway.
How thick are bog mats?
In terms of thickness, there are several options to choose from:
· 70mm bog mats for loads up to 35 tonnes
· 100mm bog mats for loads up to 45 tonnes
· 150mm bog mats for loads up to 60 tonnes
For even heavier loads, we can supply 200mm and 250mm timber mats, in sizes of 1m x 6m. These are some of our most durable timber mats for heavy-duty operations, and for use on very soft ground such as in tidal areas.
And finally, we stock emtek® heavy equipment mats which use a unique laminated billet construction to deliver strength and performance at just 89mm thick. These measure 1.75m x 4.9m and are designed for the most challenging conditions, including on environmentally sensitive sites such as wetlands.