DICA announces the introduction of new Heavy Duty models to its FiberMax® Crane Pad product line, which will be shown at ConExpo-Con/Agg in March in Las Vegas. The five new models of HD FiberMax Crane Pads fill a gap between the 175,000 lb. and 325,000 lb. rated capacity models.
The smallest in the series is the FM6x4x6-HD, providing 24 sq. ft. area and a maximum rated capacity of 250,000 lbs. The largest in the series is the FM8x6x6-HD, providing 48 sq. ft. area and a maximum rated capacity of 250,000 lbs. All HD models boast crush ratings of 600 psi. Mid-size model FM7x5x6-HD is available as an in-stock item, ready for rapid delivery.
“The heavy duty rating was achieved by increasing the overall thickness of the top surface layer which makes the pads stronger and stiffer, giving us the ability to support and distribute higher outrigger loads with an overall thinner and lighter solution. The thickness of the HD pads is only 6.75 and overall weight of the HD pads is still far lighter than steel crane pads,” said Kris Koberg, CEO.
“FiberMax HD crane pads achieve steel crane pad performance characteristics at weight savings up to 70%, lowering overall transportation costs for users. Lower transportation costs equal lower total cost of ownership benefits. These pads have the potential to pay for themselves in your first year of use.”
Updated Frames and Corner Cribbing
FiberMax crane pads now feature standard Hi-Viz orange frames. “The yellow crane pads with orange frames really stand out on the jobsite, contributing to an atmosphere of safety,” said Kris Koberg. “Our C-channel frames are made of lightweight steel, which keeps the overall weight low while protecting the pad’s interior for use in rugged construction applications.”
Corner Cribbing Bars eliminate the need for operators to place temporary cribbing between each crane pad when stacking them for storage and using forklifts to move them. By upsizing the bars to 2×2 inches over the previous 1×1 inch dimension, it is now easier for forklifts to quickly and easily lift the crane pads, thereby eliminating pinch hazards between stacked mats. The Corner Cribbing option can be added to any non-HD FiberMax crane pad model.
During ConExpo, DICA will highlight FiberMax HD Crane Pads at Booth G4011 in the Gold Lot and SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads at Booth C20571 in Central Hall. Additional products will be on display in both DICA locations including the new ProStack™ Cribbing line and the ZeroLift® Outrigger Pad Rack.
SafetyTech Outrigger Pads and FiberMax Crane Pads are also 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.