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 transmission work you may find a 4″ or 5″ mat suffices given typical loads. Check out this article on testing 6″ mats for concrete trucks.
- For solar work you may find that a 4” thick Eucalyptus mat (roughly equivalent to a ~5″ mixed hardwood mat) is sufficient to support typical machinery weights.
- If you use laminated mats – three-ply bolted or glue-line mats: A ~4″ Eucalyptus mat is roughly equivalent to a five-ply 6 7/8th inch lam. Best explained visually. Book a short call for the details.
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