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GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System

GEOHEX™ is a unique permeable ground stabilisation technology that has a multitude of uses. From soil and turf stabilisation for the enhancement of water saving measures to the reinforcement of roads in and around mine sites, GEOHEX™ is a safe and cost-effective substitute for concrete with a load rating of well over 1200 tonnes per square metre.

Weight: 2.4kg

Manufactured in Australia, under ISO9001:2008 quality standards, GEOHEX™ is easy to use, quick to install and manufactured from 100% recycled material.

  • Injection moulded using high-impact UV-stabilised Copolymer Polypropylene
  • Alternatively High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) for sub-zero applications
  • Weight per grid: 2.3kg
  • Dimensions: 500mm x 1000mm x 42mm
  • 2 pieces of GEOHEX™ = 1 square metre
  • Temperature range: – 45°C TO 155°C
  • Water Permeability (installed): 99.7%
  • Maximum Load Bearing Capacity (filled): 1200 tonnes square metre
  • Colour: Black
  • Inert and non-reactive to solvents, oils, chemicals or water
  • Can be installed in a variety of soil and geological configurations
  • Non-toxic to humans, animals or plants
  • Connection methods: clip locking system
  • Manufactured from 100% recycled plastics
  • Material is impervious to hydrocarbons

Dimensions: 500mm x 1000mm x 42mm

2 pieces of GEOHEX™ = 1 square metre

Public Infrastructure

For the use of pavement and turf stabilisation, stormwater management, drainage, landscape projects, cycleways, beach access areas as well as in public housing estates, GEOHEX™ is ideal for the retention of stormwater, stabilisation of turf, paver support and for the reduction of dusty and muddy areas.

Construction

With its unique design, GEOHEX™ is created to provide very strong ground reinforcement thanks to its open cell structure. In construction applications, GEOHEX™ can be combined with grass, gravel or a sand/soil mixture.

Rural

With its rigid design and a strong impact-resistant polymer construction, GEOHEX™ provides a cost-effective solution that prevents soft ground build up in heavy traffic livestock areas. GEOHEX™ promotes livestock flow and reduces the incidence of lameness around trough and standoff areas, approaches and exits to yards and many other high traffic livestock areas.

Mining, Civil & Earthworks

With the ability to withstand a maximum load of 1200 tonnes per square metre when filled with soil, GEOHEX™ can be used for the stabilisation of roads on mining, civil and earthworks sites as well as drainage stabilisation in hardstands, haul roads and equipment yards. GEOHEX™ can also be used in the stabilisation of mine site embankments, drains and airstrips.

How to Install Geohex

  1. Prior mechanical compaction of the soil and/ or ground base is essential for the successful performance of GEOHEX™.
  2. If the surface is prone to movement, it may be necessary to install extra sub-soil drainage to maintain the strength and integrity of the topsoil.
  3. Additional drainage technology used may consist of coarse road base, agricultural piping, sand or a combination of all of these. Fine road base may lower or even prevent the absorption of water.
  4. It is recommended that a sand bed be placed under GEOHEX™ to construct a perfectly flat surface under the soil layer to prevent rutting and subsidence due to vehicular or livestock movement.
  5. The sand bed under GEOHEX™ requires moderate compacting to ensure proper topsoil levelling. GEOHEX™ can then be placed right on top of this layer.
  6. The best infill for GEOHEX™ is an angular stone up to 10-15mm in size, which locks together better and restricts any further slope movement.
  7. Other recommended infill products include topsoil, sand and fine gravel.
  8. GEOHEX™ can be used with any type of turf configuration or variety. Areas that have had GEOHEX™ installed should be inspected regularly to determine if any damage or minor subsidence has occurred.

By increasing the effective structural integrity of soils, GEOHEX Erosion Control System creates a stiffened base layer that provides increased load support whilst preventing soil subsidence and soil erosion. GEOHEX Erosion Control System improves safety on the edge of roads, embankments, parking areas and many other medium to high traffic surfaces.

With a maximum load bearing capacity of 1200t/sqm* and made from recycled and recyclable interlocking polypropylene hexagonal cells, GEOHEX Erosion Control System is suitable for use in just about any type of ground and geological conditions.

With its innovative plastic matting construction and unique connection system, GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be laid quickly and cost-efficiently, either in linear or bend sections in any weather and at any time of the year.

GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be used in:

  • Mining
  • Resource development sites
  • Tailings & waste dams
  • Dump walls
  • Site rehabilitation
  • Residential developments
  • Landscape engineering
  • Civil projects
  • Road works
  • Tank farms
  • Equestrian centres
  • Sports grounds
  • Council landfills
  • Footpaths
  • Schools and Universities
  • Marine parks
  • Shopping Centres
  • Sheds and Warehouses
  • Factories and manufacturing centres
  • Industrial estates
  • Rural gateways
  • Driveways
  • Bush areas
  • Golf courses
  • Corporate parks
  • Hospitals
  • Playgrounds
  • Helipads
  • Bike tracks
  • Parking areas
  • Caravan parks
  • Military bases
  • Cemeteries

With its unique patented open cell structure, GEOHEX Erosion Control System is designed to provide strong ground reinforcement and sediment control in all conditions. In construction applications, GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be combined with grass, gravel or a sand/soil mixture providing a complement to surrounding materials and other architecture such as the installation of plastic driveway grids.

