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In response to industry demand for durable and engineered equipment stabilization at a lower price point, DICA will introduce EcoMax Crane Pads at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, March 14-18 in Las Vegas.
EcoMax Crane Pads combine alternating solid composite “timbers” and steel I-beams connected with through-bolts for maximum load distribution. This patented product has similar stiffness, strength, and performance properties as DICA’s FiberMax Crane Pads or steel pads but is less expensive than either of those options.
“We designed EcoMax specifically for customers that don’t need the significant weight savings that FiberMax offers but still want an engineered crane pad for everyday use,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA.
EcoMax is ideal for distributing concentrated loads from equipment with outriggers, such as mobile cranes, concrete pump trucks, and self-erecting tower cranes. While EcoMax is heavier than FiberMax Crane Pads, it is lighter than solid steel mats.
EcoMax Crane Pads are available in four sizes ranging from 20 to 40 square feet with maximum rated capacities of 175,000 lbs. to 325,000 lbs., respectively. “We have been able to combine two outstanding materials to create an engineered solution that is extremely durable and long-lasting, at a lower cost,” said Koberg. “Unlike traditional wood timber mats, EcoMax is engineered to engage as a complete unit. The I-beam flanges create a connection with the composite timbers. This, and the strategic placement of the through-bolts ensures maximum load distribution and minimizes ground bearing pressures.”
Like other DICA outrigger pads and crane pads, EcoMax Crane Pads are non-absorbent, easy to clean, and resistant to rot and decay, providing long-lasting and predictable equipment support.
ALSO: Composite Cribbing Timbers
DICA is launching composite lumber cribbing timbers at CONEXPO-CON/AGG to support static loads inside or on the job site. Made from post-industrial recycled materials, DICA’s Cribbing Timbers will not splinter, break, or warp, providing predictable performance time after time to keep structures and equipment secure.
In many cases today, workers are forced to use lumber found on or around job sites to cribb-up various materials, supplies and components. These materials are often difficult to find in similar sized pieces. Additionally, wood is easily compromised by its surroundings and has to be replaced more frequently. As an alternative, DICA’s Cribbing Timbers are a longer-lasting, environmentally friendly option for keeping materials and equipment on job sites safe and secure.
“When you’re in the field, you need tools that are reliable and don’t create unnecessary chaos,” says Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. “Workers should not be scrounging around job sites to find scrap that may or may not even support what they need. DICA’s Cribbing Timbers can do the job and easily be stored for the next site.”
DICA’s Cribbing Timbers offer more resilience and durability than wood, even in extreme environments. These are available in standard sizes, 4×4, 4×6, and 6×6, and can be used in any combination to create customizable structures.