As a Master Distributor, Bluff Manufacturing can provide the best pricing for Turtle Plastic Composite Lumber.
Bluff Manufacturing is pleased to present the line of Turtle Plastics industrial matting, cribbing, and wedges. The entire line is made in the USA of 100% recycled plastic.
Dura Stat® Composite Lumber for Static Loads
Smooth pieces are molded then cut for indoor/outdoor use
- Available in cylindrical, square and rectangular shapes.
- Proprietary HDPE blend provides consistent, high-tensile strength.
- Profiles up to 12” x 16”.
- Lengths up to 24′.
- If slippage is an issue, use Dura Crib® cribbing.
SEVEN REASONS WHY PLASTIC IS BETTER THAN LUMBER
- Our components are produced from a proprietary, 100% recycled plastic blend for added durability.
- Our construction process creates a far safer, stronger and longer lasting method than the wood that is normally used to assist with forklift maintenance. (See chart below for the attributes of plastic versus wood).
- Resistant to gas, oil, chemicals, even blood.
- 50 year warranty against splitting, rotting, absorption, termites and mold
- Lightweight and splinter free
- Lumber can have hidden knots, splits and insects which can make it unreliable under stress
- Standard color is black; also available in Hi-Vis yellow
- Standard sizes for repeatable support
PLASTIC –VS– WOOD
Cribbing – Technical Specs
- Active versus Static Cribbing
Active cribbing is used when a person is working near the cribbing. Static (or passive) cribbing is used to keep material off the ground to allow a forklift to operate.
- Design Strength
Crossgrain bearing design strength for traditional wood cribbing varies by wood species and quality (evenness of grain, presence of knots, etc.) from 200 PSI to 1000PSI. Plastic cribbing can sustain up to 700-1200 PSI creating a safer, longer-lasting and more durable cribbing base.
- TOM (technical operations manual)
Available upon request.
For test data and MSDS information, visit http://turtleplastics.com/category/products/testing/
Army Corps of Engineers
The Army Corps of Engineers is the leading source of cribbing information and recommends the following cribbing guidelines.
- The bottom layer should be solid to spread the load, especially on soil or asphalt paving.
- Limit height to 3 times width (shortest width for non-square cribs).
- Overlap corner by 4 inches to assure slow crush-type failure.
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers