Product Spotlight - November 2020

SlatTrax system is designed to protect landscaping during construction

Product Spotlight - November 2020

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Installing an onsite septic system can be a messy job — if you let it. Fortunately, precautions can be taken to ensure minimum damage is inflicted on the property during the excavation and installation process. Also, there are situations where cover is necessary to get in and out easily.

One of those precautions is SlatTrax — a ground protection system designed to lay out a temporary roadway in two minutes. The system includes options of a hydraulically powered skid loader attachment or a manually handled version (DIY). The Trax are 3/4-inch-thick plastic and are available in widths of 36, 42 or 48 inches. Break-point sections in Trax allow for additional maneuvering.

SlatTrax is designed to increase work crew productivity and provides an alternative to plywood and mats. It can be used on hills, curves, turf and hard cover. According to Gary Ringus, SlatTrax president, the system is a solid fit for the onsite septic system installation industry.

“There isn’t a segment of construction, repair, remediation or maintenance where SlatTrax may not be considered for site access and ground protection,” he says. “While the hydraulic system rolls out and retrieves 100 linear feet in two minutes, the DIY product is also easy, as the Trax are dragged off the pallet into position and are simple to reload onto the reusable pallets.”

Sections of SlatTrax are connected with grip straps and can be arced into curves of an approximately 25-foot radius. According to Ringus, the mass and length of the SlatTrax sections effectively holds them securely, even on hills. Although one person can handle a section of SlatTrax, according to Ringus, they are more easily deployed with two crew members. He believes use of products like SlatTrax show contractors are willing to invest in customer satisfaction. Their use also helps avoid unnecessary ground repair. 

“I believe the relationship between contractors and customer is changing. There’s more regard and accountability for contractors to protect property conditions with the most efficient, productive and professional solutions,” he says. “Bids, estimates, proposals and contracts used to leave it up to the customer/client to repair damaged grounds. Smart contractors are including those repairs in their plans and end up with happier customers.” 877-781-7767; 


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