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Farming Applications2018-03-20T11:42:29+00:00

Applications for agriculture

EcoGrid is the ideal product for sustainable,hard working, mud free farm surfaces

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Agriculture is a ‘different animal’…sorry!

The large tyres associated with tractors and farm equipment means you need a really high lateral loading capacity from a grid system. Our E50 and A50 grids system fortunately can easily cope with these loadings and the finished result will be a free draining practical surface that will last for years to come, ideal for:

  • Gate entrance areas
  • Feeding areas
  • Stables
  • Trackways
  • Wash down areas
  • Pathways

A drainage layer is laid, the depth of which corresponds to the type of traffic which will access the surface. This is generally classed as type3 reduced fines. This means 20mm stone mixed with smaller stones to create a firm foundation but the difference between this and type 2 is that the ‘dust’ content is removed which makes the sub-base as permeable as possible. It is also possible to use clean 10-20mm stone. Often a plate test is carried out to ascertain the type of surface to be excavated. This means a plate which can be 250-500mm round or square is placed on the ground and a load is placed on the plate (often a simple tyre jack and a vehicle) The depth that the plate sinks will show the type of ground conditions and the corresponding depth of sub-base. This is often classed as the CBR (California bearing rate), in layman’s terms it means the firmness of the soil to be excavated.

We offer a complete turnkey solution to all clients:

  • Initial consultation by telephone, email, video call
  • Written, fixed term quotations and design advice
  • Site visits, surveys and advice
  • Sample supply
  • CPD visits
  • Efficient supply chain from extensive UK stock
  • Swift, up to ‘same day’ additional product supply
  • Consultations with installation teams throughout the installation
  • Aftercare advice and on-going support

SO, WHICH ECOGRID?

The following grid options are suitable for your desired application. Learn more about each on the EcoGrid product pages.

EcoGrid A50

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EcoGrid E40

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EcoGrid E50

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Fully permeable. Kind to the environment.

100% free draining providing a complete SuDS solution. EcoGrid is carbon neutral and has zero effect on the environment. EcoGrid is made from specially selected plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Beyond strong. Loads of up to 800t/sqm.

Our loading capacities are independently tested and published. Our range is fully tested and approved by the European TUV and RAL centres. EcoGrid is also a fully approved NATO supply product with tens of thousands sold worldwide.

Unrivalled solution. The World’s #1.

With over 1.5 million sqm sold in 2017, EcoGrid is unrivalled in product sales. With a fully automated, sustainable European factory. We also go ‘the extra’ mile with technical advice and general assistance.

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APPLICATIONS

EcoGrid can be used for a huge variety of applications; from lightweight landscaping implementations to heavyweight aviation surfacing.

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