What to do when your customers are pigs

What to do when your customers are pigs

Fieldguard Mats for pigs using M9 mesh and M52LO heavy duty grass mats

We were very pleased to be asked to carry out another large installation using our most popular M52LO honeycomb grass mats. It is very similar to the last project, but this time just outside Guildford in Surrey. We needed 100 of the grass mats, three rolls of the M9 stabilisation mesh, 300 pins and 600 cable ties.

As the installation was a fair way from where we could park the van, we were very happy when a gentleman with a quad bike and trailer turned up offering his help. With over a tonne and a half of mats to move, though, we were quick to accept his offer!

Although this installation was predominantly in a field for horses (Which we are very used to), we had a rather unusual request to install an area of mats inside an area for pigs (Which we are not quite so used to!). However, this proved to be a very useful exercise, for as you can imagine, the pig pen was more than ankle deep in very sloppy “mud”, conditions in which both Charlie and I thought that the mats would simply disappear into the mud.

But this was not the case; once the M9 mesh and M52LO heavy-duty grass mats had been laid, the area was transformed! We could immediately walk on the mats with no mud coming up through the now very stable surface. Once the grass grows up through the mats in springtime, the area will be very different.

We hasten to add that we didn’t cover the whole area in mats and left a sizeable area of mud for the pigs!

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