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  • Top Ways Crane Mats Save Time and Money
    June 22, 2024 at 4:00 AM

    Discover the essential guide to crane mats in our latest blog post!

  • How to Choose the Right Mat for Your Needs
    April 21, 2024 at 4:00 AM

    Looking for the perfect crane mat for your next heavy equipment job? Our latest blog post covers everything you need to know to make the right choice.

  • Constructing Success: The Undeniable Importance of Quality Crane Mats
    March 17, 2024 at 10:00 PM

    From soil reinforcement to protecting against environmental damage, crane mats play a pivotal role in ensuring safety.

  • Can I Afford Timber Harvesting Services? The True Costs of Forest Management
    February 18, 2024 at 10:00 PM

    Harvesting services can pave the way for profitability, land rejuvenation, and conservation.

  • What Types of Cranes Need a Mat?
    January 27, 2024 at 5:00 AM

    Discover the indispensable role of mats for cranes in our latest blog post. Uncover the numerous advantages that come with utilizing mats for cranes, such as providing stability and protecting the ground beneath.

  • What Are the Benefits of Choosing Laminated Crane Mats?
    December 27, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    If your organization specializes in heavy-duty construction and industrial projects, securing reliable and sturdy foundation support is the first step to ensuring a successful result. This is where the choice of crane mats becomes a critical decision, and one option that stands out for its exceptional qualities is the laminated crane mat.

  • Green Flags When Searching for Tree Clearing in Odon, IN
    November 20, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    Our professionals at Phoenix Mat are here to share their expertise on tree clearing and how to find the right service provider. Read on to explore the green flags to look out for when embarking on your quest for tree clearing services in Odon.

  • The Versatility of Timber Mats: Common Uses and Benefits
    October 16, 2023 at 10:00 PM

    Timber mats' numerous benefits include providing ground protection, stabilization, and access to worksites and materials handling locations.

  • What Are Some Methods of Timber Extraction?
    October 1, 2023 at 4:00 AM

    When it comes to forest management, trees are harvested for various reasons. These include improving the forest’s health, controlling the tree types that grow on the site, making wood for producing paper, lumber, and other forest products, and attracting specific wildlife species to the site.

  • How Are Timber Mats Graded?
    September 11, 2023 at 5:00 AM

    At Phoenix Mat, we offer high-quality timber mats in the Midwest, available for both purchase and lease. If you're contemplating the purchase of a used timber mat, it's vital to understand how these products are graded to ensure you obtain a dependable mat.

  • What Size is Right? Choosing Road Mats for Heavy Equipment
    July 17, 2023 at 10:00 PM

    Do you need to protect the surface beneath your heavy equipment? If so, it's important to understand the different sizes of road mats available in order to make sure your machinery operates safely.

  • What Are the Different Types of Mats for Construction?
    June 17, 2023 at 4:00 AM

    Whether you are a contractor or a professional builder, there's a lot to consider when deciding which mat works for your project. Here are things to consider when choosing the right construction mat.

  • Considerations When Purchasing Crane Mats in Indiana
    May 28, 2023 at 7:00 AM

    In construction and heavy equipment industries, crane mats play a vital role in providing stability and support on challenging terrains.

  • What To Look For in Logging Mats for Sale
    May 15, 2023 at 5:00 AM

    At Phoenix Mat, we provide high-quality products that enable the safe movement of heavy-duty materials and equipment. Below, we have outlined the key factors to consider when searching for logging mats for sale.

  • How To Choose the Right Crane Mat
    March 24, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    There are numerous crane mat options to choose from, each designed for a particular function. At Phoenix Mat, we pride ourselves on offering the expertise and materials that crane operators need to optimize their projects.

  • Construction Mats for Heavy Equipment Maintenance Tips
    February 15, 2023 at 5:00 AM

    Construction mats for heavy equipment are a significant investment in your business. However, the upfront costs can pay for themselves over time by allowing you to take on a wider variety of projects that you wouldn’t be able to do without them.

  • The Strength of Wood Mats for Heavy Equipment Use
    January 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM

    When it comes to protecting heavy equipment with mats, finding a reliable material that can take a beating is critical. Many people opt for wood mats because they are known to be durable and long-lasting.

  • What are crane mats made from?
    December 28, 2022 at 10:30 PM

    Using crane mats is ideal for industrial and commercial enterprises, whether for temporary coverage during construction or as lasting infrastructure. Here's what they are made from.

