DICA Outrigger Pads introduces the ZeroLift Pad Rack, a crane accessory offering safety benefits for crane operators.

The Pad Rack eliminates the need for crane operators to manually lift and carry outrigger pads, and makes transport on the job site simple and safe.

ZeroLift Pad Rack has a carrying capacity of 1,000 pounds and is adjustable to fit pad sizes up to 48”x60”. Made of high-strength steel, the Pad Rack easily installs on either the front or rear of rough-terrain cranes. A single hitch point allows ZeroLift Pad Rack to fold up and out of the way when not in use.

When mounted correctly, the ZeroLift Pad Rack has minimal impact on crane ground clearance. At only 60 pounds, the Pad Rack does not affect crane load charts. In addition, ZeroLift Pad Rack is versatile enough to transport other equipment, such as tool boxes if needed.

Crane operators often haul outrigger pads on and off the fenders and decks of RT cranes while on the job site, leading to unintentional damage of the crane. In addition, lifting outrigger pads in this manner exposes operators to potential back, foot and hand injuries, as RT crane fenders and decks are typically more than 5 feet off the ground.

“The ZeroLift Pad Rack provides a reliable and convenient method to store outrigger pads. It can virtually eliminate lifting injuries because outrigger pads are stored at an easy-to-access height where they can be slid instead of lifted,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA.

Koberg further noted, “Crane owners understandably value any product that helps protect their EMR rating.” Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk.

DICA offers more than 50 models of engineered outrigger pads that help employers with proper crane setup. According to Kerry Koberg, Global Sales Director for DICA, “Crane owners were intrigued by the simplicity and safety benefits ZeroLift can provide to their crews. The ZeroLift Pad Rack can really help pay for itself by protecting operators from injuries and limiting insurance claims.”

DICA Outrigger Pads. www.dicausa.com

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