01/09/2016 - 11:55 am

Outriggerpads Launches New Interlocking Crane Mats _ Product News

Outriggerpads is launching a new spreader plate for cranes that offers even more stability and a faster set up time.

The modular Multi Mat System provides a flexible solution for heavy plant and crane lifting. Operators are able to stack the mats in various configurations depending on available space and load capacity requirements.

Building on this success, Outriggerpads has further improved the technology to now offer fully interlocking Multi Mats. The interlocking system ensures that there are no gaps between the mats, improving set up speed while keeping the system sufficiently lightweight to be set up by hand. With six configurations offering load capacities of 75 to 160t, the system is designed to support a wide range of mobile cranes.

Charles Grizzle, business development co-ordinator at Outriggerpads, says, “The original Multi Mats have been a great success for us, as they offer mobile crane operators a lot of flexibility from pads that are easily assembled.

“With the interlocking design we take the benefits one stage further by reducing the time required to check for gaps in between pads and remove and debris. We have already had international interest and recently shipped our first order to a construction company in the Middle East.”

Manufactured from heavy duty UHMW polyethylene, the water and corrosion resistant pads adapt to the contours of the terrain, yet spring back to their original shape after use. They are also a lighter weight than many equivalent pads made of metal or wood and are much less susceptible to splintering.

Outriggerpads is the UK’s leading supplier of high performance polyethylene spreader plates, outrigger pads and mats, with vertical load bearing capacities from 5 to 350t. These products are widely used by operators of cranes, powered access platforms and other mobile plant such as concrete pumps, as well as exhibition trailers. They spread the ground pressure of a machine’s stabilisers or outriggers on any terrain where load bearing capacity is an issue.

 


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