BENEFITS OF A CRANE MAT: Q&A GUIDE TO CRANE MATS
When it comes to mats, they have many uses – the most prominent one being to transport heavy construction equipment across rough or environmentally sensitive terrains. However, another prominent use is to provide maximum stabilization for operating cranes.
WHY PLACE A CRANE ON TOP OF A TIMBER MAT?
Not only do you want cranes to operate more efficiently, the larger point is to make sure that you can operate them safely by allowing them to stand firm with proper bearing. By placing your crane on top of a mat, you negate the risk of your crane tipping over.
WHAT KINDS OF AREAS IS IT IMPORTANT TO USE CRANE MATS IN?
Crane mats can be used on any landscape type, but are especially helpful when you’re operating on uneven grounds, wetland areas, marshes, swamps, etc.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS ARE THERE ASIDE FORM STABILIZATION?
Aside from simple stabilization, when the project is done, there’s no chance that your heavy construction equipment gets stuck in the mud.
WHAT KINDS OF EQUIPMENT ARE SUITABLE TO BE USED ON CRANE MATS?
Really any type – but especially heavy construction products that don’t rely on outriggers. These can include side boom cranes and excavators.
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS ARE CRANE MATS MOST IDEAL FOR?
Any type of construction project, really. However, the most common types of projects where crane mats are used include those involving pipelines and transmission lines.
For more information on our crane/timber mats visit our timber mats webpage.