Category: Crane Mats

Crane Mats for Heavier Equipment: What to Consider

Excavator working at construction site on sunset

Whenever you’re working with industrial machinery, you should be using crane mats. Without mats, cranes, loaders, and other heavy construction equipment can damage the ground, surrounding surface environment, and utilities underneath, or be damaged themselves and are more likely to cause injury. Choosing the right crane mats involves several key considerations, primarily revolving around the… Read more »

Should I Buy or Rent Crane Mats for My Project?

While you will find many similarities when you move from one construction project to the next, everybody in the industry knows that no two projects are the same. Each unique project requires different strategies, equipment, and experts to complete it. For instance, when it comes to obtaining crane mats, it may be more beneficial to… Read more »

Advice for a Successful Crane Setup

Construction site with concrete mixer truck and cranes

There are many decisions involved in setting up a job site that requires heavy equipment. Even the smallest errors can lead to accidents or injuries. Projects requiring a crane involve special planning to safely set up the crane before the first lift can even occur. Here are a few tips to ensure a successful crane… Read more »

How to Properly Set Up Crane Mats at a Construction Site

Timber Crane and Construction Mats

Crane mats are a great way to operate heavy equipment on a construction site safely. They add an extra layer of protection and stability while machinery operates. Crane mats are a perfect addition to project sites with uneven ground and wetland, marsh, and swamp areas. It is important to protect these ecologically sensitive areas when doing construction… Read more »

Surfaces That Can Benefit from Hardwood Mat Protection

Hardwood Crane Mat Rental in LA & TX

When you’re setting up a construction project or other industrial worksite, it takes a lot of equipment and supplies to get things ready for your crew to work safely and efficiently. Although they may seem like a smaller part of an operation, hardwood crane mats are one of those essential supplies you need to have… Read more »

Ground Protection for LSU Football Field in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ground Protection for LSU Football Field in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The weight and movement of heavy machinery can take a toll on the grounds of a construction site. When work needed to be done on the Louisiana State University practice football field, Ritter Forest Products’ 3-ply laminated mats were able to protect the worksite and keep the field in good shape for the team to… Read more »

Crane Safety and Windy, Wet Conditions

Cranes are one of the last things in the world that you want to be unstable, which is why whenever you’re operating one, it’s important for you to keep it on level ground at all times. You also need to carefully consider what you are picking up with it and how you are going to… Read more »

Crane Mats Help Pipeline Projects Move Forward

oil pipeline installation projects

Pipelines have been in the news a lot lately thanks to President Donald Trump’s decision to move forward with the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects that have been on the table for quite some time now. Since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America, Trump has worked to… Read more »

The Use of Industrial Mats in Maritime Shipping

When it comes to maritime shipping and transportation of heavy machinery, you want to make sure the equipment you use in the process will be able to get the job done while also protecting that machinery. That’s where the full range of high quality mats from Ritter Forest Products can help. Different types of industrial… Read more »