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New light weight vehicle recovery mats unveiled

16th January 2013 - 12:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Faun Trackway has introduced a new light weight vehicle recovery mat (LVRM) system, enhancing its portfolio of ground mobility systems. The new lightweight women matting is designed to provide a recovery solution for vehicles of up to 10 tonnes that have become bogged down.

The company has developed the new matting system using a composition of durable textile strips and reinforced epoxy transverse rods, to provide even wheel load distribution to military and civilian vehicles with pneumatic tyres.

The LVRM system weighs 9lb, and is suitable for use in very soft muddy or snowy conditions as well as loose, granular sand. According to the company, it can be quickly rolled out laid by hand to minimise the time a force is out of action. The non-slip material is resistant to both chemical and biological degradation and can be easily cleaned and repackaged for future use. Offering 15 sq ft of ground covering as standard, there is also the option of ordering bespoke sizes to suit forces’ specific needs.

Michael Holdcraft, vice president of business development at Faun Trackway, said: ‘There’s been much interest from expeditionary forces with small vehicle fleets for a robust, lightweight recovery solution, which is what we’ve delivered with the LVRM. The new system neatly complements our existing product catalogue, delivering multi-terrain capabilities at a much lower weight. We’re confident it will prove popular with a range of military organisations.’

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