The Logging Equipment Challenge: Stabilize Soft Soils
When Logging is what you do…
You know that the best forests do not always grow in convenient places. Timber harvesting has a multitude of challenges, but inevitably, how to stabilize soft soils to support your equipment will be one of them.
Mud Wrestling isn’t always fun
Ah, that sweet-smelling soft loam and constant presence of moisture or rain. The trees love it but your machines do not.
Unstable and rolling land is challenging enough when dry. Add rain or snow, and it becomes a wonderland of muck and mire where neither man nor machine are welcome.
How do we get there from here?
You’re moving a lot of precious cargo. Your roads and work yards, even if temporary, are not single-use. They have to stand up to equipment and whatever mother nature can throw at them, too.
Sometimes, the landscape will provide easy passage or the materials on hand to easily build a basic road or logging yard. That’s good.
For the rest of the time, there’s Paradox.
Where the Situation is “Mud Ugly”
That’s our word for it. The engineering world calls it a “challenge to stabilize soft soils”.
By any other name, it’s the same messy problem.
Paradox Access Solutions has a long and respected history of constructing logging roads or work yards with a variety of options to offer. Some of your deciding factors are:
- How bad is it?
- How fast do you want get it under control?
- How long do you need it?
This is the quick fix to get you through that rough patch today. Matting gets the job done and can serve longer than you think.
- Placed directly on grade
- Heavy-duty portable roads
- Wood, metal, plastic, rubber or a combination
Tough Cell Load Support
For longer-term use, Tough Cell is Paradox’s engineered road or pad solution. It is a cellular confinement system, the solution of choice for durability, safety and equipment up-time.
- Fortifies extremely soft and problematic ground
- Combine with other geosynthetics like geogrid for added support
- Safer and more durable load-bearing surface
- Heavy-haul-capable design
Whether you need to “stabilize soft soils” or you’ve been stopped by a patch of “mud ugly”, Paradox will get you there.