  • Where to Find Timber Mats for Sale
    December 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Timber mats are an essential piece of equipment for any construction company. They offer a sturdy and reliable surface for construction workers to stand on, and they can also be used to provide traction and stability for heavy machinery.

  • What Are The Top Uses of Crane Mats?
    October 26, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    You may not realize it, but crane mats are incredibly important in a variety of industries. Whether you need it to create a clear pathway for construction vehicles or need a dry area to store materials, they’re an invaluable resource for any heavy-duty project.

  • Can You Use Timber Matting on Soft Ground?
    September 30, 2022 at 10:00 PM

    Having the proper equipment is vital to the functionality of your job site. And, when dealing with varied landscapes, it can be difficult to know how exactly your materials will fair from site to site. In fact, one of the biggest problems project managers face is maintaining a budget and time allowance when dealing with low-density and soft ground project sites.

  • What to Know About Timber Harvesting in Indiana
    August 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Timber harvesting in Indiana is an important financial undertaking. But it often leads to dissatisfied landowners and a decrease in the potential woodland to produce future crops because of poor contract misunderstandings between buyers and loggers. However, you can make your timber sale a positive experience.

  • Common misconceptions about timber harvesting
    August 16, 2022 at 12:00 AM

    Many of the misconceptions about timber harvesting come from an environmentally conscientious perspective. But responsible harvesting not only supports the costs associated with land ownership but also helps you to act as a steward of the land.

  • How to properly care for and maintain your logging mats
    June 19, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    Logging mats are an essential part of your job site infrastructure but can be a substantial investment. By implementing standardized maintenance processes, enterprises can extend the usable life of their logging mats up to four years or longer.

  • What to Know Before Purchasing Heavy Equipment Timber Mats
    May 17, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    When you have an active construction site, you need road mats that hold up to the workday as well as your equipment. If you’ve never used timber mats for heavy equipment before, here’s what you need to know before you buy.

  • Best Materials for Wood Crane Mats
    April 20, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    If you have a construction project coming up in the Midwest, you’ve probably already looked at using crane mats. But did you know that crane mats come in various different materials?

  • Why you may need a crane mat for your construction project
    March 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    At Phoenix Mat, we strive to provide practical solutions for crane operators that help keep them safe and improve the overall quality of their services. On our website, you can find high quality timber crane mats for sale. If you are unsure of whether or not a crane mat is necessary for the success of your construction project, continue reading to learn a few signs that tell you it may be time to invest in this piece of equipment.

  • What types of industries benefit from access matting?
    March 16, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    Access matting is an essential part of any construction site. From pipeline construction to residential developments, access mats offer a safe, stable area for heavy-duty equipment and workers alike.

  • Equipment Required for Clearing Timber
    February 28, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    Whether you’ve purchased a lot or need to clear your land of trees and overgrowth, there are plenty of things you need for clearing timber. And if you’re in the midwest or Indiana, you most likely have to consider things like compact terrain or an unexpected hill.

  • What are the different types of crane equipment mats?
    February 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Also called timber mats or construction mats, crane mats are temporary platforms constructed from timber or composite materials to stabilize heavy equipment for construction. They provide a sturdy, level base and are essential for safety and efficiency.

  • Creative Uses of Timber Pallets
    January 1, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    Everyone loves a good DIY project, especially when you make something you can use every day. Many find fulfillment in repurposing objects, like wood pallets.

  • A beginner’s guide to basic grades for lumber in the Midwest
    November 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    When starting a project that requires lumber, understanding grades for lumber in the Midwest is crucial. Failing to select the right kind of lumber can ruin your project and pose a significant hazard. However, that’s easier said than done. Luckily, at Phoenix Mat, we are here to help.

  • Benefits of mulch and sawdust for your Midwest landscaping
    October 8, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    Maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn takes a lot of time and effort. You can find plenty of strange tips, tricks, and hacks to get a lush, green lawn, but some techniques have withstood the test of time. One of these is using mulch and sawdust for y...

  • Tips for using timber pallets from an Indiana timber company
    September 17, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    In this blog post, we’ll cover some details you should know before buying timber pallets such as the cost of harvesting them, some reasons they might be a good choice for your next project, and some of the different types of ways you can use them.

