A Better Crane Pad

Radical Savings

Wood and steel crane mats need replacing every few years. They frequently require an additional truck to transport and take extra time to set up and tear down. Up to 60% lighter FiberMax Crane Pads last 20+ years, eliminate a dedicated truck and trailer and consistently reduce your setup and teardown times.

The Engineered Difference

The bi-directional shear web design of our crane outrigger pads was originally developed for bridges. This engineered construction, manufactured with incredibly strong, stiff and lightweight materials allows FiberMax Crane Pads to provide the same strength properties as steel crane pads but weigh up to 60% less. 

Strength and Rigidity

FiberMax Crane Pads are engineered to provide maximum strength and rigidity for cranes with lifting capacities up to 600 tons. With crush ratings up to 1,000 psi and rated capacities of up to 375,000 lbs, our crane outrigger pads are a cost-saving and high-performance solution for many of today’s largest mobile cranes.

Model Specific Owner’s Manual

All FiberMax Crane Pads come with a robust 10-page Owner’s Manual. It provides projected performance graphs, usage guidelines, and technical specifications so your crews and planners can provide documentation to site owners regarding the performance characteristics of our crane outrigger pads.

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Sizing Your Crane Pads

Everyday Fitting Process

The purpose of our Everyday Pad Sizing Process is to assist customers with selecting Crane and Outrigger Pads for their specific equipment and situation that meet or exceed defined everyday operational needs.

Our 3 step process identifies the equipment loads and specifies a target ground bearing pressure to identify the outrigger pad area required to meet the specific inputs. Choose “Request a Quote” below to start this process.

FIT Assessment

A FIT Assessment is a DICA report that includes crane mat and other product recommendations and verifications based on customer inputs specific to their equipment and situation. 

The report captures the Everyday Pad Sizing information and validates the product recommendation to ensure the area requirements and product ratings are in compliance. Choose “FIT Assessment” below to start this process.

 

MEGA DUTY  

EQUIPMENT

• Mobile Cranes
• Concrete Pumpers 
• Aerial Devices
• Equipment requiring a foundation area of 20 to 100 sq. ft. 

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

• Bi-directional shear web design
• Impervious to chemicals and water
• Hi-Viz standard frames
• Foot placement target & non-slip wear surface
• Corner reflective hazard tape

• Weighs up to 60% less than steel crane pads
• Huge transportation cost savings
• Pads can quickly pay for themselves
• 20+ year lifespan
• Made in the USA

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TESTIMONIALS & FAQs

Testimonials

We are using the FiberMax Crane Pads on our new Liebherr and the operator and crew couldn’t be happier. Their reason is that they are easy to handle, confidence in the product and they look professional. We also like that they weigh half as much as our wood/steel plated crane pads.

I will admit when I received the quote I was a little sticker shocked until I started to calculate what I have spent on the wood mats that last only a couple years, adding the steel plates and the labor to do so. The FiberMax Pads with their ease of handling, lightweight, professional look, confidence, and longevity are going to pay for themselves in just a few years.

The customer service you receive from DICA is outstanding. They are always there to answer any question you have. We also use their SafetyTech Outrigger Pads on some of our smaller cranes and the operators say they are outstanding. We will definitely be continuing our relationship with DICA. -Joe Estep, Connelly Crane Rental

Our operators love the crane pads! It gives us confidence and our customers peace of mind when we have to make a max pick. When we know the crane is setup on an engineered pad and solid ground the operator is not constantly watching his outrigger but can focus his attention on the lift taking place. This one set of pads has proven so valuable to us that we are looking at another 4 sets of crane pads. – Ronnie Wagstaff, Wagstaff Crane

We’ve used 4×4 crane pads and 6×6 timbers with steel plate on top. They got old and from being wet, started rotting in the center. FiberMax crane pads give you a lot of confidence. It makes you feel better when you’re up there and you’ve got a bunch of people down here counting on you. -JJ Southwest Industrial Rigging

FiberMax crane pads deliver exceptional performance not only because of their ground load ratings but also for their lightweight and ease of handling which equals lower transportation costs. – Maverick Black

