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Steel Frame Rig Mats


Manufactured by Canadian Mat Systems (CMS), these mats are the highest bearing capacity and most versatile conventional rig mat on the market. CMS utilizes a variety of materials from hardwoods to cross laminated timbers (CLT) to manufacture the highest quality rig mats on the market. These mats are designed, engineered and certified by our professional in-house engineers to meet customer-specified bearing capacity and operational requirements. Our steel frame wood rig mats are offered with CMS’s patented C Lock interlocking mat system in standard dimensions and shapes. We also custom manufacture to meet virtually any dimensions and shape required by you to meet any project requirement. Our steel frame rig mats are commonly used on drilling rigs, large construction projects, pipeline, utility, forestry, and shelter flooring, enabling your crew to access the job site and employ soil stabilization solutions to reduce the environmental impact.


Rig Mat Options 

Our mat systems can be customized to suit your specific applications. We take into consideration soil stabilization, weight-bearing capacity, sizing and variations of interlocking systems, we have a solution for you and your industry.




Steel Frame Rig Mats

Ideal for heavy equipment and drilling rigs

Standard weight bearing capacity, or custom designed for your specific applications.




Steel Frame CLT Mats

Ideal for heavy equipment and drilling rigs

Capable of supporting large amount of weight

Interlocks for straight-forward construction

Product Specifications

  • Steel Framed Wood

  • Standard Panel Sizes: 20’ x 8’, 30’ x 8’ & 40’ x 8’ (LxWxH)

  • Panel Area: 160 sq. ft., 240 sq. ft., 320 sq. ft

  • Panel Weight: 22.5 - 24.5 lb’s / sq. ft.

  • Load Capacity: Up to 300 psi* - Up to 43,000 psf*

    • *Static load, solid substrate. Varies depending on subsurface. Channel frame design allows lifting from all four sides of the mat

  • Operational Temperature Range: -50C to +50C (-58F to +122F)

  • Anti-Slip Surface not available on this product

  • Life Span: 5-7 Years

  • Recyclable: Partially- steel components are recyclable

  • No Fluid Control or Containment

  • Shipping Specifications: Super B 90,000lbs 20’ 22-24 new mats 40’ N/A – Hi-boy 48,000lbs 20’ 12-14 new mats - 40’ 6-7 new mats

  • Available with RFID Tracking Solutions


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Whatever your challenge, our team of experts can help you find the right matting solution for your operation.


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Why Steel Rig Mats from Canadian Mat Systems?

  • Negligible gap at the interface creates a smooth safe working surface for employees and equipment

  • Excellent load capacity for a wide range of uses in any business sector

  • Durable design resists damage keeping repair costs in check

  • Available in a variety of designs - 3 Beam, 4 Beam and 4 Beam Alaska Style formats to meet virtually all project requirements

  • Available in rig mat, square end or CMS’s patented C Lock interlocking Mat System

  • Available with bevelled rail

  • Repairable in the field using a cutting torch and welder

  • Welded interior web gives the rig mat extra strength, and provides a stronger, stiffer frame

  • True size lumber provides additional fiber strength

  • Fork glide plates 16” or 24” ensure forks do not hook in frame no matter the angle of the pick


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Mat Cleaning and Decontamination

When moving matting systems between different geographies, each transportation must meet specific government regulations around safety and the environment.

Our specialized equipment and professional team will thoroughly clean, repair, and decontaminate all of our mats to ensure that there are no non-native species hitchhiking into the communities we work in and your mats are ready to perform in their new location.

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Mat Rentals

Canadian Mat Systems offers our complete range of purpose-built mats and support solutions for rent. Our inventory management and RFID tracking solutions ensure accurate, auditable pinpoint tracking and reporting of every mat deployed on every site in any location. This process

delivers significant advantages including improved asset utilization, lower deployment costs, reduced liability and better decision making by field and office staff.

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Logistics & Installation

Whatever product you choose, we can provide transport solutions to ensure comprehensive and safe passage to the worksite.

Our end-to-end outlook means getting your materials to site on-time and on-budget. We are able to place and remove all of our mats in a time and cost-effective manner that is safe and minimizes the environmental impact.


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