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    A lot easier than trying to lay PSP landing matt to make a road.

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    It looks interesting, but it also looks like it's one of those things that you could use once. Crane mats and swamp mats are super thick for a reason, and they still get chewed up and destroyed. I feel like if you drove over this once those ribs are going to bend. After a few vehicles it's going to be "U" shaped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    It looks interesting, but it also looks like it's one of those things that you could use once. Crane mats and swamp mats are super thick for a reason, and they still get chewed up and destroyed. I feel like if you drove over this once those ribs are going to bend. After a few vehicles it's going to be "U" shaped.
    I suspect you are correct. I have a couple of 7 by 10 ft mats that work really well for a semi tractor but even then, if the concentrated weight of jack staands supporting a truck is left on them for an extended period of time they will deform even at over 3 inches thick
    Perforated steel landing mat needed a relatively stable base under it as well once all panels were interlocked after a few landings you could almost never count on relocating it to another landing zone. but it made a great motor park surface and good hooch's and trench liners.



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