The DICA crane pads are working great in our crane service fleet. They provide easy transport and storage onboard our cranes. Allows a quick set up in the busy West Philadelphia streets. – James Cassalia, CMC Equipment Rental

I recently received a new set of 4’x6’x4″ DICA crane pads. I will say at first I was unsure of the lightweight yellow pad.  Prior to, I was using 5’x7’x8″ white oak crane pads. Wood was all we’ve ever used so I’ve never really given it much thought there could be something better. The biggest problem we had with the wood crane pads was the weight. A set of four weighs around 10,500 lbs. They were effective but heavy and hard to handle. When we received the DICA crane pads, I really felt they were too thin. Much to my surprise they turned out to be as strong as they are yellow. I quickly found my crane, once leveled stayed level. No more bowing or sinking on one side like when using wood pads. I’m sold on the DICA crane pads, a set of four weighs just over 6,400 lbs.  The new pads have freed up more weight and space on my rigging trailer for other things I need. I am completely sold on these crane pads, thanks DICA! – Greg Ormund, Southern Crane

 

FAQs

Q. What size crane pad do I need?
Please see our start your fitting page.

Q. Are there any chemicals to avoid when using FiberMax crane pads?
No.  This is one of the significant advantage of fiberglass materials.  These same materials are used in the most corrosive environments in the world and will outperform steel crane pads and wood crane pads in the most common situations.  Nothing encountered on a typical job site will have any effect on the fiberglass materials used in FiberMax crane pads.

Q. What is the expected lifetime of FiberMax crane pads in a wet or dry environments?
Wet or dry environments have no affect on our fiberglass materials and will not limit their service life.  The same material is utilized for applications in submerged salt water and extremely dry desert environments. The typical failure of these pads would be from damage during handling.  You can expect 20+ years of service life from FiberMax crane pads. 

Q. Are FiberMax crane pads susceptible to UV deterioration?
UV will not affect the structural integrity of the mats for at least 40 years. The resins in the crane pads have UV inhibitors that greatly slow UV degradation. We also apply a secondary coating that also has extremely good UV stabilization.

Q. What ability do FiberMax crane pads have to resist damage caused by point loading from rocks, crawler tracks or forklifts impacting the sides?
It’s best to minimize rocks on the crane pad surface or underside to prevent the potential for point load damage. To protect the pads from the abrasion of crawler tracks, we apply Matacyrl as a wear surface.  The Matacyrl is made of aluminum oxide and is applied in a 3/8” thickness to the top surface of the pad.  It has very good crushing resistance and holds up well to crawler tracks.   A protective steel frame around the entire perimeter of the crane mat prevents forks from damaging or penetrating the interior.

Q. What is inside the FiberMax crane pad?
An internal bi-directional I-beam network encased in closed cell foam.

Q. What makes FiberMax crane pads work at such a reduced weight?
The solid laminate surface, internal bi-directional I-beam network and closed cell foam are the major components. They deliver the performance that allows the pads to weigh up to 60% less weight than wood crane pads or steel crane pads – while being just as strong. This technology was originally developed  and used for vehicle bridges.

Q. Are additional lifting hardware options available for FiberMax crane pads?
Yes, Crosby® lifting points, D-rings, and stack & pin options are available in addition to standard J-Hooks.

Q. Will my FiberMax crane pads ship regular freight or flatbed?
We work with you to determine the best freight method for your shipment.

Q. Are all FiberMax crane pads individually load tested?
FiberMax crane pads have undergone extensive independent physical testing at North Carolina State University, the results have been built into our specific FEA models. Individual pads are not load tested as part of the manufacturing process.  

Q. Can our company name be added to FiberMax crane pads?
Yes, your company name will be added to the rating plate on each FiberMax crane pad. Please call us for additional personalizations needs.

Q. What are the minimum and maximum temperature operational ranges of FiberMax crane pads?
-40°F to 131°F / -40C to +55C.  FiberMax crane pads will work outside this range, but there will begin to be a reduction in performance.  Please contact us if this is a concern for you.

Q. Are FiberMax crane pads subject to creep?
Fiberglass materials are typically not subject to creep unless under high temperature (much higher than the operating range detail) and high loads.

Q. Are there any grounds for replacement?
Yes, please see our warranty page for replacement information.

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