EcoMax® Crane Pads are engineered to spread load, reduce ground bearing pressures and ensure the stability of crane equipment during operations. DICA’s unique patented design combines the stiffness of steel with the durability of composite to create a crane pad that can outlast the crane it’s supporting.

EcoMax Crane Pads are unlike any other crane pad in the world. By combining the stiffness of steel, the durability of composite material and the connectivity of I-beam flanges with unique through-bolt positioning, DICA has engineered a crane pad optimized for cost, durability and performance.

  • Engineered solution combines composite and steel to ensure stability of equipment.
  • Performance does not change based on age of product, usage or environmental effects.
  • Designed for everyday use with easy set-up and tear down.
  • Patented design effectively distributes the load evenly throughout the entirety of the crane pad.
  • Manufactured in the USA with recycled plastics, fiberglass (Fiber Reinforced Composite), steel I-beams and steel tie rods.


Engineered Solution

Patent-pending design combines the stiffness of steel with the durability of composite to create the EcoMax Crane Pad.

Return on Investment

Long term performance and durability, at a lower cost provides an exceptional ROI.

Engineered for Durability

Pad performance is not impacted by age, usage, or environmental factors

6″ & 8″ PADS

Off Rubber, Hydraulic Mobile Cranes, All-Terrain Cranes, Self Erecting Tower Cranes, Concrete Pump Trucks, Larger Aerial Lifts and Digger Derricks, Mobile Substations, Rock Crushers, Carrier Mounted Tower Cranes.

Typical Use:
Medium to larger sized equipment with reaction forces of 100,000 lbs. and greater. Stability and load distribution needs are high.

EcoMax Crane Pad / Mat Product photo
(sq ft)
6 inchesEM24-63 ft 10 in x 6 ft 4 in24728400175,000
8 inchesEM43-85 ft 1 in x 8 ft 3 in432,012700325,000

Crush Rating – The  maximum allowable pressure. Regular Load Capacity – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad for warranty purposes.
* Stock Item


Supporting materials commonly used to support LHE’s (Load Handling Equipment) such as cranes must have adequate strength and stiffness to support the crane. A crane pad prevents the crane from going out of level and spreads load from the crane over a large enough area to reduce ground bearing pressures to acceptable levels.

The materials and construction of each design are completely different. FiberMax pads are optimized for performance, durability and weight. EcoMax pads are optimized for performance, durability and cost.

The composite material is a unique blend of fiber reinforced post-industrial and post-consumer recycled plastics.

To get very technical, wood timbers and steel pads lack what we call “full load distribution.” Meaning, the entirety of the wood or steel pad is not participating in the distribution of the load. From a more general perspective, wood timbers are easily turned to scrap and metal pads are heavy to move. An EcoMax Crane Pad has been engineered to be used for years and is lighter than steel.

These products are both intended to spread load from centrally loaded points of contact over the pad area to reduce ground bearing pressures. EcoMax is a fully integrated system designed to be highly durable and efficiently spread load from a small contact point over the area of the pad. Wood crane mats constructed from wood timbers through-bolted together will not spread load effectively beyond the timbers the outrigger float is in contact with. Load will not transfer to outer timbers via the through-bolts or the friction they create. A properly sized distribution plate placed on top of the wood crane mat is required to help engage the timbers the outrigger float is not in contact with.

Great, question. Here are a few examples.

The broadest independent claim covers a mat/pad assembly having a plurality of structural beams of composite plastics material, a plurality of flitch plates, and a plurality of fasteners securing them together. In layman’s terms, the claim covers the unique combination of the connection between the steel I-beams and the composite material as a crane pad/mat.

The stiffness of the Steel I-beam provides superior strength and stiffness and transfers load longitudinally (lengthwise). The top and bottom flanges of the I-beams create connectivity with the composite timbers.  When fastened as an assembly, this connectivity engages the components which allows them to work together as one spreading load latitudinally (width wise).

Other supporting materials for LHE’s (Load Handling Equipment) are Wood mats/pads, Steel Plate, Steel Crane mats/pads, Aluminum solutions, FiberMax Crane Pads and EcoMax Crane Pads.


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FiberMax Crane Pads distribute loads really well and don’t deflect, crack or deteriorate. We’ve used one set just about every day for three years. They’re as solid as the day we got them. I think they’ll last forever.

We love the FiberMax crane mats! When we know the crane is setup on an engineered mat and solid ground the operator can focus his attention on the lift taking place.

DICA’s FiberMax crane mats give you a lot of confidence when you’re up there and you’ve got a bunch of people counting on you.

DICA’s Crane Mats are working great in our crane service fleet. They provide easy transport and storage onboard our cranes and allow for a quick set up in the busy West Philadelphia streets.

FiberMax Crane Pads weigh far less than wood mats. The lighter weight sometimes lets us send one less truck to a job.

The customer service you receive from DICA is outstanding. They are always there to answer any question you have.

FiberMax crane pads are lighterweight compared to steel, making them easy to transport and move around the job site.

FiberMax crane mats deliver exceptional performance not only because of their ground load ratings but also for their lightweight and ease of handling which delivers lower transportation costs.


Give us 30 days and we’ll give you 100% of your money back if our products aren’t fit to your specs, performing as promised or convincing you they’re the safest option out there.

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DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in building high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, cribbing blocks and magnetic sling protectors that are lightweight, easy to use, and long-lasting.

DICA products are proudly Made in the USA, ASME B30.5 compliant and used by operators on all seven continents and 50+ countries around the world.


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