DICA has introduced EcoMax Crane Pads which combine alternating solid composite ‘timbers’ and steel I-beams connected with through-bolts for maximum load distribution.
The patented products have similar stiffness, strength, and performance properties as the company’s FiberMax Crane Pads or steel pads but is a less expensive option.
EcoMax is suitable 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. They are available in four sizes ranging from 20 to 40ft2 with maximum rated capacities of 175,000 lbs. to 325,000 lbs.