DICA adds to ProStack product Line

9 October 2019

DICA has launched a new lighter verson of its ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing Blocks, engineered to stack and lock together, giving users the ability to safely gain needed cribbing height in unlevel conditions.

Developed with customer input, the new lighter weight and lower cost ProStack product is designed for use with the types of equipment used in utility, tree care, concrete construction, and crane and rigging markets.

“DICA’s ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing is a perfect fit for aerial devices, digger derricks, concrete pumpers, and boom trucks,” said Kris Koberg, CEO. “The combination of variable height, interlocking stackability and compatibility with SafetyTech Outrigger Pads gives operators the safety, stability, and versatility needed when working in unlevel environments.”

The setup of a SafetyTech Base Pad and two ProStack Blocks has a 100,000lb (45.4t) working load limit and a maximum allowable pressure of 500 psi. Slot Lock flanges interlock with a DICA SafetyTech base pad and with each subsequent block layer when positioned in alternating directions. Each layer increases cribbing height by five inches, and the surface allows room for outrigger feet measuring up to 18in x 18in.

Each ProStack Slot Lock block weighs less than 30lb, which the manufacturer says minimises operator fatigue and provides quick setup and breakdown times. Molded grips make it easy for one person to carry and position blocks, even when wearing gloves. TuffGrip handles can be added as an option to facilitate carrying two blocks at once. DICA’s Hi-Viz orange TuffGrip handles are waterproof and resistant to UV light, hydraulic fluids, and road chemicals.

“Unlike most cribbing solutions commonly deployed in the field, ProStack’s engineered material is extremely strong and impervious to weather and jobsite conditions. ProStack Cribbing is made from a combination of post-consumer recycled material and additives to produce a strong, reliable, and environmentally friendly solution,” DICA said.