Easiest way to move stall mats? UPDATE-EZ Grips Don't work!
I'm thinking C clamps? We have 20 to move from one barn to another. Any suggestions for the easiest way that doesn't involve a machine? We are dragging them out of stalls about 30 feet into the trailer, stacking them up and then backing down to the new barn and dragging them in a 4 foot dutch door and stacking them.
Last edited by aspenlucas; Feb. 6, 2012 at 10:38 PM.
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I'd try to throw a dolly under the back end, in addition to the clamps up front. With a dolly to reduce the drag, and your clamps attached to the bottom-most layer, you might be able to stack a few mats on top of that, and move more than one at a time.
I like the vise grip method though the easiest way I've found with two people is to kind of fold the mat in half over a piece of rope, a 10 foot lead rope works. Then you each grab an end of the rope and drag. Works great and you don't have to hunch over like with the vise grips. Less drag too since the mat is folded in half.
Vice grips of course, but recently I purchased mats at Tractor Supply and noticed they'd roll them up like a burrito, then with a person at either end, could move them fairly easily. I used this method at home and it works! We've matted several stalls by rolling the mat, placing it in position, then unrolling it.
Anyone know an easier way to cut mats besides a box cutter?