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DICA’s proprietary engineered thermoplastic material provides exceptional outrigger pad support in a variety of soil conditions.

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Drop them, drag them, submerge them in water, use them in freezing temps or searing heat. ​ DICA outrigger pads are unstoppable.

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Exceptional yield resistance and load transfer delivers unbreakable strength in an outrigger pad you can always trust.

Delivering the toughness, reliability and safety thousands of customers worldwide trust every day. Even NASA uses DICA outrigger pads!

Outrigger Pad Details

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Overview

The DICA Outrigger Pad Difference  There are many look-a-like outrigger pads on the market, these are not the same.

SafetyTech Outrigger Pads are engineered from top to bottom. We use a proprietary engineered thermoplastic formula that provides greater stiffness and strength. That performance can be seen in our crush ratings (up to 750 psi), maximum rated capacities (up to 325,000 lbs), FEA modeling and in field use.

SafetyTech Outrigger Pads have been awarded six patents that cover the innovative handle and pad designs that make our pads safe, ergonomic and easy to use. DICA SafetyTech Pads are also the only outrigger pad that is available in 3D Lift Plan.

  • Available in 3D Lift Plan
  • Stiffer and stronger proprietary material
  • Awarded six patents
  • Guaranteed Unbreakable
  • Made in the USA

 

What DICA Does For Us
“If a proper cost-benefit analysis is completed, including longevity, functionality and safety considerations, the lifetime outrigger pad that DICA produces is a no brainer.” – Mike Moser, My Fleet Department

What Size Outrigger Pad Do You Need?
SafetyTech outrigger pads are available in three categories; Medium Duty (1.0″ thick), Heavy Duty (2.0″ thick) and Super Duty (3.0″ and 4.0″ thick) and are designed for equipment typically up to 100 tons in capacity. As the thickness of a SafetyTech outrigger pad increases it has a greater ability to distribute higher loads over the ground.

The size and thickness of the outrigger pad you need depends on your equipment type/specifications and the soil bearing capacity.

The need to account for your soil bearing capacity as well as load is done using our easy 3 step fitting system. This industry-leading system provides you with an outrigger pad recommendation that includes the area and thickness your outrigger pads require to function safely.

See our 10 tips for a successful crane setup for more information on outrigger pad sizing and use.

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Details

U.S. and Canadian Patented

All SafetyTech® outrigger pads with TuffGrip® handles are patented in the United States and Canada.

  • U.S. Patent 8,814,121
  • U.S. Patent 9,254,821
  • U.S. Patent 9,550,657
  • U.S. Design Patent D686,794
  • Canadian Patent 2,821,073
  • Canadian Patent 2,860,490

Ergonomic TuffGrip® Handles – Standard on All Safety Tech Models

  • Guaranteed unbreakable
  • Comfortable and waterproof
  • UV, hydraulic fluid and road chemical resistant
  • Rigidity, shape and length reduces tripping hazards.
  • High visibility safety orange.

Personalization Options – Protect Your Investment

  • ID Stamping is available on all square and rectangular models.
  • Custom Engraving and Custom Decals are available on all models – including round.

Specialty Models

  • Cleated SafetyTech outrigger pads deliver improved ground traction in mud, snow or ice conditions.
  • Cavity SafetyTech outrigger pads are 3 or 4-sided cavity models that provide added outrigger foot security.
  • Recessed Radius pads are designed to contain the outrigger foot on concrete pumping equipment.
  • See our downloads page for more information on these models.

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Medium Duty

Do you use the following equipment? Medium Duty 1.0″ thick outrigger pads are likely the best fit for you, depending on your ground conditions.

  • Aerial Lifts
  • Bucket Trucks
  • Digger Derricks
  • Log Loaders
  • Trailers
  • Spyder Lifts

Definitions for Charts

  • Crush Rating – Limits the amount of pressure that can be placed on a pad to prevent potential shear failure or functional bending failure.
  • Working Load Limit – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad in a working environment.
  • Maximum Rated Capacity – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad for warranty purposes.

Product Sheets

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Custom Options

Safe Setup Resources

Heavy Duty

Do you use the following high capacity equipment? Heavy Duty 2.0″ thick outrigger pads are likely the best fit for you, depending on your ground conditions.

  • Boom Trucks
  • Telescopic Boom Trucks
  • Rough Terrain Cranes
  • All Terrain Cranes
  • Military Cranes
  • Hi-Lift Aerials
  • Concrete Pumps

Definitions for Charts

  • Crush Rating – Limits the amount of pressure that can be placed on a pad to prevent potential shear failure or functional bending failure.
  • Working Load Limit – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad in a working environment.
  • Maximum Rated Capacity – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad for warranty purposes.

