Temporary Road in Gueydan, Louisiana

JOB: Temporary road for heavy equipment – This was a job that required a  temporary road to cover quite a distance. Our wood construction mats helped get the job done with efficiency. Our cribbing and construction mat rentals prevent heavy equipment from being slowed down by unstable or muddy ground. LOCATION: Gueydan, Louisiana PRODUCTS USED: 8×16 laminated […]

Moving Heavy Equipment Requires Heavy Duty Solutions

Heavy equipment is frequently used on construction sites, but its use often introduces additional considerations. On many sites, whether the surface you’re working on is improved or unimproved, it is necessary to employ measures to protect the ground. Equipment like cranes and loaders can cause damage to the surface or to buried utilities without these […]

Get Up, Set Up with Outrigging Pads and Transition Mats

At Ritter Forest Products, we’ve gained a reputation for our hardwood mats. These mats provide construction crews with a solid and stable base to work from, providing protection for employees, the surrounding work site and for the environment. Along with hardwood mats, we have a number of other products aimed at helping construction companies as […]

Back to School, Back to Basics – A Mats Review

With school right around the corner, it’s important for students to have the right supplies to complete their work. The same can be said for any project that requires a mat, as having the correct one is imperative to the project’s success. As students gear up to get back to school, let’s do a pre-semester […]

Used Mats are Back in Stock

At Ritter Forest Products, we’ve discussed the value of hardwood mats many times. These mats help construction crews work with heavy machinery, namely cranes, on terrain that is either too wet to work on safely or needs additional environmental protection. Like most products, there is a belief that hardwood mats need to be purchased new […]

Stay Upright with Outrigger Pads and Transition Mats

Construction projects often require working with heavy equipment like cranes in sometimes soft, wet or uneven terrain. These environments can make work difficult and even dangerous. Fortunately, you can stay upright with outrigger pads and transition mats. Outrigger Pads Outriggers have been an essential part of safe crane operation at least since the first hydraulic […]

Building U.S. Up: A Look Back at the First American Hydraulic Crane

Hydraulic cranes are so common these days that most people assume that they have been around forever, but that is hardly the case. Until the 1940s, the cranes that were available were difficult to operate, overly large, often undependable and incredibly costly. It was a tough time for project managers of construction projects everywhere until […]

Buy Used Mats and Save

In addition to our high-quality crane mat rentals, we are also particularly known for our stellar selection of used mats for sale. Whether you are looking for crane, laminated, dragline or digging mats, we have got you covered. For customers who are looking for long-term solutions or options for reusing mats on multiple jobs, we […]

Create a Temporary Road and Protect the Roots of the Area From Heavy Trucking

When executing a heavy-duty project with industrial equipment, you need heavy-duty support. As you plan your construction or renovation project, you also have to consider the damage that might occur in the surrounding landscape and terrain from the equipment you use. Especially important to protect the surrounding trees and landscaping, or even just to maintaining […]