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Hardwood Bog Mats

System Rigging are leading the industry in providing safe, cost-effective ground protection and equipment support solutions. We deliver versatile and cost-effective solutions for your ground protection requirements.


System Rigging work with certified timber merchants to ensure that we use sustainable timber supplies that comply with all the relevant responsible forestry legislation, you get the peace of mind of knowing that it is responsibly sourced.

We have conducted extensive research to best understand hardwood timber characteristics from around the globe, and we offer numerous different hardwood options. Our Hardwood Mats include five main species of hardwood timber: EKKI, Dabema, Oak, Beech and Karri.

Hardwood timber mats offer good flexibility and elasticity, allowing them to absorb and dissipate the forces of heavy vehicles, machinery and materials. Popular applications and industries for bog mats include:

  • Crawler Crane mats

  • Temporary roadways and Construction

  • Piling rig access mats

  • Wind farms

  • Events

  • Barging

The dimensions of our hardwood timber mats vary depending on its application. Our standard range for hardwood timber mats are:

  • 3000 x 1000 x 100mm

  • 3000 x 1000 x 200mm

  • 5000 x 1000 x 100mm

  • 5000 x 1000 x 200mm

Custom sizing can be produced for your specific needs and requirements. Our hardwood timbers include standard lifting points, making them very easy to transport and manoeuvre on site.

African Tropical Hardwood

EKKI / Azobe
Botanic Name: Lophira alata
Volume Mass: 1,010kg per m³
Elasticity Module: 21,420N per mm²
Flexibility Strength: 162N per mm²
Pressure Strength: 96N per mm²
Slide Strength: 17.1N per m²
Durability Class: 1

Botanic Name: Piptadeniastrum africanum
Volume Mass: 700kg per m³
Elasticity Module: 15,190N per mm²
Flexibility Strength: 98N per mm²
Pressure Strength: 57N per mm²
Slide Strength: 15N per m²
Durability Class: 1-2

European Hardwood

Botanic Name: Quercus petraea
Volume Mass: 700kg per m³
Elasticity Module: 9,900N per mm²
Flexibility Strength: 96N per mm²
Pressure Strength: 48N per mm²
Slide Strength: 9.9N per mm²
Durability Class: 2

Botanic Name: Fagus sylvatica
Volume Mass: 700kg per m³
Elasticity Module: 12,300N per mm²
Flexibility Strength: 113N per mm²
Pressure Strength: 54N per mm²
Slide Strength: 10N per mm²
Durability Class: 3-4

Australian Hardwood

Botanic Name: Eucalyptus diversicolor
Volume Mass: 900kg per m³
Elasticity Module: 23,000N per mm²
Flexibility Strength: 119N per mm²
Pressure Strength: 70N per mm²
Durability Class: 2

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