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5 reasons to use hardwood outrigger pads

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Crane outrigger pads give your lifting equipment a more stable platform, distributing its weight over a wider area, but why are hardwood outrigger pads in particular such a strong option? Here are five of the best reasons to use hardwood outrigger pads, including some of the more obvious arguments, and some you might not have […]

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Industrial mats offer grip, safety and comfort

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Our industrial mats provide a physical barrier between the ground and the people or vehicles passing over it, but they are much more than just ground protection mats, with characteristics that provide a range of benefits particularly suited to industrial areas. As ground protection mats, they still offer the physical defence for the ground surface […]

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Ekki mats stay strong whatever the weather

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Ekki mats – also commonly known as Azobe mats – belong to the hardwood family Lophira alata, found mainly in West Africa, and are the most durable of timber mats currently available. The raw timber is relatively hard to source and expensive to buy, due to a combination of its massive popularity in recent years […]

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Temporary roads provide stability on drying spring soil

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As springtime arrives, the drier weather does not remove the need for temporary roads to provide stability for heavy wheeled and tracked vehicles on soil surfaces – it just changes the risks faced when driving on bare soil without ground protection mats in place. During the winter, of course, waterlogged earth is easily churned into […]

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Crane mats give solid surface to earthwork platforms

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We often talk about using crane mats and temporary access roads to overcome challenging ground conditions on a particular construction site, or along the route vehicles and equipment needs to take to get there. But on large sites undergoing intensive redevelopment, the work itself can transform the landscape, making it even more important to use […]

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Can temporary roadways turn corners?

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A commonly asked question about temporary roadways is whether or not they can turn corners, bearing in mind the straight edges of the timber mats used to construct them. The short answer to this is yes, they can – and you will see many images on the Timbermat website of where timber mats have been […]

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What is the value of ekki timber mats?

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Ekki timber mats are made of hardwood, which in turn makes them hard-wearing temporary roadways and ground protection mats, but what is their value? This is a difficult question, as their intrinsic value is low – they won’t add to your insurance costs, and they’re less of a theft risk than metal sheets that can […]

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How portable roadways prepare for the winter weather

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A few weeks ago we looked at how portable roadway systems help you to prepare for the autumn months, by covering over wet and muddy ground, or protecting exposed grass and soil against being churned up by heavy duty plant tyres.  But an even more challenging period is about to begin as we enter the […]

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Five advantages of timber mats

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Timber mats are just one of several materials used for crane mats and bog mats – so why are they such a good option? 1. Intrinsic Value For once, the advantage of timber mats is not that they have any intrinsic value – but it is the fact that they do not. Lay even a […]

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Ground protection mats go down for Didsbury Beer Festival

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The organisers of Didsbury Beer Festival took to Twitter on Monday October 24th to show preparations in full swing, with ground protection mats going down in the event’s main marquees. With recognition of South Manchester’s unpredictable weather conditions – especially in the autumn months – this year’s event comes complete with plenty of undercover space […]

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