How to free heavy machinery stuck in mud

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If you need to free heavy machinery stuck in mud, you’re likely to need two things: more heavy machinery, and a way to reach the equipment that is already bogged down. Where to start with mud-trapped machinery Assuming the machinery already stuck is not able to escape the mud even with a dry clean roadway, […]

How to maintain timber mats to keep them in good condition

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Good quality timber mats will give you years and even decades of service life, with only some simple maintenance needed to keep them safe from avoidable damage. Here’s our five-point guide to how to maintain timber mats to keep them in good condition for many years to come.   1. Know your type of timber […]

Durability classes of timber mats – how do tropical hardwoods compare?

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The durability of tropical hardwood timber mats is one of the main selling points, with decades of use under normal conditions – but what are the durability classes of timber mats like Ekki and Dabema? First of all, the obvious disclaimer – wood is a natural product and when used under different conditions, especially challenging […]

Road matting continues the drive towards safer work sites

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Road matting can help to keep active work sites safe, by creating stable temporary roadways for use by construction vehicles until a permanent road surface is laid. By laying road matting, you can give lifting equipment a solid base to work on, segregate foot traffic from vehicle flows and mark out safe routes across the […]

Types of temporary walkway for construction sites

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What type of temporary walkway is best for your project? Temporary walkway mats are a quick but versatile way to create a safe path across construction sites – so what are the different ways to use them? You might be surprised that there are actually several options when it comes to laying temporary walkways on […]

American Oak Quercus Alba crane mats take the strain

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Timbermat American Oak Quercus Alba crane mats, temporary roadways and ground protection mats are an excellent option on sites where you need to create a safe and stable platform for heavy-duty mobile equipment and protect against penetrating the surface below. Already in September we have seen the importance of crane mats in Manchester city centre, […]

Three ways to use piling rig mats

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Piling rig mats can do more than just provide a stable platform on which piling operations can be carried out. Although this is, of course, a crucial application for piling mats – especially on soft ground or where there may be hidden cavities below the surface – these versatile and durable timber mats can have […]

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Why temporary walkway mats matter in dry weather

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It’s usually pretty clear why temporary walkway mats are needed in wet weather, providing a dry, solid surface to walk on, improving grip and helping to reduce damage to bare earth below so it does not become sloppy mud. But temporary walkway mats are equally crucial in dry weather, to protect against a variety of […]

Five locations for ground protection mats

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Ground protection mats can be used for different reasons in very different locations. Here are five places where you might find a need for ground protection mats, which together help to highlight how versatile and important these timber mats really are. Roads Roads benefit twice from ground protection mats – once from above and once […]

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Emtek heavy equipment mats offer environmental responsibility

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Emtek heavy equipment mats are an excellent choice for heavy engineering works where environmental responsibility is a concern – an issue with growing relevance in an era of climate change and heightened social awareness. Why choose Emtek mats? While Emtek heavy equipment mats may look like other timber mats, there are several subtle design features […]

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