Earlier this month, DICA Outrigger Pads and Crane Pads were on display in more than 15 locations around the show at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, Nev. DICA’s Outrigger pads and Crane pads were setup under the outriggers of many pieces of equipment, from small industrial cranes, to large all-terrain cranes at booths like Manitowoc, Elliott, Broderson, Terex, Tadano, Link-Belt, Altec and Versalift/TIME.
“DICA was literally the outrigger pad of choice for equipment manufacturers who were displaying various cranes, aerial lifts, and drilling equipment,” said Kris Koberg, CEO. We were honored to have so many industry respected companies trust our outrigger pads and crane pads at this high profile event.”
SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads were also featured in the Lift Safety Zone, where the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators demonstrated how outrigger ground bearing pressure changes as the boom moves from one lifting quadrant to another. Digital displays connected to each outrigger pad took live measurements of the forces exerted under each outrigger as the operator repositioned the boom.
“Knowing the maximum pressure the crane will exert on each outrigger during operation is an important piece of information for safe crane setup,” said Koberg. “NCCCO’s demonstration provided an excellent visual reminder of how outrigger reaction forces change depending on the boom and load configuration.”
A new product for crane operator certification practical examiners also made its debut in the Lift Safety Zone. DICA’s TrainSmartPole Barriers, designed to NCCCO specifications, provides practical examiners with a 100% maintenance-free solution for setting up crane operator exam courses.
In addition, A1A Software, maker of 3D Lift Plan, announced it has added data for FiberMax® Crane Pads and SafetyTech Outrigger Pads in 3D Lift Plan’s crane mats library. “Now 3D Lift Plan users can select the best possible load distribution option based on the projected ground bearing pressures and lift specifications,” said Koberg. FiberMax and SafetyTech are the only crane and outrigger pads approved for use in 3D Lift Plan.