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Hewden Hits

The Ground

Running With



MultiTrack system is the latest in a se-

ries of investments by Hewden to pro-

vide a new Non-Mechanical Plant


National specialist equipment and

crane hire company, Hewden, has

signed a $700k deal with Ground-

Guards Ltd to supply its MultiTrack Trackway mats.

It represents the latest non-mechanical plant fleet

investment from Hewden to support its core crane and

plant fleet, and builds on its events offering.

Ground-Guards, which is a division of the GreenTek

Group, is a supplier of an extensive range of ground

protection solutions across a wide spectrum of indus-

tries, including construction, civil engineering, mining,

drilling, landscaping, heritage sites and many more.

The MultiTrack mats are made from a tough, light-

weight, HDPE polymer plastic, providing a cost-effective

alternative to the traditional aluminium panels. Designed

for laying down portable access roads or providing

ground protection, the environmentally friendly 100%

recycled plastic mats are guaranteed unbreakable by

vehicles up to 120 tonnes.

Danny Williams, Product Manager at Hewden, says:

“This is a significant investment from Hewden

and is a great example of how we are supporting

our customers across the events, construction,

industrial and infrastructure sectors with a non-

mechanical plant product range that

complements our larger core equipment.

“They will be available from most depots

across the UK on a short or long term hire basis

and provide the best example of lightweight,

durable and easy to handle ground protection

mats on the market. We’re delighted to be work-

ing with Ground-Guard on this latest investment

as we develop our partnership further.”

The reversible design provides both an enhanced

vehicle tread as well as an anti-slip pedestrian surface.

With an easy-to-join design, they can be quickly laid to

create a temporary access road using a simple joiner


MultiTrack Trackway mats are 2.4 x 1.2 m (8’ x 4’) in

size, and have a lifting weight of just 39 kg meaning they

can be safely handled by two people.


Ground Guards Ltd


Wor ldwide Panorama


No run of the mill

mission near Miami

In February 2016 construction company Bessac com-

pleted work on a protection tunnel in extremely difficult

geology in South Florida. In just ten months and using

a customized machine designed especially for the mis-

sion, a “Herrenknecht Combined Shield” (HCS, diameter

3.13 m), 1,613 meters were tunnelled adhering to the

highest safety standards.

In late 2016 a new 60" sewer line, installed in the

segmentally lined protection tunnel, will replace the

old, worn-out line and transport wastewater from

Fisher Island to the treatment plant on Virginia Key.