Steel Crane Pads

Steel crane pads have been a mainstay in the crane industry for years.

They’re a proven performer, have high strength properties and are a known product in the crane industry.  The primary drawback has always been weight. Simply put, steel crane mats and outrigger pads are heavy and they often end up being a “third wheel” or better put an extra truck, trailer and employee. This adds significant costs to your operations over the life of every set of steel crane pads. Costs that must be accounted for in your expenses, passed on to your customer or absorbed by your company.

Steel crane pads weigh significantly more than FiberMax Crane Pads.

How much more? Steel crane mats and outrigger pads can weigh more than double compared to FiberMax® Crane Pads. How much difference does that make? Since being introduced into the market in 2014 by DICA’s crane mat company, users of FiberMax Crane Pads consistently report being able to eliminate 1 truck, trailer, and employee per job. On jobs 50 miles or less, that’s typically a $500 savings each way. For jobs that extend thousands of miles away, users have reported saving $5,000 each way.

These results provide two major benefits to companies who use FiberMax Crane Pads vs. steel crane pads.  First, the simplified mobilization process results in immediate job cost reduction, these savings immediately improve their profitability. Secondly, lower transportation costs and quicker set-up and tear down leads to lower bids that earn you more jobs.

The transportation, set-up and tear down savings over time allows FiberMax Crane Pads to pay for themselves and generate a “real and tangible” ROI for you. The initial investment is more, however, the total cost of ownership and the return over a lifetime of use can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. FiberMax Crane Pads mats will deliver transportation savings to you from day one.

Are FiberMax Crane Pads as strong as steel crane pads?

FiberMax Crane Pads perform like steel crane mats and outrigger pads thanks to DICA’s advanced engineering. The combination of internal Bi-directional I-beams combined with a thick fiberglass laminate surface results in a mat with incredible strength and rigidity.  This strength has been proven through extensive physical testing, FEA modeling and most importantly in the field.

Are you ready to start saving on your transportation costs?

See the following link to learn more about how FiberMax® Crane Pads will outperform steel crane mats and outrigger pads by improving your bottom line and streamlining your mobilization process.

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DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in building high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, and cribbing blocks 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 in 40+ countries around the world.


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