Downtime: it’s a problem for any excavator operator. If your machinery is sinking in the gumbo and can’t get any production consider using Digger Mats to stop that sinking feeling. Digger Mats, sometimes referred to as Cable Mats or Swamp Pads, are 12″ thick x 48″ wide x 20′ long “platforms” that can be dragged into position in front of the machine. By keeping the machine on 3 mats and swinging one out in front, a good excavator operator can “leap frog” across gumbo, mud, environmentally sensitive ground, a farmer’s field or a muskeg patch. The machine can then “sit” on the mats and operate as normal.