Construction equipment: DICA introduced its Cavity Pad Plus Outrigger Pads at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE). The Cavity Pad Plus model joins the company’s SafetyTech® Outrigger Pad product line. SafetyTech Outrigger Pads provide a strong, rigid, and easy to use foundation for a wide variety of outrigger enabled equipment, including mobile cranes, digger derricks, aerials and concrete pumps. The Cavity Pad Plus model is designed for equipment such as digger derricks and aerials that can operate in managed un-level conditions, which increases lateral forces.
Cavity Pad Plus features a 1” high footbrake with an inverted beveled design. The inverted bevel design traps the outrigger foot which prevents it from sliding off of the outrigger pad. “This is a significant improvement in the design of our original Cavity Pad,” said Kris Koberg, CEO. “The inverted beveled design creates a higher level of safety, and the color scheme adds to overall higher visibility. In addition, the new design contributed to reductions in manufacturing costs enabling us to lower the price for our customers,” he said.
Constructed of a proprietary engineered thermoplastic material, SafetyTech Outrigger Pads have crush ratings up to 750 psi and rated capacities up to 325,000 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, crane pads and ProStack™ cribbing. DICA outrigger pads and crane pads, including SafetyTech® and FiberMax®, 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.