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.