FIBER MAX
CRANE PADS

FiberMax Crane Mats provide similar strength and stiffness characteristics as steel crane mats but weigh up to 60% less. This significant weight reduction results in lower transportation costs and faster setup and tear down times.

Made from Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), FiberMax Composite Crane Pads are unaffected by fluids, chemicals, or UV, and will not rust, rot, or degrade in extreme hot, cold, or maritime environments. With a minimum 20+ year service life, these lightweight crane mats will safely support your equipment, protect your people, cut operating costs, and provide you with peace of mind.

  • Made in the USA.
  • Up to 1,000 psi crush ratings and 400,000 lbs. rated capacities. Designed to support and stabilize mobile cranes up to 500 tons.
  • Patented unibody, FRP bi-directional internal core, distributes load in all directions to maximize load distribution.
  • FiberMax Crane Pads are nonabsorbent, easy to clean and eliminate site to site contamination.

PRODUCT BENEFITS

01
Mega Duty Strength

FiberMax Mats have crush ratings up to 1,000 psi and rated capacities go up to 400,000 lbs. FiberMax Pads deliver outrigger support for hydraulic truck cranes, all-terrain cranes, concrete pumps, larger aerial equipment & more.

02
Extreme Performance

FiberMax Crane Pads are engineered for optimal strength and rigidity to maximize load distribution at the lowest possible weight. This delivers quantifiably superior performance compared to traditional steel crane pads, steel plate and wood mats.

03
Transportation Savings

FiberMax Pads weigh up to 60% less than traditional pads and mats.That weight reduction can save users thousands of pounds on every job, result in lower transportation costs and faster setup and tear down times.

04
Lifting & Storing Options 

FiberMax FRP composite crane mats have multiple lifting and stacking hardware options including stack and pin, D-rings, lifting lugs, Crosby lifting points and corner cribbing. These simplify the set up, tear down and storage of your crane mats.

6″ PADS

Equipment:
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.

THICKNESSMODELWxLxHAPPROX AREA
(sq ft)
WEIGHT
(lbs)
CRUSH RATING
(psi)
MAX RATED CAPACITY
(lbs)
6 inchesFM5x4x6*5′ x 4′ x 6″20500500175,000
6 inchesFM6x4x6*6′ x 4′ x 6″24570500175,000
6 inchesFM6x5x66′ x 5′ x 6″30680500175,000
6 inchesFM7x5x67′ x 5′ x 6″35780500175,000

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

6.75″ PADS

Equipment:
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.

THICKNESSMODELWxLxHAPPROX AREA
(sq ft)
WEIGHT
(lbs)
CRUSH RATING
(psi)
MAX RATED CAPACITY
(lbs)
6.75 inchesFM6x5x6-HD6′ x 5′ x 6.75″30880600250,000
6.75 inchesFM7x5x6-HD*7′ x 5′ x 6.75″351,010600250,000
6.75 inchesFM8x5x6-HD8′ x 5′ x 6.75″401,150600250,000

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

10″ PADS

Equipment:
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:
Large equipment with reaction forces of 100,000 lbs. and greater. Stability and load distribution needs are high.

THICKNESSMODELWxLxHAPPROX AREA
(sq ft)
WEIGHT
(lbs)
CRUSH RATING
(psi)
MAX RATED CAPACITY
(lbs)
10 inchesFM8x5x10*8′ x 5′ x 10″401,290 1,000325,000
10 inchesFM8x6x108′ x 6′ x 10″481,510 1,000325,000
10 inchesFM9x6x109′ x 6′ x 10″541,670 1,000325,000
10 inchesFM9x7x109′ x 7′ x 10″632,1001,000325,000

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

12″ PADS

Equipment:
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:
Large equipment with reaction forces of 100,000 lbs. and greater. Stability and load distribution needs are high.

THICKNESSMODELWxLxH
(in)
APPROX AREA
(sq ft)
WEIGHT
(lbs)
CRUSH RATING
(psi)
MAX RATED CAPACITY
(lbs)
12 inchesFM9x6x129′ x 6′ x 12″541,8501,000400,000
12 inchesFM10.5×7.5×1210.5′ x 7.5′ x 12″792,5901,000400,000

Crush Rating – The  maximum allowable pressure. Maximum Rated Capacity – The maximum force that can be applied to the pad for warranty purposes.

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HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES

PRODUCTDESCRIPTIONLIFTING CAPACITY
A) FO-DD-Ring Lifting Hardware4 PADS
B) FO-LLMega Duty Lifting Lugs4 PADS
C) FO-CLPCrosby Lifting Points4 PADS
D) FO-MDLPStack & Pin Lifting & Storing Hardware4 PADS
E) FO-STCCCorner Cribbing4 PADS
FO-STCC-HDCorner Cribbing for 6.75″ or other pads with a additional .75″ layer of FRP.4 PADS

WE’LL PUT OUR MONEY
WHERE OUR MOUTH IS.