Its rigid structure and strong polymer construction enables GEOHEX Erosion Control System to be used as a walking grid to provide a cost-effective solution to prevent soft ground build-up and mud control in heavy traffic livestock areas and shed flooring. By combining to make a walking grid, the GEOHEX Erosion Control System plastic panels promote livestock flow and help reduce the incidence of lameness around trough and standoff areas, approaches and exits to yards and many other high traffic and frequently-used livestock areas.

With a maximum load bearing capacity of 1200t/sqm* when filled with soil (or equivalent), the GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be used for ground stabilisation of roads on mining sites as well as drainage stabilisation in hardstands, haul roads and equipment yards. GEOHEX Erosion Control System can also be used in the stabilisation of mine site embankments, drains, driveways and airstrips.

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Richmond Wheels & Castors

Richmond Wheels and Castors Logo

We are proud to supply quality Richmond Wheels and Castors to our customers. Their products are well known within industry for reliability and consistency. Richmond Wheel and Castor Co is an Australian family owned company specialising in wheels, castors, floor protectors, materials handling equipment and site safety equipment. According to their website, Richmond began operations in 1958 as a manufacturer of Hydraulic material handling and warehouse equipment and began to design and manufacture their own wheels and castors in the 1980s. With that amount of experience, we can be confident that each and every castor we provide has been well tested and is up to the job at hand. You can purchase Richmond Wheels and Richmond Castors direct from our store.

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SoftTouch® Floor Protection

Our floor protection range is provided by the leader in the floor protection field, Waxman. Waxman is a global company using state of the art research, development, industrial design and their commitment to providing quality products to ensure they maintain their position as global leader. Their SoftTouch® brand prevents scratches, dents and unnecessary wear to floors and other surfaces. You can find Waxman products in the Floor Protection category on our store.

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Castor Mounting Configurations

We’re often asked what’s the best castor configuration for different applications. If you’ve ever shopped at a supermarket where the rear castors are rigid, you’ll know how it can effect the manoeuvrability. We hope you’ll find the below explanation helpful or you can contact us if your still not sure.

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Swivel castors / fixed castors

This solution offers excellent load bearing capacity and manoeuvrability and eliminates the danger of overturning uneven loads.

 

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Swivel castors
This solution is recommended for trolleys which will be required to work in confined spaces and will be pushed or pulled from all sides. It offers the advantage of excellent manoeuvrability and load capacity.

 

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Swivel castors / fixed castors
This solution combines an excellent load capacity with equally good manoeuvrability. The load is borne by the two central fixed wheels and the pivoting wheels. There is a danger of overturning if the load is off centre and the trolley is pulled from the side.

 

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Fixed castors
This solution is recommended for medium-sized loads and trolleys moved predominantly in a straight line. With no rotating parts on the castors, maintenance is kept to a minimum.

 

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Swivel castors / fixed castors
This is the best solution for large trolleys intended for heavy loads. It offers excellent load capacity and manoeuvrability with perfect stability. The trolley may be pushed or pulled from either of the ends with pivoting castors will pivot on half in length.

We have a wide range of castors available for purchase in our store.

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Selecting the correct castor or wheel

A quick note below on selecting the right castor. There are sometimes other considerations (such as high/low extreme temperatures) but I thought I’d address 3 common questions you’ll need to decide on when choosing a castor. If you still have questions you can get in touch with us or post a comment below.

WHAT LOAD CAPACITY DO I NEED?

  • Take the total load weight of your project (eg. I’m making a trolley that needs to hold 200kg)
  • Divide that number by the quantity of castors to be used (eg. I’m going to use 4 castors for my trolley)
  • Now you have the capacity required per castor. (eg. 200kg divided by 4 = 50kg per castor)

 

WHICH TYPE OF WHEEL DO I NEED?

  • Nylon (Low rolling resistance, durable, non marking, ideal for hard, smooth surfaces and outside/wet environments)
  • Polyurethane (Hard wearing, quiet operation, low rolling resistance, non-marking, ideal for timber/vinyl/concrete flooring)
  • Rubber (Shock absorbing, non marking, ideal for timber/vinyl/concrete flooring)

 

WHICH FIXING TYPE DO I NEED?

  • Plate Type (Best supported fitting, either bolt or weld to the product)
  • Bolt Type (Ideal for fixing into tube, for trolleys and display equipment)
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