Eucalyptus is significantly stronger than oaks and mixed hardwoods in measurements of bending strength, shear, hardness and related measurements.
Sources: Mobile Crane Support Handbook, 2nd edition. David Duerr. https://eucmat.is/Facts
For more detail see: https://eucmat.is/stronger
- Consider specifying mat strength rather than dimension. For example, a 6.75” thick Eucalyptus mat has about the same bending strength as an 8” mixed hardwood mat.
- If you are engineering lifts or are working on particularly poor soils you may find that a single Eucalyptus mat is equivalent to two mixed hardwood mats.
- For power transmission or solar work you may find that a 6” thick Eucalyptus mat (roughly equivalent to a 7.2” mixed hardwood mat) is sufficient to support typical machinery weights.
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