Read from our selection of archived articles on the outrigger and crane pad industry. We regularly update news to keep you up to date with the dynamic world of crane and outrigger pads.

Tracy Bennet

​Tracy Bennett to Lead Lift & Move USA program

The below article first appeared December 6, 2017, on International Crane and Specialized Transport. Additional information about Lift & Move USA can be found on their website. Lift & Move USA is a fantastic organization that focuses on promoting careers in the crane, rigging, and specialized…
Joe Penland Quality Mat Company

Risks of Hardwood Timber Crane Mats

The below article, titled, Risks with matting was written by Mike Chalmers and appears on pages 58-59 in the October 2017 issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport. It covers a recent presentation given by Joe Penland of Quality Mat Company at the 2017 SC&RA Crane & Rigging…

DICA the Official Crane Pad Sponsor for Lift & Move USA Careers Event

DICA was proud to be the official crane pad sponsor for the recent Lift and Move USA careers event held November 15th, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA. A set of four FM8x5x10 FiberMax Crane Pads were used with a Liebherr LTM 1200 for a special lift performed at the event. The event, hosted by Deep South…
Work Safety Clothing

High Visibility Clothing: Then and Now

A recent post written by Brian Zinkle on Hi-Viz Safety Clothing first appeared on Transporation Safety Apparel. We want to thank Brian and TSA for recommending DICA as an example of worker safety in a variety of fields. Please see here for his excellent article or scroll to read it in its…
Transportation Safety Apparel

Proven Ways to Reduce Construction Workplace Accidents

The below post, written by Brian Zinkle first appeared on Transportation Safety Apparel. It contains excellent data on the risks associated with construction activities and fundamental steps that can be taken to help mitigate the risks. You can read the article at Transportation Safety Apparel…
ProStack Interlocking Plastic Cribbing

New Smaller Blocks & Pads Added to ProStack Interlocking Cribbing Line

Nov 2, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA’s new ProStack™ Cribbing products have been expanded to include smaller Medium Duty interlocking blocks and pad sizes. The reduced size is specifically designed for aerial devices and digger derricks where additional cribbing height is needed to support and…
Cavity Pad Plus Inverted Bevel

Cavity Pad Plus Joins SafetyTech Outrigger Pad Product Line

October 10, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA introduced Cavity Pad Plus Outrigger Pads at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), held Oct. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky. The Cavity Pad Plus model joins the company’s SafetyTech® Outrigger Pad product line. SafetyTech Outrigger…
DICA Outrigger Pad Catalog

NEW DICA Product Catalog Launched

DICA announces the availability of a new comprehensive product catalog featuring its SafetyTech Outrigger Pads, ProStack Cribbing, and FiberMax Crane Pads. Other products included in the catalog are Ground Protection Mats, Wheel Chocks and Brackets, and TrainSmart Pole Barriers. SafetyTech Outrigger…
DICA Outrigger Pads

DICA now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

DICA got its start by talking with and listening to the customer. Our founder, Dick Koberg, wasn’t even in the outrigger pad business, but as a representative for fiberglass utility bodies, he listened when a customer asked him, “Can you build me a better outrigger pad?” That’s the question…
Kris Koberg_DICA_Improve Outrigger Pad Performance

Simple Ways to Improve Outrigger Pad and Crane Mat Performance on Hard Ground

Operators often think of using outrigger pads when they are setting up cranes or other outrigger-enabled equipment on soft ground. But very hard ground presents its own challenges for sufficiently reducing the ground bearing pressure. Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, recently addressed this issue in a Guest…