When working with cranes, ground stabilization is crucial. Unlevel or soft ground may cause conditions which could cause the crane to tip over or become unstable. Xinxing manufactures the highest grade crane mats available which provides a level, solid, and steady base for crane operation. Commonly referred to as timber mats or heavy equipment mats, our crane mats are designed to provide ground stabilization under the weight of huge construction sites or even layered under oil rig cranes. No matter what your need, Xinxing can provide you with the custom crane mats or standard crane mats you need to complete the job.
OSHA regulations require construction cranes and other heavy hoisting equipment to be stabilized with “blocking,” or a crane/outrigger pad, in order to reduce soil pressure and the potential for an accident.
While OSHA notes blocking is made from “wood or other material,” performance plastics are superior for this critical support function. Substituting UHMW for metal or wood in outrigger blocking brings many benefits: UHMW’s light weight makes it easier and safer for workers to transport and place the pads, while reducing fuel costs for transporting them to and from the jobsite. Additionally, UHMW’s low moisture absorption and resistance to chemicals, corrosion, and rot make the crane pads more dependable and longer lasting.