Course 2 – Strength

Eucalyptus is significantly stronger than oaks and mixed hardwoods in measurements of bending strength, shear, hardness and related measurements.


Wood Bending Shear Compression

(psi) (psi) (psi)

Eucalyptus 2000 265 970

Mixed hardwoods 1400 200 750


Sources: Mobile Crane Support Handbook, 2nd edition. David Duerr. https://eucmat.is/Facts


For more detail see: https://eucmat.is/stronger


Field Applications:


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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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