The Best Timber Mat
Is Also The Most Affordable
Why Use Total Cost of Ownership?
“Our experience of WFG’s mats is one of superior quality and longevity when measured against comparable sized mixed hardwood mats. These benefits have provided us with a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when compared mixed hardwood mats.” Major EPC Customer.
There is a lot more to the cost of a timber mat than the initial purchase price. The main drivers of cost are Initial Purchase Price + Longevity + Transport Costs.
Secondary drivers are Placement Cost, Productivity loss/gain and Disposal. When we add up all these costs we get a “Total Cost of Ownership” or TCO.
TCO is what a mat really costs. The goal is: Have the lowest TCO. Here’s how TCO adds up for Eucalyptus:
1. Initial purchase price is competitive with other mats +
2. Longer lifespan (a stronger mat lasts 50-100% longer than traditional mats) +
3. Lower transport costs (more mats per truck) +
4. Lower labor / handling costs + Greater/lesser operational efficiency (faster time through the job) + Lower disposal costs (longer life, fewer mats to retire).
These add up to a significantly lower Eucalyptus TCO than traditional timber mats, CLTs, and three-ply bolted mats. If you want the best value, the only way to “price” it is through Total Cost of Ownership.
If you use TCO then you’ll find World Forest Group’s Eucalyptus mats are your best value.
Two examples below. First is a standard transmission line, solid 16’x4’x8″. Second is a thin Eucalyptus access mat (14’4’x4″) and an alternative 4.5″ access mat.