DICA Outrigger Pads and Crane Pads added to 3D Lift Plan
April 18, 2017 - DICA announces that SafetyTech Outrigger Pads and FiberMax Crane Pads are now available in the crane mats library of the popular lift planning tool, 3D Lift Plan. DICA worked in collaboration with A1A Software LLC, developer of 3D Lift Plan, to provide engineered outrigger pad and crane pad options that would help increase the accuracy of lift planning data.
“Many of our 3D Lift Plan customers use DICA outrigger pads and crane pads because they’re lighter than wood or steel alternatives, making them easily deployed. The addition of DICA outrigger pad and crane pad specifications makes it possible for 3D Lift Plan to generate more accurate lift planning data,” said Tawnia Weiss, President of A1A Software.
“Now 3D Lift Plan users can select the best possible load distribution option based on the projected ground bearing pressures and lift specifications,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. “As regulatory agencies continue to put increased focus on evaluating ground condtions and using proper supporting materials, the ability to demonstrate this in a professionally-produced lift plan is becoming an essential part of the due diligence performed by many crane rental companies.”
DICA’s proprietary engineered thermoplastic material used in SafetyTech Outrigger Pads provides exceptional outrigger pad support in a variety of ground conditions. SafetyTech Outrigger Pads are available in two categories for crane users; Heavy Duty (2.0″ thick) and Super Duty (3.0″ and 4.0″ thick) and are designed for equipment typically up to 100 tons in capacity.
DICA’s revolutionary FiberMax Crane Pads provide a radically lighter alternative to wood or steel. The bi-directional internal shear web design at the core of the FiberMax Crane Pad, was initially developed for vehicle and pedesteran bridge strucutures. This primary and secondary shear web design allows FiberMax to distribute concentrated loads in all four directions over large areas and safely reduce ground bearing pressures at up to 70% less weight than steel.
FiberMax crane pads are typically used when setting up mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 80 to 600 tons. Each thickness has its own crush rating and maximum rated capacity. Maximum rated capcities range from 175,000 lbs to 375,000 lbs. FiberMax crane pads deliver similar strength properties as steel but with huge transportation savings and a long usable life that result in a very low total cost of ownership.
“We are excited to partner with an industry-leading safety and technology company to expand options for 3D Lift Plan users who are planning lifts in a variety of ground conditions,” said Koberg.