Utility supplies: Outrigger pads for the tree care industry
Line maintenance: DICA debuted its new style of SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads for the tree care industry at the TCI Expo.
Outriggers on mini cranes and compact track lifts fold out and engage the ground at an angle. They also can be positioned individually and in varying positions, making proper outrigger pad placement difficult.
Remove the stop block to allow stabilizer feet slide securely within the pad then replace the stop block to hold Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads in position.
Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads fit onto the outrigger feet and lock in place, so that the outrigger pads are exactly where you need them when the outrigger foot engages with the ground. Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads allow outrigger feet to slide securely within the pad as each outrigger engages. This means less re-positioning for operators as the lift or crane is setup, improving safety and efficiency. In addition, stop blocks on the sides and ends of the outrigger pad securely hold the Sliding Shoe on the foot when driving the personnel lift or crane into position.
Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads allow outrigger feet to slide securely within the pad as each outrigger engages.
“Tree care industry professionals are looking for an outrigger pad that is simple to use,” said Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager. “In tree care applications it’s often necessary to take advantage of multiple outrigger positions to setup mini cranes and compact track lifts on inclines or against obstructions. The ability to self-deploy makes Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads an efficient solution for equipment setup, which will minimize crew fatigue,” he said.
Custom sizes of SafetyTech Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads are available for specific foot specifications found on many different brands of mini cranes and compact track lifts. Standard models provide a working load limit of at least 18,000 lbs.
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 40+ 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.