ECOmats™ Comparisons

Tiger's ECOmats™ are a better alternative to common wood digging mats (4’x16’-18’ up to 20’) and laminated 3 ply wood mats and here is why:


Wood Mats

Synthetic/Composite ECOmats™

Per Mile of Pipe Size - 4’x18’ Size - 8’x16’
  14 crane/digging mats per load 16 mats per load
  72 sq. ft. each 128 sq. ft. each
  1,008 sq. ft. per load 2,048 sq. ft. per load
  1,330 mats per mile to cover 660 mats per mile to cover
  95 Trucks 42 Trucks
  Freight charges are higher due to wood weight and increased truck loads Freight costs are at a minimum 50% less than wood mats
  Time and labor intensive Time and labor is cut in half with composite ECOmats™
  Linear lay is 4 ft

Linear lay is 8 ft - ECOmats™ cover double the linear lay

Clean Up, Disposal, Refurbish & Repair Due to environmental laws and concerns, there are heavy penalties and fines assessed if wood mats are not properly disposed of from work sites. There are no regulatory requirements for synthetic ECOmats™ to be removed from a job site.
  Wood mats are a mess to handle after rotting & decay. There are NO nails or rotting material left on site after synthetic ECOmats loaded out.
  Clean up and disposal increases the cost of wood mats. No disposal and cleanup costs with composite ECOmats™.
ECOmats™ are Safer to Work On Wood mats have chains, wires and rope that can cause a tripping hazard. Synthetic ECOmats™ are bolted. No chains or wires – safer for employees to work on.
  Standard lifting procedures are not safe. Safer lifting methods composite ECOmats™ - with ASME-B30 certified lifting D Rings
  Wood mats have a smooth surface which increases potential slipping hazards for personnel and machinery. Composite ECOmats™ have an aggressive traction and grab on work surface.
  Wood mats are not anti-static. Composite ECOmats™ are anti-static.
  Wood mats are a potential fire hazard Composite ECOmats™ have a Flame Spread Index of ASTM E84 CLASS 2 (B).
  Wood mats have large gaps between each wood panel causing potential tripping hazards. Synthetic ECOmats™ boards are tightly spaced, reducing ankle rollovers.
Environmentally Friendly it takes a 90 year oak tree to make 2.15 wood mats. Composite ECOmats™ are made with non-organic fillers which saves trees.
  Wood mats kill trees and are depleting our forests. Composite ECOmats™ are made from recycled plastic - cleaning up the environment.
  Rotting wood mats are often piled up on job site or landfills. Synthetic ECOmats™ are recyclable and should never end up in a landfill.
  Wood mats absorb harmful chemicals that can be transfered into the environment when decomposed. Synthetic ECOmats™ have virtually ZERO liquid absorption (.05) – less transfer of contaminants like wood.
Performance Wood mats have no traction. Composite ECOmats™ have better traction for equipment.
  Rotting wood mats cause tripping hazards. Synthetic ECOmats™ are polymer based using UV inhibitors to withstand massive equipment, as well as, weather wear and tear. Made with non-organic fillers, composite ECOmats™ provide extended life with no rot or decay.
  Wood mats take longer to load-in and load-out due to weight and lifting requirements. Composite ECOmats™ has galvanized D-rings that enhance lifting performance. The ECOmats™ load, off-load, lay and move faster than wood mats.
    Synthetic ECOmats™ are proof tested, load rated & approved. ECOmats™ lifters are load rated to 4,000 lbs in a pair and meet ASME B30 Lifting Standards.
  Wood mats rot and tear-up easily from heavy equipment. Composite ECOmats™ are flexible - somewhat shapes to work surface
– reducing mat breakage like wood.
  Wood mats collect mud and debris resulting in a slippery surface that can lead to injury. Synthetic ECOmats™ resists the rise of mud to the top work surface, reducing the need to "sweep".
  Wood mats collect mud and debris resulting in increased clean-up and shipping expense. Synthetic ECOmats™ boards are tightly assembled to prevent the collection of mud and debris from getting in between boards, thus saving on cleaning and shipping costs when project is completed.