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.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Call us at 800-610-3422 or click here to provide a way to contact you. 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.

Please contact us we can evaluate the load distribution of your crane outrigger pads.

Yes, 12” Thick FiberMax Crane Pads can be used with the Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 cranes under the following permissalble use guidelines.

1. When outrigger reaction forces are limited to 400,000 lbs

2. When outrigger reaction forces exceed 400,000 lbs, a DICA SafetyTech DR48-3 pad, or a FiberTech FTR48-1 pad is placed between the outrigger foot and the FiberMax pad.

Neoprene is a fantastic solution for all of our load distribution products.  It allows our products to flex a little on hard surfaces which allows for significantly improved load distribution.

Great, question. Here are a few examples.

  1. DICA is in the business of providing solutions to customer’s needs.  We eliminate the guesswork.
  2. Many customers have shared with us that after evaluating their total cost of engineering, materials, time and construction of their own crane outrigger pads, FiberMax Crane Pads cost less.
  3. Set-up, tear down and storage time is minimized with DICA’s lifting hardware and accessories. That saves you labor costs every time you use your pads.
  4. FiberMax pads are a fully engineered and proven solution that will provide years of service.
  5. Why assume the liability risk of a homemade pad when you can shift the liability risk to a 3rd party?

Setting up on gravel or a rocky surface is NOT a problem.  However, setting up any brand or material of crane mat on a concrete surface with a rock, or rocks scattered under the pad and on the concrete is not advisable “period”. (see OSHA information below).

If you were to set up a crane mat on concrete with rocks on of the concrete in sizes greater than 1” in diameter, and you were to apply high loads to the pads one of three things below would happen.

  1. The pad and concrete would win and the rock would be crushed and broken into small pieces.
  2. The rock would win and either the pad or the concrete would sustain some level of damage.
  3. Nothing would give and the total load would be completely point loaded on the rock. (This is highly unlikely)

To avoid puncture damage do not set up the pads on a hard surface (such as concrete) with rocks on the surface. Actions like this may violate the following OSHA rule: OSHA 1926-1402  BASIC RULE: You must not assemble or use a crane unless ground conditions are firm, drained, and graded to a sufficient extentso that, in conjunction (if necessary) with the use of supporting materials (such as blocking, mats, cribbing, or marsh buggies (in marshes/wetlands), the equipment manufacturer’s specifications for adequate support and degree of level of the equipment are met. The requirement for the ground to be drained does not apply to marshes/wetlands.

Important Notes

  • Setting up on gravel or a rocky surface in general is NOT a problem.
    • Always follow OSHA Rules and Guidelines.
  • Operators should never set-up on a concrete surface with large rocks on it.
    • This violates OSHA 1402 Regulations
  • Since 2014, there have been no reports of FiberMax Crane Mats having been punctured.
  • If for some unforseen reason a puncture happened:
    • The structural integrity of the pad would not likely be impacted.
    • It is highly probable a repair could be made to keep water out of the mat.

FiberMax Crane Pads have a crush rating and maximum rated capacity for a variety of thickness options. Please contact us so we can discuss solution options for you.

DICA FiberMax Crane Outrigger Pads are made of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP). This is a composite material made of a vinylester polymer that is reinforced with specially designed fiberglass. See the following blog post for more details. 

The overall structural configuration of the crane mats is a sandwich construction consisting of top and bottom layers that are molded with an internal core. The fiberglass reinforcement in the top and bottom surfaces of the crane mat are E-glass fiberglass fabrics. These fabrics are arranged to engineer the structural properties to most efficiently handle the applied loads on these construction mats for sale. The inside of the crane outrigger pad is a grid of Bi-Directional Shear Webs (Primary and Secondary) and closed cell foam. The purpose of the crane mat’s foam is to fill space, create a mold (cavity) for the resin and to hold the fiberglass laminate in-place. The shear webs (Primary and Secondary) are fully molded and integrated with the top and bottom face sheets to create a single body fully integrated mobile crane outrigger pad.

Shear web thicknesses range from 1/16” of an inch to ¾”. Web spacing varies from 3” to 8”. The shear webs are sized for to most efficiently handle the applied loads. Primary shear webs running longitudinally are thicker than the secondary shear webs that run perpendicular inside the crane outrigger pad.

The top and bottom FRP layers are part of the overall crane outrigger pad construction and designed to most efficiently handle the applied loads. Standard (non-HD) skin thickness varies from 3/8” to 1” and can be adapted as needed.

A bi-directional core spreads the outrigger load in two directions. “Direction” is axis based vs. right and left. One direction is a single axis, like east and west – this is the length of the pad. The second direction is an additional axis, like north and south and is the width across the pad.

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ABOUT US

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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Urbandale, IA 50323

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