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Spartan Scout Mat - 4’ x 8’ - Tan



The Spartan Scout Mat is a light duty composite mat that can be used for construction, landscaping, and for temporary road access projects. These 4' x 8' mats are made of HDPE, and have an estimated lifespan of 10 years. These 88 lbs mats can be easily carried by two people and can be connected end to end (road access) or in 4 corners to form a platform.

The Scout Mat has built in UV protection, does not conduct electricity, and can bear loads up to 120,000 lbs depending on the ground conditions and how the load is distributed.

The mats have one side with raised nubs for efficient traction and mud dispersal and the other side with lighter traction for pedestrian applications.



Model: SM4.8

Size: 4' x 8' (.5" thickness)

High-Density Polyethylene

Weight per Mat:
88 lbs

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  • Scout Mat™ is tough and strong. These access mats are made with top quality, high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Scout Mat™ won’t rot or absorb water. They are easy to clean and store. These composite mats will continue to perform year after year.
  • Scout Mat™ can be used for trucks or for pedestrians. These ground protection mats provide access to jobsites for big trucks and equipment.
  • Made tough, these road mats offer true ground protection. Your equipment will stay out of the mud and on the move.


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Protect Your Landscaping During Outside Projects

Preparing to remodel or renovate your home can be an exciting as well as challenging time for your project but many times homeowners overlook the mess left behind when all is said and done. Construction jobs require heavy equipment and work teams wearing heavy work boots that can easily tear up your landscaping.

Some of the negative effects include broken branches from trees, compacted soil, torn grass, and damaged root systems. All of these issues will have to be addressed at some point. Instead of facing the chaos at the end of the project, here are some tips to help you get through with a lot less destruction to your yard. You might want to consider hiring a landscaping business to look over your property and devise a plan to protect your yard and the surrounding area.

Skid Steer on Scout Mats

Heavy Equipment on Scout Mats

A Little TLC For Your Yard

There are a few things you can do in your yard to remove potential problems. Sweep up the entrance to your home including fallen leaves and other debris that can start flying around. Trim lower branches off trees that might be struck by the heavy equipment passing by. A little cleanup will offer safety to help painters while they are working.

Another thought, it's recommended you choose a lawn protection mat to protect your lawn along with plywood. Both will help keep down the damage caused by construction workers' heavy equipment and their work boots. These mats will distribute weight from equipment and people to stop damage to grass being torn up while protecting the soil. You should remove your lawn furniture and place them in storage until the project is done. After the project is completed, remove the mats and plywood right away.

Communicate with your Contractor

Remodeling the exterior of your home or painting the exterior will turn your landscape into a total mess very quickly. You should get with your contractor and get some good advice for protecting your landscape during renovations. Also, professional painters know how to protect your plants as this is one of their responsibilities.

That said, it's a good idea to talk to the contractor about planning and carrying out your project. The contractor can explain the possible impact on your landscape and offer some suggestions to keep it safe. The contractor can implement some methods, offer less damaging equipment for certain areas, and request the workers show a little more caution.

Debris Removal

While performing renovations on your home, it's inevitable debris will be on the rise. To prevent construction debris from landing on and wrecking your landscape, you might consider covering certain areas with a tarp or canopy, especially in areas that are vulnerable to falling debris.

When possible, collect and trash materials like glass, concrete, tiles, plastic, and other objects that can seriously harm your landscape if left for a period of time.

Backhoe Digging in Backyard

Construction Project in Backyard

Move Plants

During remodeling your home, it's a good idea to dig up and remove plants and bring them to a safe place so they won't be affected by the construction. If you have trees that might interfere with the project, you might have to remove them and return them later on. If you have some trees that have diseases or insect problems they should be removed. You can always replant the other trees back where they were when the construction is done. If you are not comfortable moving trees, hire a landscaper to help you out.

Finished Backyard Landscaping

Completed Backyard Landscaping

Create A Clear Pathway

To prevent heavy equipment from getting too close to the landscape, create a clear pathway. Put up fences with signs to protect plants and their roots. You might want to cut low-hanging branches that will easily break and expose them to diseases when vehicles pass by.

Adding Mulch

Before construction ever begins, you should add mulch around the base of your trees and plants to protect them from damage caused by construction. The mulch will create a protective layer for the roots and will reduce the impact caused by heavy equipment.

In Conclusion

If you are planning on an exterior project for your home, follow some of these tips ahead of time to keep your landscape safe.

Sometimes damage to trees, flowers, shrubs, and your yard is inevitable. These things can happen even if the contractor and the construction crews show the utmost care. You might want to call in a professional landscaper to assess the damage and restore your yard to its original condition. With a little foresight, you might escape the horrors that other homeowners have gone through.