Industries where boom trucks are traditionally used include roofing supply, tree removal, oil fields, steel construction, concrete, well and drilling and general crane lifting services are on an upward trend according to Fred Ross of Custom Truck and Beau Grassl of Giuffre Bros. Cranes.
Growth in these sectors, and the versatility of equipment is contributing to a comeback for boom trucks, reports American Crane & Transport magazine in the article, “Boom truck market ripe for the taking.”
As boom truck use expands so does the need for safety and operational efficiency. Outrigger pads are a critical, but often overlooked tool that can help achieve both of these goals.
Very often boom trucks are deployed into residential areas where ground conditions vary wildly from wet, disturbed soil to concrete driveways and streets. These ground conditions, and everything in between create specific load distribution challenges to operating safely and effectively.
DICA’s engineered Heavy Duty SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads with patented TuffGrip® Handles are an excellent fit for the day to day needs of boom truck operators and their owners. The unbreakable strength and rigidity of DICA 2.0” thick heavy-duty pads provide safe, effective and predictable load distribution in a variety of ground conditions. Round pads with recessed TuffGrip Handles roll easily to help prevent worker injuries, and make outrigger pad deployment quick, safe and efficient.
Many conditions that boom trucks operate in require additional height to fill the gaps in unlevel set-up situations. DICA’s ProStack Cribbing Blocks are designed to safely and effectively fill this gap and create level set-ups that allow for safe operation. The interlocking cribbing blocks provide performance that is predictable and reliable unlike many solutions commonly deployed in the field.
The engineered material is strong, impervious to environmental conditions, and the components are ergonomically designed to be user-friendly. By interlocking together, ProStack Cribbing creates a secure set-up, which increases safety and stability in situations where the ground is not level.
The strength, durability and ease of use make DICA SafetyTech Outrigger Pads and ProStack Cribbing Blocks a leading choice for the every-day needs of boom trucks and their crews.