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Wooden Pads Replaced With Durable Multi Mat Solution


Based in Flint in North Wales, with depots in Manchester, Durham and Scunthorpe, Bryn Thomas Cranes Ltd supplies mobile cranes and mobile tower cranes of up to 500t lift capacity to a range of blue chip clients. After years of using wooden crane mats with its mobile cranes, the company wanted a more durable solution.


Outriggerpads supplied Bryn Thomas Cranes with its Multi Mat System solution. This modular system provides flexibility to use in various configurations. Manufactured from high-quality UHMW polyethylene, it is lightweight, easy to assemble and highly durable. The 1500 x 500 x 50mm Multi Mats weigh just 35kg each, and can be configured for cranes ranging from 75 to 110 tonnes.

UHMW polyethylene is resistant to water, oil and chemicals – and unlike wooden or some metal spreader plates – there’s no risk of corrosion or splintering. The material also cleverly adapts to the contours of uneven terrain – but will spring back to its original shape after use.


The Multi Mats removed the need for Bryn Thomas to regularly order replacement wooden crane mats. They were also a more affordable solution for the company than aluminium mats.

Aluminium mats are prohibitively expensive, while wooden mats split or break quite often and constantly need replacing. The Multi Mats from Outriggerpads are a great alternative. They are durable, lightweight and very easy to handle, with excellent load-bearing capabilities. The clearly-defined load-bearing capabilities of each configuration make them a very easy sell to our customer base. In fact, we’ve had nothing but positive feedback.
Dylan Thomas of Bryn Thomas Cranes

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