Tips for the safe use of outrigger pads

Crane outriggers pads are on offer at Parts Supply Worldwide. Our outrigger pads are designed to support the heaviest of loads with the flexibility to maneuver and use in various configurations. These pads offer the perfect solution for large scale crane lifting. Crane outrigger pads are of excellent durability and rigidity, reducing the overall pressure being directed at the ground and effectively supporting the equipment.

Tips for the safe use of outrigger pads

When working on instable soils the use of outrigger pads is highly recommended. When you're working on soils that are very vulnerable to heavy loads, and you don’t use outrigger pads your machines have a chance to flip over and provoke a lot of damage to materials and the surrounding. Outrigger pads will raise the dispersion of the load beneath the stabilizers of your cranes. They allow you to protect the soil and work safe on soils that are very fragile to heavy loads.

High quality ground protecting outrigger pads

Using outrigger pads doesn’t mean you’re safe from accidents. Many mobile crane accidents when using outrigger pads are the result of improper set-up. One of the most common set-up mistakes is not providing enough cribbing under outrigger pads to support the crane and load weight. Therefore, you should always look for impediments, depressions, voids, trenches, excavations, slopes or signs of poor ground conditions which can lead to an unsafe situation. If found, correct the situation to a compacted and level surface or do not set up. Also knowing how much weight is exerted on the outriggers is critical to maintaining the crane in a level condition and to ensure the crane has proper support. Ultimately the ground is supporting everything. It must be taken into consideration in every application.

Which outrigger pads do I need?

In the industry there is a wide variety of materials and brands to choose from. But not all of them are useful when you work with heavy machinery such as mobile cranes. Outrigger pads made from wood are considered the least stable element and should be avoided. Besides wooden pads there are also manufactures that offer plastic pads. It’s prone to instability and can become subject to moisture and mold. Next to wood and plastic pads there are also steel crane pads. While steel outrigger pads are incredibly strong and dependable, they’re also very heavy and can be difficult to situate or transport.

At Parts Supply Worldwide we care about safety, therefore we offer high quality outrigger pads made from thermoplastic material. Our outrigger pads are made with a durable and flexible engineered thermoplastic material, seven times lighter than steel and four times lighter than aluminum. The pads will assure a safe work environment for your cranes when used while also protecting the foundation.

More information and technical advice

Parts Supply Worldwide BV has wide experience in outrigger pads for cranes and heavy lifting machinery. We accommodate many different types and brands, to provide you the quickest and best service possible. You can also contact Parts Supply for advice on maintenance and inspection. With us you will find the solution that fits you.