DICA to display Cavity and Cleated SafetyTech Outrigger Pads at TCI Expo
November 9, 2015 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA announces that two popular Special Duty SafetyTech® outrigger pads will be on display in Booth 1619 during the Tree Care Industry Expo (TCI Expo) in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 12-14, 2015. Cavity and Cleated models meet the unique needs of operators using stabilizer-enabled equipment in tree care applications, including bucket trucks, trailer-mounted aerial lifts, and boom trucks.
Many arborists and tree care professionals prefer Cleated and Cavity SafetyTech outrigger pads for use with equipment that has A-frame style stabilizers working in a wide variety of ground conditions. Today there are tens of thousands of Cavity and Cleated Safety Tech outrigger pads in use.
“DICA makes a superior product. Their stiffer pads and better customer service have made me a lifelong customer,” said Dan Sundermeier, Owner of American Arborist.
Cavity Outrigger Pads
Cavity SafetyTech® outrigger pads feature a recessed cavity in the center that keeps the stabilizer foot on the pad surface. The completely solid design eliminates the need for metal fasteners, providing an unbreakable foot guard.
Cavity SafetyTech pads are available in three options. The 20” square DC2020-1.5A features a three-sided cavity, which allows a stabilizer foot to be inserted or removed horizontally from a low angle, while keeping the foot contained in three directions. The DC2020-1.5L, 20” square and DC2424-1.5L, 24” square features a four-sided cavity, which allows the float to be inserted or removed from a higher angle and contains the foot in all four directions.
“Cavity SafetyTech outrigger pads were originally developed at the request of customers who were looking for a solution that would eliminate the concern of a foot sliding off the pad. In many cases, companies have standardized DICA cavity outrigger pads for their entire fleet,” said Dick Koberg, Founder and President.
A D2424-1.5 SafetyTech® outrigger pad designed with a raised lip to safely secure stabilizer feet.
Cleats can be ordered as an accessory to the entire line of SafetyTech® outrigger pads. Cleats provide two separate functions: When positioned downward, they grip the ground with a serrated edge for improved traction in grass, dirt, mud or snow conditions. The cleated side can also be positioned upward to provide a stabilizer foot guard in a single direction.
The cleats are made from the same engineered thermoplastic material used in SafetyTech outrigger pads and are attached with metal fasteners. This allows the cleat to match the performance of the outrigger pad when operating under load or temperature changes. In addition, cleat accessories can be easily retrofitted to SafetyTech outrigger pads in the field.
A D165CL cleat accessory installed on a D24242 SafetyTech® outrigger pad. This combination can be used to grip the ground with the cleat side down or as a stabilizer foot guard with the cleat side up.
DICA, Guthrie Center, Iowa, has been specializing in building a better outrigger pad since 1988. By creating engineered solutions for improving equipment stability and ergonomic safety, DICA is leading the way in product innovation for outrigger pads and crane pads.
DICA outrigger pads and crane pads are used in 38 countries and on 6 continents around the world in construction, maintenance, electrical utility, oil and gas and tree care as well as local, state and federal government agencies. Learn more at www.dicausa.com.