Action Cranes, a for hire crane service in Australia, has been serving Sydney, Australia, and surrounding areas since 1971, and recently purchased its first set of DICA-engineered outrigger pad setup solutions.
Action Cranes purchased a set of four FiberTech FTR48-1 (48”x1”), which is the largest standard size of FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) pads DICA manufactures. Each 4 ft. round FiberTech Pad only weighs 140 lbs., which is considerably less than the 450 lb. weight of the hardwood timbers Action Crane used before.
“Action Cranes has a high commitment to safety,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. “The company was looking for the lightest weight solution available that would also reduce risk and provide them with the peace of mind they need when it came to setting up cranes in a variety of ground conditions.”
“I wanted to make setup safer and easier for our crane crews,” said Forner. “These engineered pads can be rolled into place by one person. One pad is the equivalent of placing down 10 hard wood timbers—40 timbers total,” said Clinton Forner, General Manager, Action Cranes. The result is much less physical handling by field personnel, which reduces strain and makes setup more efficient.