FAQs & TESTIMONIALS
Q. What size outrigger pad do I need?
Call 800-610-3422 or click here to provide your contact information. We’ll ask a few basic questions about your equipment, current products and results you’re seeing. Our team will detail the best options for you based on your equipment, application, and desired results.
Q. Are other plastic outrigger pads just like DICA’s?
No, they are definitely not the same. DICA has developed a proprietary formula and specifications that maximize our product consistency, strength, performance, and rigidity.
Q. Your competitor says their material comes from the same factory?
There are only a handful of factories in the world that can produce the quality of material that we have developed. However, it is not the same material formula and does not have our specifications or performance.
Q. But, your competitor tells me their pads are the same as DICA’s, how can you prove your pads are better?
See our product ratings for the quantifiable performance of DICA SafetyTech Outrigger Pads. Then ask our competitors how they came up with their product ratings, how they developed them and if they can project how their pads will perform in different loading and ground conditions?
The truth is, the product ratings many of our competitors are using today are former DICA product ratings. DICA did the work to develop the ratings many of our competitors are using today. DICA has developed its product ratings based on our material formulation, physical testing and FEA modeling in various soil conditions. Based on this data, we provide users with clear usage direction. We know what we are selling, how it will perform and provide that information to customer daily.
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 leads to unsafe conditions. In comparison, Safety Tech Outrigger Pads constructed of DICA’s proprietary engineered thermoplastic are virtually impervious to absorption and are guaranteed against splintering, cracking and breaking because of their reliable molecular, strength and stiffness properties. For more information, please see 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 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.
These pads are AWESOME!! – Mark Adcock, Adcock Cranes
The DICA Outrigger Pads are great I wish we had bought them sooner. My guess is they are the last pads I will ever buy unless I buy an additional crane – I think they will last forever. – Dan Muffoletto, Custom Welding & Fabricating
Our people like your outrigger pads because they’re easy to handle, put in place and to store. They also take the loads really well. – Dave Weiland, Hamilton Construction
Our SafetyTech Outrigger Pads are working great. Customers at job sites are impressed with the quality of these pads. -Dave Hartford, Brennan’s Crane Service
I love all of our DICA Outrigger Pads, and so do all of my employees. I want you to know that every crane in my fleet is equipped with a set of DICA Pads, and always will. -Ross Kovich, Tri-State G&T
I’ve just been surprised that we can’t really destroy your outrigger pads. Cause, you give a lineman something, he’ll find you a way to destroy it! – Howard Ennis, FPL
Once you’ve set up on DICA pads you’ll call your buds and brag. Seriously, even the handles are unbreakable! -Jeffery Spinelli, JLS Services
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
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. 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. 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 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. -Scott Day, Safe Day
I recommend DICA outrigger pads as the best 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. –John Hultgren
It’s always a good thing to have the right tool for the job, and the DICA Outrigger Pads are the right tool for the job. –Brian “Ike”, Eickstaedt Bauman Construction Inc.
This is the best money we’ve spent all year! – Jim Mahan, Abilene High Lift Aerial
We 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.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s a tool of my trade. The DICA outrigger pad becomes a tool. You’re not going to lose the tools that you need to work. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the tool that sets my crane up and makes it operate, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. You use them! -Daniel Grace, Grace Crane Services
We’re doing really good with your outrigger pads, they’ve outlasted all our older style to date. – Steven Lambert, Villeneuve Construction
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. -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. 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. 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. –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. 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 amazingly. 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. They are extremely durable and user-friendly. – Scott Sutherland, Sutherland Concrete Pumping
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
The DICA outrigger pads I ordered are holding up wonderfully. While the steel banded wood pads I ordered at the same time for another unit are already cracking and showing signs of wear. I am totally sold on DICA’s outrigger pad products! I am recommending them to anyone who will listen! – Doug Rice, Davey Tree Experts