  • What are laminated crane mats and what makes them different?
    August 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    It’s not uncommon to have a construction job in Indiana where the ground is a bit too soft to efficiently place your vehicles or a crane. At Phoenix Mats, we offer laminated crane mats to remedy the situation.

  • Answers to common questions about construction mats
    July 6, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    How many times have you dealt with heavy equipment struggling to access worksites or having trouble driving over soft or uneven terrain? Working on job sites that are difficult for large machinery to maneuver is not only an inconvenience, but can keep your project from being completed in a timely manner. Luckily, construction mats can help. What are they? How are they made? How can they help your project? Here are our answers to common questions about construction mats.

  • 4 benefits of timber clearing for landowners
    May 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    When some woodland owners think of the benefits of timber clearing, they may immediately think of the financial benefits that the timber will bring them.

    However, there are many more benefits that come from this crucial act of forest management. I...

  • What to Expect During a Free Timber Estimate in Indiana
    April 19, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Here's what to expect if you're thinking about getting a free timber estimate in Indiana.

  • What to Look for When Buying Crane Mats
    March 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    Our experts at Phoenix Mats have built crane mats for different types of uses, giving us insight into what matters most when buying one.

  • How Bridge Mats Can Help Your Next Construction Project
    February 18, 2021 at 5:00 AM

    As the energy industry continues to grow in Indiana, companies are being asked to construct the infrastructure required to power the state at an increasing rate. This presents unique challenges for construction companies specializing in this type of industry, because they have to find effective ways to move and use their heavy machinery across Indiana's terrain.

  • 4 projects that require Phoenix timber mats
    January 19, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Phoenix timber mats are essential to multitudes projects. And, if you’re wondering whether or not you need to use timber mats, the answer is easy:

    Do you use heavy equipment, especially outdoors? If so, then yes.

  • Why access mats are so important for energy and oil companies
    December 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM

    We're sharing the top 4 reasons why access mats are so important for oil and energy crews.

  • Why use a timber construction mat on construction projects in low areas and ditches
    November 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Working in land areas that are high in moisture like low areas and ditches can get complicated. Unstable surfaces aren’t safe for workers or heavy equipment and there’s a high risk of damage that can be caused to the ecosystem and surrounding land.

  • Phoenix Mat provides the perfect timber mat solutions
    October 19, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    We at Phoenix Mat know that every construction project is different. And depending on your surroundings, you may need a timber mat or construction mat to make sure your workers can do their job safely.

  • 4 ways Phoenix Mat can help your next hydropower project
    September 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    A successful construction project doesn’t just take into account the work needed onsite. It also considers the effort needed to bring your team and any needed equipment to the site and back, without causing damage to the surrounding environment.

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  • How to Turn Your Timber Into Your Own Landscape Product
    August 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    One of the best parts of owning land is having the final say in what you do with the materials grown, found, or harvested on that land. This is especially true for timber that can be used for a variety of landscape products, whether on your property or sold for a fine profit.

  • What Are Crane Mats and How Are They Used?
    July 20, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Simply put, crane mats are made of timber and are used to stabilize heavy equipment during such activities as construction, loading of goods, gas and oil exploration, and more.

  • 3 Reasons To Contact Phoenix Mat Timber Products For An Estimate
    June 22, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    At Phoenix Mat Timber Harvesting—we’re committed to harvesting high-quality timber and using it to produce only the best products.

  • Swartzentruber Sawmill: Tree Harvesting and Timber Clearing
    June 2, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Tree harvesting, also known as timber clearing, has been necessary for the survival and growth of societies around the world, including the United States over 100 years before its founding.

  • Top 5 Tips For Harvesting Your Timber
    May 13, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Timber harvesting services are available to anyone looking to remove and harvest trees from their property. Lumber is a valuable resource that yields a high demand. While harvesting timber is a lucrative project, understanding the responsible way to harvest is important before you begin.

  • 3 Responsible Harvesting Practices Utilized by Phoenix Mat
    April 15, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    For years the lumber industry has faced an unfair amount of scrutiny derived from a common misconceptions that all lumber mills and professionals working in the forestry business are ruthlessly cutting down trees to turn a quick profit while destroying vast amounts of forests. Unknown to many, the lumber industry is home to some of the most environmentally friendly businesses dedicated to the preservation of our forests.