Crane Mats – Supporting Far More Than Just Cranes!
When you need temporary support for exceptional loads, crane mats are your answer. These special-purpose access mats are designed to provide ground stabilization under extreme weight. Crane mats make stable work platforms and strong decking for temporary bridges, providing reliable and durable platforming over marshy wetlands, mud, sand, or ice.
Also known as digging mats, bridge mats, timber access mats, or construction mats, ‘crane mats’ is the name commonly heard in western Canada and the western US. Depending on the load requirements and soil conditions, our premium mats are constructed from solid 10in. square or 8in. square oak, or solid 12 in. square Douglas fir timbers, affixed with steel rod bolts on 4-foot centers. The bolts are secured by impact-wrench tightened, countersunk nuts. Multiple lifting options such as exposed bolts, cables, or chains can be installed as determined in our assessment of your requirements. Paradox can also provide mats custom-built and sized to suit specific requirements. More information and mat specifications can be found.
Crane mats are used for many applications such as
- powerline tower assembly
- mining and heavy access roads
- module yards, pipe yards, tank farms and staging areas
- wind farms
- bridge repair and construction
- piers and wharves
Paradox Access Solutions’ quality-controlled premium access mats are available in oak and Douglas fir as mentioned above, and for the budget-sensitive we have mats available in pine, Douglas fir and hemlock softwoods. Compared to other western softwoods, mats made from these species have superior strength, durability and resiliency. Note that we will always work with you to thoroughly evaluate your requirements, including expected return-on-investment considerations such as mat longevity and reusability, then engineer a fit-for-purpose solution. Paradox has experience, expertise and passion in the matting business – we succeed when you succeed!
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