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DICA Sponsors Crane Operator Championship

Posted on October 15, 2015


DICA Outrigger Pads congratulates Kenneth Bowyer of All Crane Rental, who was named the Champion Crane Operator at a competition held last month at the International Construction & Utility Expo in Louisville, Ky.

While Bowyer did all the hard work of displaying load handling precision and accuracy under the pressure of a stop watch, DICA quietly provided a firm foundation for the crane. As the official Outrigger Pad Sponsor for the Crane Operator & Rigger Championship, DICA provided (4) SafetyTech DR42-2, 42” round outrigger pads, under the Altec AC45-127S boom truck used for the competition. The SafetyTech outrigger pads performed as expected, even as the ground became saturated with more than an inch of rain.

Hosted by Crane Institute Certification, Crane & Rigging Hot Line magazine, and Altec, the event is the only crane operator recognition program of this scale in North America. The competition underscores the role training, certification, and experience plays in safe crane operation.

The DICA DR42-2 Heavy Duty SafetyTech outrigger pads are 42 in. diameter and 2 in. thick.  They have a maximum crush rating of 500 psi, and a rated capacity of 175,000 lbs. Patented recessed TuffGrip handles allow the round SafetyTech pads to easily be rolled into position with significantly less effort and minimized risk of injury to operators.

“DR42-2 SafetyTech outrigger pads were selected specifically for this crane using DICA’s three-step fitting process. This process, allows all DICA outrigger pads and crane pads to be sized based on actual outrigger reaction forces and ground conditions,” said Kris Koberg, CEO.

Customers can get their own FIT started online here

About DICA Outrigger Pads

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.