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crane mat weight
« on: May 24, 2019, 05:58:48 AM »
got some crane mats I need to move they are 8'' thick 4' wide and 16 feet long made out of hardwood. Anyone have an idea of what each would weigh?

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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 07:23:47 AM »
I bought some last year also & im curious there weight also. 

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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 07:32:30 AM »
It's about 43cf of wood. You could guesstimate the species, and look up weights online; add a bit for the hardware.

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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 07:59:24 AM »
The Red Toolbox on the left is your friend.

An 8 X 8 X 16 = 85.4 bf X 6 = ~512 total bf per mat.  Depending upon the species, Ash would be ~2000 pounds and Oak would be ~2600 pounds.
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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 12:07:03 PM »
From my experience handling them with a forwarder, I would guess around 2500 pounds.
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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 10:33:04 PM »
a 4 ft wide x 1 ft thick x 20 ft long crane mat  weighs approx 4000 pds if that helps 
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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 11:03:23 PM »
Again referring to the Red Toolbox for jmouton's example:

A 12" X 12" X 20' = 240bf X 4ea. = 960 bf total for the mat.  

Ash would weigh 3800 pounds and Red Oak would weigh 4992 pounds.  You can check the Red Toolbox for the weights of other species.
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Re: crane mat weight
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 09:14:11 AM »
Depends on new or used . 4,000 sounds about right for used by, the time you factor in the bolts and hardware and dirt and rocks.


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