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SafetyTech Outrigger Pads Receive 6th Patent for Recessed Handle Design

February 24, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA has received U.S. patent No. 9,550,657, issued in January 2017, for its unique handle system on SafetyTech® outrigger pads. This is the sixth patent to be awarded for integrated SafetyTech and TuffGrip® designs. The patent covers all recessed handles…
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SafetyTech Outrigger Pad Case Study for Construction Crane Applications

The Customer’s Business Crane Service Inc., a full-service crane rental and rigging company serving Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, owns a fleet of more than 130 cranes ranging from 8.5 tons to 550 tons. Since 2005, the company has used SafetyTech® outrigger pads with cranes rated at 75 tons or less. Safety…
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JHam Consulting to Present Crane Assembly and Disassembly Checklists at Conexpo-Con/Agg

There are ten education tracks slated this year for Conexpo-Con/Agg. Of the ten, the Crane, Rigging and Aerial Lifts track, will feature many worthwhile sessions. Be sure to check out Crane Assembly and Disassembly Checklists, presented by Jeff Hammons, President of JHam Group Consulting. Hammons…
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DICA is Official Outrigger Pad Sponsor of Lift & Move USA Career Event

January 25, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA will participate in the Lift & Move USA event hosted by ALL Crane, part of the ALL Family of Companies, in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 14,  2017. As the official outrigger pad sponsor, DICA will supply a set of FiberMax Mega Duty FM 6x4x6 crane pads under…
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DICA Expands Presence at Conexpo-Con/Agg

December 9, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA will display it’s Made in the USA SafetyTech® outrigger pads and FiberMax® crane pads from two booth locations at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg show, to be held March 7-11 in Las Vegas—C20571 and G4022. “We have doubled our footprint in this important…

Safety Lessons for Crane Users from Deepwater Horizon

A recent blog post by David Vaucher MBA, MENG an oil and gas industry data analyst, about the movie Deepwater Horizon, is worth reading and using in safety training. The movie highlights the fact that many individuals attempted to stop the job, but were overridden for the sake of the schedule. As…
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Standard Outrigger Pad Use Policies Improve Safety

Many crane rental companies and DICA customers often report having standard policies in place regarding the use of outrigger pads or crane pads. DICA recommends using outrigger pads or cranes pads every time outriggers are deployed. The recent article, "Experienced but not competent?" on page 41 in…
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DICA to exhibit at World of Concrete 2017

October 13, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA, manufacturer, of the ergonomically friendly SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads, will display products for concrete pumping contractors at World of Concrete 2017 (Booth C6879). Recessed Radius SafetyTech outrigger pads are guaranteed unbreakable due to their…
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Lightweight FiberMax Crane Pads Improve Transport Options for Crane Companies

Permitting for mobile cranes across states and other jurisdictions can be a frustrating process. Central to the problem are various differences in allowable axles and allowable weights and the definition of non-divisible load. A September 2016 article in American Cranes & Transport, “A permitting…