Crane Mat Rentals at GFI Solutions

Crane Mat Rentals at GFI Solutions

GFI Solutions is your first choice when it comes to site access solutions all across Canada. With an inventory that features the top products from the industry leader Sterling Solutions, our team is proud to help clients in the oil & gas, mining, forestry, construction, and related heavy industries create viable temporary access solutions and offers both sales and rentals of access, crane and rig mats for your convenience. As Canada’s exclusive source for TerraLam® access mats, including their heavy-duty 500 line, you can count on GFI to help you get where you need to go. Learn more about TerraLam® mats, as well as GFI’s rental solutions, below.

TerraLam® CLT Mats: The New Way Forward

If you’re tired of wasting vital funding on access matting solutions that are prone to breaking between projects, you’re not alone. While traditional bolted mats have been the standby for years, their heavy shipping costs and tendency to crack under pressure have left many looking for a better solution. In a bid to address these issues, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats were designed to improve upon the groundwork left by bolted mats. With a profile that weighs up to 40% less than bolted mats and a lifecycle that’s 3-5 times longer, TerraLam® CLT mats offer superior performance and ROI, regardless of if you choose to rent or buy. As one of the most preferred brands on the market, Sterling’s line of TerraLam® mats offer exceptional value, and the 500 series is capable of tackling the toughest jobs typically reserved for rig and crane mats. Best of all, the lower weight of TerraLam® mats means you’ll be able to save significantly when shipping your mats to the site, with each load being capable of carrying up to 60% more than standard bolted mats.

Discover the Difference

CLT rig and access mats differ from bolted mats due to their unique composition and manufacturing process. Unlike bolted mats, TerraLam® CLT mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with an environmentally safe adhesive. This composition allows the mats to flex under pressure and evenly distribute weight rather than putting stress on specific bolt points. This flexibility allows for superior durability and performance, even under heavy loads, project after project. The 500 series is a 5 ply CLT available in multiple sizes and is well equipped to handle heavy machinery, cranes, and the various demands as faced by those in the oil & gas industry. If you require even more strength we also offer the 700 series which is a 7 ply CLT.

GFI: There When It Matters Most

With decades of combined experience in the access solutions industry under our belts, GFI knows just how important it is to have access to reliable, cost-effective solutions when it matters most. Our commitment to our customers extends well beyond offering superior products to exceptional round the clock service. From 24/7 rental and sales support to inventory management, mat washing, expedited delivery installation and more, GFI Solutions is here to ensure that your project has everything you need to continue on schedule. Whether you’re looking to test out the durability of TerraLam® CLT mats before buying or need to replace failing mats, we’re here to help. Contact our team today to learn more.

CLT Crane Mats: A New Path To Success

CLT Crane Mats: A New Path To Success

In need of heavy-duty access mat solutions? Whether you’re in the oilfield, pipeline, or power industry, crane and rig mats are a highly valuable resource that can help mitigate accessibility challenges, as well as increase worksite safety and environmental sustainability. For decades, traditional timber mats have been the primary choice by default, but with newer innovations now available on the market, companies stand to benefit from the many advantages CLT benefits offer, including superior performance, increased savings, and more. Learn more about the reasons you should consider making the switch from timber to CLT crane mats below.

Why It’s Time For a Change

While it’s fair to say that timber matting has served its intended purpose over the past few decades, there is a common misconception that timber solutions are the strongest available. In actuality, however, bolted timber mats are made from a mixture of hard and soft woods that are not held to any specified standards. This means they cannot always be counted on to be as durable, and the required bolts can cause breaks at stress points when subjected to heavy pressure by cranes or other heavy machinery. Add in the fact that timber mats take multiple truckloads to transport and require complicated installation to get started, and it becomes apparent that timber mats are not always the most preferable option for the job.

As an innovative new solution, CLT mats address each of these issues, offering superior and long-lasting performance, as well as a significantly lighter weight profile (up to 40% less than bolted mats) that allows for up to 25% more mats to be shipped per load. Designed to perform under even the toughest of circumstances, CLT mats are versatile, long-lasting, and suitable for use in a wide range of industries including oil & gas, petrochemical, power, and more.

What Makes CLT Mats Different?

The secret to success where CLT mats are concerned comes down to their unique build and composition. Unlike traditional bolted mats which are created using a mix of wood fibres and steel bolts to create fixed points, cross-laminated timber mats are made from southern yellow pine and bond alternating perpendicular layers of wood together with an environmentally safe adhesive that helps keep the mat strong, as well as protected from outside factors like moisture and contaminants. Able to flex under the pressure of extreme loads like cranes, CLT mats evenly disperse weight throughout the entire mat as opposed to specific bolt points, reducing your chance of sudden breakages and allowing for exceptional performance in the longterm. Additional benefits of CLT mats include:

  • Life cycle that is 3-5 the length of traditional mats
  • Easy installation
  • Can haul more mats per transport load
  • High impact resistance, and more.

Heavy Duty Crane Mat Solutions At GFI

GFI Solutions is proud to carry TerraLam®’s 500 series mats, which feature 2 lengths; 4 feet (TerraLam 504) and 8 feet (TerraLam 508), both of which are lighter and stronger than comparative timber mats. The innovative cross-grain technology allows them to outperform competitors all while saving you money on hauling and installations costs. Learn about our available products and services including sales and rentals, mat washing, installation, and more by contacting GFI today.