DICA will introduce boom truck, aerial lift, and digger derrick owners to an exciting new cribbing product during ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas this March. The ProStack™ Plastic Cribbing Block System has been developed with an interlocking design that safely provides additional height under outrigger floats when setting up in uneven ground conditions.
ProStack Cribbing has three basic parts; a base outrigger pad, interlocking cribbing blocks and a high friction top grip pad. The base ProStack Outrigger Pad is manufactured with a pyramid-shaped surface that interlocks with the cribbing blocks. On top of the base pad, operators stack layers of (2) 6”x12”x24” cribbing blocks with the pyramid-shape surface, that lock into the base pad. Lastly, a ProStack Grip Pad is placed on top of the stack to protect the pyramid surface on the cribbing blocks and provide a high friction surface for the outrigger foot.
“ProStack is designed to provide height for operators in environments where there are significant changes in grade. It is designed to be used under boom trucks, digger derricks, and aerial bucket trucks, or any equipment with outrigger loads that do not exceed 110,000 pounds,” says Kris Koberg, CEO. “Typically, an operator’s only job-site options are stacking timbers or some sort of wood that they can find on site to provide height. Wood has its own inherent set of issues, besides the fact that it doesn’t interlock, which can lead to the cribbing slipping and causing a significant problem. ProStack cribbing solves this problem in an engineered and dependable way.”
The ProStack product line boasts benefits that are hallmarks of DICA products: Strong and ergonomic, impervious to environmental conditions, and manufactured from quality engineered materials.
“ProStack cribbing locks together to create a more secure set-up under the outrigger foot” says Koberg. “The more load you exert on the set-up the more it locks together, and the more it locks together the safer your set-up.”
ProStack™ will be available in three Cribbing Kit Options that include either a DR36-2, DR42-2 and DR48-2 base outrigger pad, along with 4 cribbing blocks and 1 grip pad. ProStack individual parts will also be available for purchase. The new ProStack product line will be on display at Booth C201571 in Central Hall and in the Gold Lot at Booth G4011.
SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads and FiberMax® Crane Pads will also be on display around the show as part of other exhibitors’ crane, aerial, and drilling equipment displays, including: Altec, Broderson, DuraTech Industries, Elliott, Liebherr, Link-Belt, Maeda, Manitowoc, Reachmaster, Spiradrill, Tadano, Terex, TIME Mfg., and at the Lift Safety Zone hosted by International Powered Access Federation and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
DICA, Guthrie Center, Iowa, has been specializing in building a better outrigger pad since 1988. By creating engineered solutions for improving equipment stability and ergonomic safety, DICA is leading the way in product innovation for outrigger pads, crane pads and cribbing.
DICA outrigger pads and crane pads are used in 38 countries and on 6 continents around the world in construction, maintenance, electrical utility, oil and gas and tree care as well as local, state and federal government agencies. Learn more at www.dicausa.com.