Strong, lightweight HDPE cited for GeoTerra GTO
Appleton, Wis.-based Presto Geosystems in a July 1 press release introduced its new construction mat, GeoTerra GTO.
Presto, known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells and porous pavement systems, has also been manufacturing construction mats for more than 10 years, primarily for site access and pads in oil drilling regions.
The press release noted that GeoTerra GTO meets the industry need for a fast deployment construction mat and is suited for temporary access roads, work platforms, tracking pads, and temporary and long-term storage.
“GeoTerra GTO mats, although different from our original GeoTerra mats in their design, strength, and connection, are both made from high density polyethylene (HDPE), so they offer a high strength-to-weight ratio,” said Bill Handlos, director, Presto Geosystems.
The release also said: The lighter weight, compared to traditional heavier timber or HDPE mats, equates to ease of handling, deployment and installation, as well as safety â€¦ the new Presto mats can be installed and moved on-site by hand without special equipment. The connection of GeoTerra GTO mats with large poly-bolts makes them fast to mobilize and demobilize, and can configure to a site’s lay-out.