When it comes to making your construction site a safer place to be and more efficient operation, hardwood crane mats are an ideal solution. They’re durable enough to last through years of projects, quick and easy to put in place before you begin, and best of all, they won’t break the bank.
So, what benefits do hardwood mats have to offer for your worksite?
1) Provide stable ground.
For optimal functioning and safety, heavy-duty equipment and machinery need to be used on solid, even ground. Unfortunately, a lot of construction sites don’t meet these requirements. If yours is among them, hardwood mats can serve as a stable, reliable platform in otherwise unsafe and unsteady conditions.
Failing to stabilize the ground at your worksite can damage your industrial machinery or injure someone on your team, costing you more time and money in the long run.
2) Prevent machinery from getting stuck.
One of the most irritating and time-consuming problems that can arise when using heavy duty construction equipment—such as cranes, bulldozers, loaders, etc.—is sinking into the ground and being unable to move. You can prevent this issue by using hardwood mats to create temporary roadways in difficult terrain. Mats provide the support your machinery needs to safely access and traverse worksites with soft, wet, marshy, slippery, or sandy ground and other poor surface conditions.
3) Protect the ground you’re working on.
Hardwood mats not only protect your equipment from damage and your crew from harm, but also keep your machinery from damaging the worksite. Mats help distribute pressure from heavy-duty equipment evenly across the ground, helping to protect against contamination, erosion, underground utility damage, and other detriment. Reduce the environmental impact of your project and operate safely and more efficiently at the same time.
With hardwood crane mats from Ritter Forest Products, you can experience the benefits they have on construction sites for yourself! Our extensive selection of new and used hardwood timber mats will provide the stability and support you need to use your heavy machinery as efficiently as possible on any project.
Contact us today to learn more about the different types of mats we have available for purchase and rental!