Mobile Crane Support Handbook

Respected crane industry professional and author David Duerr's P.E., new Mobile Crane Support Handbook is now available. We highly recommend it to any organization seeking information regarding the design and engineering of supports for mobile crane installations. Below is a overview from the back…
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American Cranes & Transport: Ground Control

DICA was recently featured in the rigging review section of January 2015 issue of American Cranes & Transport.  The entire article can be read below or using the above link. We are very proud to have a continuing role in safe setup of NASA's launch and maintenance activities.  For more information…
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New Features Increase FiberMax® Crane Pad Performance

December 17, 2014 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) Since its introduction in early 2014, several new features have been developed for the FiberMax® crane pad product line, from DICA® Outrigger Pads. The new features include a static dissipation strip, corner cribbing, and additional rigging hardware options.…
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DICA Outrigger Pad Rack Highlighted

The newly introduced DICA ZeroLift Pad Rack has been highlighted in several industry leading websites and magazines.  Link to the respective articles below or read the excerpt from Utility Fleet Professional to learn how ZeroLift provides a simple and safe way for RT crane users to transport outrigger…
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Crane & Rigging Hotline Highlights FiberMax® Crane Pads

Crane & Rigging Hotline highlights FiberMax® Crane Mats in the product focus section of their July 2014 issue. See the full article here or read below.  You can also see our web page for more information on how FiberMax crane pads deliver maximum strength, maximum rigidity and revolutionary…

AC&T Interviews DICA CEO Kris Koberg

D. Ann Shiffler at American Cranes & Transport recently sat down to interview DICA CEO, Kris Koberg.  The interview appears on page 31 and 32 of the May 2014 issue and includes topics covering DICA company history and how we started with outrigger pads, the dynamics of working in a family business,…
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Avoiding the Slippery Slope - Ground Conditions for Cranes

Tracy Bennett recently authored “Avoiding the Slippery Slope: Crane Setup Starts with Solid Ground Conditions” in the October 2014 issue of Crane & Rigging Hot Line. DICA contributed to the article by defining Ground Load Rating and Soil Bearing Capacity and providing images…
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DICA Welcomes Visitors to New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

Sept. 8, 2014 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA® Outrigger Pads recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house last month to celebrate its move a year ago to new a headquarters, manufacturing, and distribution facility in Guthrie Center, Iowa. The event was attended by more than 100 members of…
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DICA Outrigger Pads Assist Future NASA Missions in Space

Safe Setup on the Ground for Future NASA Missions in Space October 13, 2014 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) — Whether NASA is employing new technology to launch vehicles into near space or simply lifting heavy components with cranes on the ground, providing a safe setup is essential to the job. Recently, Safety…