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Temporary Docks with Crane Mats

Our customer was working at a lake and needed a quick method to deploy a temporary dock to a floating pump shed. They floated Crane Mats out and connected them with chains and cables. This was much faster than building a dock with floats...

Timber Wedge…..but smaller

This is a Timber Wedge, but much smaller than our last post. This wedge is 48" x 48" with an 8" heel and a 2" toe, complete with 2 rods 1" diameter. These are being used to "level off" a crane on the street...

Big Timber Wedges

this is a big wedge, we call it a Transition Mat, as typically it is used to move a large crawler crane up onto a Crane Mat platform. These wedges are 16" at the heel, 2" at the toe, 48" wide and 14' long....

Suitcase Jack Blocks

These are used in Railway Car Shops. Always best to put some Maple between steel to steel to stop slippage and prevent damage. These are 4" x 16" x 32"  complete with internal metal handles, they won't look very nice after a few days...

Self-Erecting Tower Crane Pads

These Self-Erecting Tower Crane Pads are 8" x 78" x 78" and 8" x 38" x 39" in size. They are built with Douglas Fir 4x6 timber and D fir plywood and a plethora of heavy galvanized ardox spikes. Don't build these in your...

Yellow Cedar Rail Ties

These are an environmentally sensible alternative to traditional creosote Rail Ties. Yellow Cedar Rail Ties will "wear out" before they rot out, and these products hold the gauge very well (gauge is the ability to hold the rail spikes in position so the track...

Crane Mats for a Dam renovation project

These Crane Mats are Douglas Fir 12" x 48" x 10' and 20' and are being delivered to a site downstream of a large hydro electric dam. The mats will form a base over a penstock 10' in diameter, where an excavator needs to...

Trestle Mats for Crawler Crane

This steel frame Trestle is being built beside an existing bridge that is being removed and replaced. The Trestle will be the work platform for the Crawler Crane and also Concrete Trucks when they build the new span. The method is to use a...

Muddy Site – Crane Mats under Crawler Crane

Here is a muddy and messy job site, and the Crawler Crane needs additional wide point load as it is beside a water course with a "weak" side-bank. This set of Crane Mats makes for a clean and stable platform to work from. Even...

Special Transit Mats

These mats are really special....12" x 48" x 120" complete with lifting plates and special connectors joining the timbers into a "beam". Super strong! They are being used on a Transit Project in Ontario.

Extra Heavy Duty 16″ x 48″ Digger Mats

When you are using a heavy 400 excavator on loose soil sometimes you need an extra heavy duty Digger Mat. These are 16" thick mats x 48" x 20' long with 2 cables (each end) for dragging. Our standard Digger Mat is 12" thickness...

Fiddling around with FIDS!

These are Fids. Used for Rope Splicing, these are particularly large ones (2-1/4" diameter by 21" long) for log boom and barge tow ropes. A fid is used to hold open rope knots and holes in canvas, and to separate the "lays" (or strands)...

Yellow Cedar Adventure Playground

Sometimes we get involved in some interesting projects! Check this Yellow Cedar Natural Adventure Playground, this is very cool, we supplied some timbers and flooring for this build to a good customer. Lucky kids!

Timber Wedges

These timber wedges are being used by a logistics company to secure large pipe from rolling. They are 6" tall and 12" on base, 45 degree cut, making the angle about 8" long. A squirt of polyurethane and a couple of nails will hold...

Fir Wedges for a Shipyard

These are 3" x 6" x 36" wedges from 3" heel to 1" toe with a chamfered edge. These are being used at a shipyard to support sheets of steel plate before welding.

Crawler Crane on Crane Mats

This selection of pictures explains well what Crane Mats are for......a stable base for very large Crawler Cranes. Maintaining a flat surface, widening the point loading, extending the base, keeping it all "flat" so the job can be accomplished quickly and safely. This also...

Biggest Timber Wedge in the World…..maybe

This giant timber wedge was 40" at the heel, 60" wide and 40' long. They feature fully engineered lifting hardware and a steel encapsulated toe. The special job was on a complex highway project where most of the lifts taking place were on 8%...

Contoured Dunnage for Dock Terminal

These contoured pipe skids were sent to a West Coast port to support some expensive coated 24" diameter pipe. Ropes around the special coated pipe keeps pipes separated when being transported. 

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