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1. (WO2017151244) HYBRID CRANE MATS WITH LIFTING ELEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151244    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/014661
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E01C 5/22
E01C 9/08
E01C 5/14
Applicants: QUALITY MAT COMPANY
Inventors: PENLAND, JR., Joe
CALVERT, Scott
RICHARDSON, Chris, L.
CARBAUGH, Mike
Title: HYBRID CRANE MATS WITH LIFTING ELEMENTS
Abstract:
An industrial mat having a supporting structure; an upper layer provided above the supporting structure for forming an upper surface of the mat, a lower layer provided below the supporting structure for providing a lower surface of the mat; and lifting elements attached to the upper layer, the lower layer or the supporting structure. The lifting elements include a loop portion which is receivable in an opening of the industrial mat, such that said loop portion in a storage position is maintained at or below the working surface.