Outriggers confirms raft of new products

OUTRIGGERPADS has announced it is expanding its range of spreader plates for cranes, powered access and mobile plant.

Designed for the heavier end of the crane market, the company has added three new products to its line-up. Manufactured from UHMW polyethylene, Outriggerpads explained they are lighter than steel crane pads and retain their shape under “extreme” vertical pressure due to the material’s ‘muscle memory’ properties. They are also said to be water resistant and do not corrode or splinter.

The 2000 x 2000 x 100mm has a 250t load capacity, yet weighs less than 400kg. It features integrated steel bar handles to aid lifting. The 1100 x 1100 x 40mm has a load capacity of up to 60t and weighs less than 47kg. The third new product is a circular 1200mm x 50mm pad, described as being easier to manually handle. It has a load capacity of 65t and weighs less than 55kg.

Charles Grizzle, business development manager at Outriggerpads said, “Our product development programme is customer-led. We carefully listen to our clients and introduce new or updated spreader plates to meet their needs. Globally, the heavy crane market continues to grow for us, as operators increasingly understand the efficiency and cost benefits to using UHMW polyethylene over more traditional crane pad materials.”

On the powered access side, Outriggerpads has created a ‘shoe pad’ for the range of Hinowa Lightlift tracked booms. This pad is said to fit “snugly” around the circular foot plate of each outrigger leg. Once fitted, they remain in situ, so don’t need to be placed down and picked back up after each job.

“Hinowa tracked booms are designed to work on terrain that is simply unsuitable for conventional rough terrain machines,” Charles added. “It is therefore even more important that operators of these specialist booms use the correct outrigger pads, in order to spread the load on soft and uneven ground.”

Outriggerpads confirmed it will launch an updated version of its steel bar handle pads in the last quarter of 2018. These pads have four integrated steel bar handles. The firm is adding a corner bracket, making them stackable and allowing crane operators to save time by lifting the full set in one go.