Product Sheets

Contact Us

Custom Options

Safe Setup Resources

Super Duty

Do you use the following high capacity equipment? Super Duty 3.0″ and 4.0″ thick outrigger pads are likely the best fit for you, depending on your ground.

  • Boom Trucks
  • Telescopic Boom Trucks
  • Rough Terrain Cranes
  • All Terrain Cranes
  • Military Cranes
  • Hi-Lift Aerials

Definitions for Charts

  • Crush Rating – Limits the amount of pressure that can be placed on a pad to prevent potential shear failure or functional bending failure.
  • Working Load Limit – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad in a working environment.
  • Maximum Rated Capacity – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad for warranty purposes.

Product Sheets

Contact Us

Custom Options

Safe Setup Resources

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SafetyTech Outrigger Pads Color Options

Outrigger Pad Personalization

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Reviews

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These pads are AWESOME!! – Mark Adcock, Adcock Cranes

The DICA outrigger pads were lightweight, and heavy duty. The last time we sunk into the asphalt. These pads worked out very well to support our load and preserve the newly paved lot. – Steven J. Smith, Verizon Training Center

Our people like your outrigger pads so well because they’re easy to handle, put in place and to store them.  They also take the loads really well. – Dave Weiland, Hamilton Construction

Anyone operating a boom truck and or aerial equipment on cut off laminated beams for cribbing is doing what I did. It was suicide by boom truck. Once you’ve set up on DICA pads you’ll call your buds and brag. Seriously, even the handles are unbreakable. As for pricing, I did the shopping and you can’t find a better product at a better price. -Jeffery Spinelli, JLS Services

DICA plugged our data into their FIT performance calculator and presented us with several options. I liked that the company is family owned and proudly promotes their ‘Made in the USA’ products. DICA outrigger pads are the total package. Working with DICA and using their products is like hitting the EASY button. -Mike Wisnom, Jacobs Technology, NASA Test & Operations Support Contractor

In the fleet management world, performing a cost benefit analysis is essential when specifying any equipment. It is human nature to gravitate toward a lower cost product, which often does not result in the lowest “life cost”. We have looked at different outrigger pads over the years and the DICA products come out on top for most applications. If a proper cost benefit analysis is completed, including longevity, functionality and safety considerations, the lifetime pad that DICA produces is a no brainer. – Mike Mosher, My Fleet Department.

Sun Concrete Pumping has been utilizing DICA pads since 1998, replacing the common wood outrigger pads used in our industry. Because they have proven to be durable and reliable, these are used on all our pumps. -Jim Manson, Sun Concrete Pumping

DICA SafetyTech outrigger pads have been a great purchase for our department. We use them with backhoes and our 22 ton crane. They haven’t failed like other outrigger pads we’ve used. – Richard Bylsma, Long Beach Water Department

Very happy with the outrigger pads! Light and easy to move around whether one person or two is handling them. Easy to store too. – Jerry Carrasco, Mayer Pollock Steel Corp.

I don’t normally “endorse” safety products so to speak, but I was impressed with DICA’s product so much so that I am going to go out on a limb.  Their outrigger pads come in a variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses.  We own an industrial/carry deck crane and I got a set for our crane and they are great so far.  I can promise that I will never use wood outrigger pads again after having used these.  They are just so convenient not to mention lighter than wood which equals reduced strains.  If you aren’t already using this product for your fleet of cranes and bucket trucks, I would definitely give DICA a call. -Scott Day, Safe Day

I recommend DICA outrigger pads as the premium outrigger pads in the industry. I have tried other composite outrigger pads, and the DICA pads are lighter in weight, easier to use, and are basically indestructible compared to look alike outrigger pads. My oldest DICA pads have outperformed the newest competitor outrigger pads hands down. –John Hultgren

This is the best money we’ve spent all year! – Jim Mahan, Abilene High Lift Aerial

I setup (on Safety Tech outrigger pads) and I’m good and tight, there’s none of this flexing around. I also love em’ because the handles are easy on your hand, they’re short and you can roll them.  I run a 50 ton crane and there is a lot of pressure on these outrigger pads. They don’t even bend. –George, Southwest Industrial Rigging

photo-review2We use DICA outrigger pads on all of our trucks that have outriggers, and they are virtually indestructible. DICA also has awesome customer service! – Dan Deyle, Michael Grimm Services, Inc.

