Blackwood Lumber starts with treated Southern Yellow Pine; each board has 1/4" milled out of the topside. Once the boards are milled, the rubber from reground tires is infused into the boards 6mm thick. The rubber then sits just above flush with the surface of the lumber so that the rubber always makes the first contact with equipment. Blackwood is said to be safer and stronger when compared to other materials such as standard lumber, rubber, or metal.
Benefits of Blackwood:
SAFER - Blackwood provides superior traction on any surface its applied to. From trailers to boat docks, Blackwood Lumber prevents slipping and makes loading equipment easier and safer, even in wet conditions.
STRONGER - Blackwood is made with the highest quality lumber, which is strengthened by the fusion process. The industrial grade rubber infused in Blackwood is the same rubber used at gun ranges to absorb bullets. Blackwood is made to withstand heavy impact that would crack and damage normal lumber.
LONGER - The rubber infusion in Blackwood doesn't fade or crack like lumber. It also doesn't stain and can be easily cleaned with water. Blackwood lasts longer than normal lumber and will keep your trailer or other surface looking new and professional for years to come.
Since Felling started offering Blackwood decking late last year they have built a few of their show trailers with this option. "It's created quite a buzz. Initially I think it's the appearance of the decking that catches their attention with it being so distinctive, then you add in the safety aspect and there it is. Operator safety is huge. Blackwood offers increased traction which equals safer loading and safety features help save everyone's bottom line," said Ed Steinemann, Felling Trailers' National Accounts Manager. Felling has seen an increasing amount of interest for the Blackwood option, especially in the Rental Industry where Rumber decking has been the option of choice. For more information, visit www.felling.com or call 1.800.245.2809.
About Felling Trailers, Inc.
Felling Trailers is a family owned and operated full line trailer manufacturer located in Central Minnesota that was started in 1974 by Mr. Merle J. Felling. Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to two factory and office complexes that today cover over 260,000 square feet. Felling Trailers currently manufactures over 5,000 trailers a year ranging from a 3,000 lb utility trailer to a 120,000 lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 240 models. Felling’s pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Their engineers utilize the latest industry leading design techniques along with their experienced metal craftsmen and cutting edge technology to turn its customers’ conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling Trailers' current capabilities allow them to provide a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. For more information, you can visit them on the web at www.felling.com, or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.