DICA’s Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads Designed for Portable Track Lifts & Mini Cranes
SafetyTech Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads from DICA are specifically designed for equipment with multi-position and self-leveling outriggers, like mini cranes and portable track lifts. Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads help to solve the unique challenges operators face when setting up this type of equipment.
Many portable mini cranes and track lifts are equipped with spider-leg style outriggers. When the unit is lifted off the ground the outrigger feet slide inward. DICA’s Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads allow for the outrigger feet to easily slide without resistance and without damaging the surface. Stop blocks on the sides and ends of each pad securely holds the pad on the outrigger foot while operating.
Custom sliding shoe pad sizes are available and standard sliding pad sizes include 9.25″x22″x1″ and 12″x24″x1″.
In tree care applications, it’s often necessary to take advantage of multiple outrigger positions to set up portable mini cranes and compact track lifts on inclines or against obstructions. Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads fit onto the outrigger feet and lock in place, so that the outrigger pads are exactly where you need them when the outrigger foot engages with the ground. This means less re-positioning for operators as the lift or crane is setup, improving safety and efficiency.
This article from TCI Magazine provides additional best practices for safe set up and maintenance for compact lifts working in tree care applications.