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  • Need a lot of stall mats... like 90

    Does anyone have any leads on getting stall mats in bulk? The barn is already built so not going through a builder. Asked the footing people but they are the same or more expensive than buying from all the usual suspects. Have searched around for wholesale or bulk pricing but not having much luck. Located in Northern Virginia, would be willing to go get them on a flatbed in a couple hour radius. We'll probably end up going through TSC or a co-op but I thought I would check with you brilliant bunch before pulling the trigger. TIA!

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    I've gotten a discount for buying by the pallet at my local feed store. TSC does offer a pallet price (10% off the individual price, maybe?) but a local store might be able to do better.

    Definitely hit up your local place, talk to the manager, and see what they can do for you!

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    • #3
      I got my interlocking mats from http://therubberman.com/equine-produ...tegorylayout=0

      The mats are fantastic and they do bulk discounts.

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      • #4
        Invest in the the interlocking mats, you will be glad you did!

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        • #5
          Or consider going to full stall mats, all one piece or two at most.
          Whatever size your stalls end up, they will custom cut for you.

          Just be sure you have enough help to move those huge mat rolls.

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          • #6
            Definitely talk to your local TSC or co-op about a bulk discount. If they truly want your business, they will make it happen.
            "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White

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            • #7
              We recently got interlocking rubber mats from Summit Group (the Protector Lok mats). It is the second barn we have done using their mats. You can save about $500 on shipping if you can arrange to have them drop shipped at a local business (for example, your feed store) and pick them up from there. Their contact info:

              MiracleCorp Products-Improving the Human Animal Bond
              Miracle Care® Hamilton® Stewart® Summit®
              P: 800.635.2044 · F: 937.293.9995
              jbible@miraclecorp.com · www.miraclecorp.com
              2425 west dorothy lane · dayton, ohio · 45439 · USA
              Roseknoll Sporthorses
              www.roseknoll.net

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              • #8
                You could try direct from the manufacturer (here's one: https://humanerubberflooring.com/equine/ ) so you at least eliminate the milddleman's markup.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RunningQuietly87 View Post
                  Does anyone have any leads on getting stall mats in bulk? The barn is already built so not going through a builder. Asked the footing people but they are the same or more expensive than buying from all the usual suspects. Have searched around for wholesale or bulk pricing but not having much luck. Located in Northern Virginia, would be willing to go get them on a flatbed in a couple hour radius. We'll probably end up going through TSC or a co-op but I thought I would check with you brilliant bunch before pulling the trigger. TIA!
                  Cashmans in ohio has "seconds" mats for like 27 each. Bet if you called and told them how many you need theyd give you a great discount. They have a website too! Not sure of the drive but for the right price.....

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                  • #10
                    I ordered online from Greatmats, they have Humane interlocking mats & they shipped direct from Humane. You could probably call & get reduced pricing for that large an order.

                    2 mats on a pallet weighed 1241 pounds, a pallet usually weighs 40 pounds. Depending on road legal weight for the truckload, it might have to be split into 2 deliveries for 90 mats. Shipping alone will probably cost at least $3k for a full truckload.

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                    • #11
                      You won't need multiple trucks-- the legal limit is usually 24 tons for a standard flatbed. The standard 4x6 mats x 3/4" that you find in the farm stores weigh about 75lb, so 90 mats would be <4 tons. (No idea what size or thickness mat Living In The Sticks purchased, if just 2 mats really weighed more than 1200 lbs.)

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                      • #12
                        I looked & they were 3/4” mats. I double checked the spec sheet & it shows the weight as 600 pounds per mat kit. I was out of town when they were delivered but my SO said they were very heavy. He had to move each piece into the barn & the trucker got them as close as he could without getting stuck on our property.
                        Last edited by Living In The Sticks; May. 21, 2020, 02:59 PM. Reason: Edited for spelling

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Living In The Sticks View Post
                          I looked & they were 3/4” mats. I double checked the spec sheet & it shows the weight as 600 pounds per mat kit. I was out of town when they were delivered but my SO said they were very heavy. He had to move each piece into the barn & the trucker got them as close as he could without getting stuck on our property.
                          What is included in a 'mat kit'?

                          I know the standard 4'x6'x3/4" thick mats do not weigh anywhere near 600lbs each. They feel like they do when trying to move them around but 75lb estimate by HungarianHippo seems much more realistic.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                            What is included in a 'mat kit'?

                            I know the standard 4'x6'x3/4" thick mats do not weigh anywhere near 600lbs each. They feel like they do when trying to move them around but 75lb estimate by HungarianHippo seems much more realistic.
                            I could see 600 pounds for all the mats needed for a 12x12 stall and a mat kit being all the mats for 1 stall. But I think OP is asking about each individual mats and needing multiple mats per stall, per aisle, per grooming stall ect...
                            Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

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                            • #15
                              The mat kit is just the 6 pieces that make up the 12x12 mat. I have not picked one up yet because we haven’t started on leveling stall floors yet. I thought that sounded pretty heavy for 1 kit.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                I know the standard 4'x6'x3/4" thick mats do not weigh anywhere near 600lbs each. They feel like they do when trying to move them around .....
                                LOL isn't that the truth?? They are the most awkward thing in the world to move. A guy at the feed store showed me a good trick though: while it's lying flat, flip one end down so it's folded in half, and then you and a partner position yourselves at the fold and pick it up there (with the two ends just hanging down). It's still heavy--when you have 2 people, it's basically same weight as a full water bucket-- but sooooo much easier than using clamps and dragging.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by HungarianHippo View Post

                                  LOL isn't that the truth?? They are the most awkward thing in the world to move. A guy at the feed store showed me a good trick though: while it's lying flat, flip one end down so it's folded in half, and then you and a partner position yourselves at the fold and pick it up there (with the two ends just hanging down). It's still heavy--when you have 2 people, it's basically same weight as a full water bucket-- but sooooo much easier than using clamps and dragging.
                                  I do that by myself, run a chain around the bend, hook it to itself and use a hay hook to drag the mat, folded in half, where I need it.
                                  Mine are 4' x 8', so fold nicely, don't come open, like the shorter ones may.
                                  I was matting a 20' x 80', took a while.
                                  Have been known to drag it with the zero turn mower if longer distances.

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                                  • #18
                                    Consider use conveyor belting. Very durable and economical. Can purchase precut pieces.

                                    source :
                                    Used conveyor belt exhibits the same strength & capabilities of new belting and can reduce costs 50% to 85% of the cost of a new belt while providing years of service. Contact MIPR Corp today at 1.800.540.1846 or info@miprcorp.com.
                                    Equus makus brokus but happy

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                                    • #19
                                      I used conveyor belts in my first barn. Definitely need equipment to move even small rolls. They taxed even my 25yo self to move. I found them slick too.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by HungarianHippo View Post

                                        LOL isn't that the truth?? They are the most awkward thing in the world to move. A guy at the feed store showed me a good trick though: while it's lying flat, flip one end down so it's folded in half, and then you and a partner position yourselves at the fold and pick it up there (with the two ends just hanging down). It's still heavy--when you have 2 people, it's basically same weight as a full water bucket-- but sooooo much easier than using clamps and dragging.
                                        Ever see these ? https://www.sstack.com/ez-grip-mat-m...SABEgJQsPD_BwE
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