We’re doing really good with your outrigger pads, they’ve outlasted all our older style to date. – Steven Lambert, Villeneuve Construction

The reviews from our folks have been very positive.  Our outrigger pad set-ups have a new degree of stability and that offers more confidence to the crews.  You’ve got a top rate product (SafetyTech outrigger pads) and were thankful we went the direction we did. -Bob Roberts, New York State Electric & Gas

DICA makes a superior product. Their stiffer pads and better customer service will make me a lifelong customer. -Dan Sundermeier, American Arborist

These are the best outrigger pads we have ever used. We have been using the same DICA outrigger pads for 10 years to place under the outriggers of the trucks that we dielectrically and acoustically test. You will not have to rebuild them like the wood outrigger pads. I would recommend DICA outrigger pads to anyone who uses outriggers. –Mike Harbaugh, Protective Equipment Testing Laboratory

The DICA Safety Tech outrigger pads are doing a great job for us. I’ve been trying to purchase these for quite some time. We have been using wood outrigger pads for years and they just do not last. CWO2 Cliff Williford, USMC

It’s a great outrigger pad product and I’ll say your name anytime anyone ever asks for a pad. It’s never let me down! –Darin Fronabarger, Fronabarger Conveying & Concrete

The lightweight, high quality material of the DICA Outrigger Pad is very impressive. Easy to setup and can withstand the rough terrain in Africa. They work great with the RT Mobile cranes. –Kevin Schmid, Alistair Equipment Tanzania

Your outrigger pads are working excellent. They’re easy to handle and fit our constant challenge of ergonomics. –George Baxter, Progress Energy

To say the very least, we love them. Your outrigger pads have really been a welcome addition to our mobile crane fleet. Kenny Blanchard, CF Industries

We really like the new DICA outrigger pads we purchased, for their lightweight usability. We had 2.5″ wood outrigger pads with our old truck and they did not get used as much as they should have because of the weight. Your outrigger pads are much safer, cleaner and nicer looking. We look forward to many years of use from them. – Tom Cook

The SafetyTech outrigger pads are working amazing, they are as strong as you say and help with the footprint even more than I thought they would. I’m telling everybody I talk to, they need to make this investment. – Robert Hicks Johnson’s Wrecker Service Orlando, FL

We are extremely happy with our DICA Outrigger Pads as they are extremely durable, user friendly, and have become a integral component of safe outrigger setup here at Sutherland Concrete and A.J.’s Concrete Pumping. – Scott Sutherland, Sutherland Concrete Pumping

I honestly can say we now enjoy setting up my Manitex 1970c. No more looking for busted up plywood to place under delaminated wooden beams. It was really getting ugly. If you’re not using DICA outrigger pads, you need to give them a call. Your set up team will have more respect knowing that you made the best investment money can buy. -Jeffery Spinelli, JLS Services

FAQs

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

Q. Why are Safety Tech outrigger pads better than other plastic outrigger pads?

From a strength standpoint, SafetyTech material is engineered with a molecular weight of 4.5 million to 8 million. These extremely long molecular chains result in an incredibly tough material that more effectively transfers the load. Other plastic outrigger pad material can have a molecular weight as low as 500,000.  

Q. How do your outrigger pads compare to wood outrigger pads?

Wood is a natural material with a very high absorption rate. Due to absorption, wood fibers will splinter crack and break and have large variations of strength, stiffness and reliability under pressure. All of which lead to unsafe conditions.  In comparison, Safety Tech outrigger pads constructed of engineered thermoplastic are virtually impervious to absorption and are guaranteed against splintering, cracking and breaking because of their reliable molecular, strength and stiffness properties.
Please see the Safety Tech outrigger pad our Safety Tech vs. Wood page.

Q. Do Safety Tech outrigger pads have a warranty?
Yes, put simply, “if you break it, we’ll replace it. Guaranteed.”  For more information see our warranty page.

Q. Can our company name be added to your outrigger pads?
Yes, we can engrave a company name or logo on the surface of all Safety Tech outrigger pads. ID stamping is also available on all square or rectangular Safety Tech outrigger pads.We currently do not offer personalization for FiberMax FRP outrigger pads.

Q. Do your outrigger pads conduct electricity or create static electricity?
No. please see our usage and inspection guidelines page.

Q. What are the minimum and maximum temperature operating ranges?
-40 to 180 Fahrenheit / -40 to 82.22 Celsius

Q. Do you offer custom outrigger pad sizes, shapes and thicknesses?
Yes, in addition to our 30+ standard models we regularly work with customers to design outrigger pad products specific to their needs.

Q. Are your outrigger pads resistant to water and chemicals?
Yes, they are impervious to water and resistant to chemicals commonly found on construction sites, parking areas and roads. Please contact us if you are concerned about a particular chemical.

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DICA makes fitting as easy as 1, 2, 3!
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The customer provides DICA with the equipment specifications of make, model, maximum outrigger reaction force and float dimensions.

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DICA determines the appropriate outrigger pad or crane pad thickness based on the equipment specifications.

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The area of the pad is selected based on projected ground conditions, application and customer need.

Or, ready to place your order? Call us at (800) 610-3422

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