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DICA Participates in Portland Lift and Move Event

In October, Lift & Move USA’s career exploration and education outreach event hosted by NessCampbell Crane & Rigging in Portland, Ore.  Industry support for the Portland event was exceptional, including major OEM’s Manitowoc and Liebherr. For the first time, the event included a self-erecting…
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DICA Exhibits at SC&RA Crane and Rigging Conference

In September, DICA exhibited at the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, held in Louisville, Ky. Informative education sessions addressed practical issues such as sling angle, moving oversize loads, tool management, lift plans and more. One of the more intriguing sessions came from Dr. Jim…

Experts Weigh in on Considerations for Ground Stabilization

A recent article by Hannah Sundermeyer of American Cranes and Transport reports that the most important part of crane setup and operation is assuring proper ground stabilization. Industry experts shared their ground stabilization methods and techniques to using crane mats, pads and cribbing to…

DICA’s Kerry Koberg Named to SC&RA’s Allied Industries Group Governing Committee

May 1, 2018 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager for DICA, was recently named to serve on the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Allied Industries Governing Committee.  Koberg’s nomination was approved on April 17 during the association’s…

The Importance of Planning

Speaking during the World Crane & Transport Summit, held Nov. 7-8, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Keith Anderson, Chief Rigging Engineer for Bechtel Equipment Operations, addressed the importance of lift planning. Anderson acknowledged how easy it is to move forward with making a lift without…

Simple Ways to Improve Outrigger Pad and Crane Mat Performance on Hard Ground

Operators often think of using outrigger pads when they are setting up cranes or other outrigger-enabled equipment on soft ground. But very hard ground presents its own challenges for sufficiently reducing the ground bearing pressure. Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, recently addressed this issue in a Guest…

FiberMax Crane Pad Case Study for 265-ton All-Terrain Crane

The Customer’s Business Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Detroit Mich., is a 75-year-old regional crane rental company serving Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Its fleet includes boom trucks, RT cranes, AT and truck cranes, and crawler cranes. For years the company has used timber mats and steel plates for…

Ground Prep Required

The February 2016 issue of American Cranes & Transport magazine featured a Lifting Site Report about Emerson Crane Rental’s new Grove GMK5275 all terrain crane. The article highlights the importance of understanding ground conditions and ground bearing capacity. Emerson regularly uses DICA outrigger…

American Cranes & Transport: Setting up for Success Part II

Part 2 of a two-part series in American Cranes & Transport is excerpted from a presentation made by Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA Outrigger Pads, at the 2015 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, in Denver, Colo. This segment provides a deeper analysis of outrigger pad sizing rules of thumb…

New Safety Alert Addresses Crane Setups

A new Safety Alert was published on WorkCover Queensland (Australia) December 22, 2015, following a fatal accident involving a mobile crane. The safety alert information matches what DICA advocates and advises users of outrigger enabled equipment around the world to be aware of and know. In…