DICA debuts a new addition to the ProStack® Cribbing product line at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), Oct. 1-3, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing Blocks are 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 100,000 lb. working load limit and a max 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 18”x18.”
Each ProStack Slot Lock block weighs less than 30 pounds, which minimizes 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. All ProStack cribbing products are warrantied for 25 years against rot, insect infestation, splitting, cracking or splintering.
DICA introduced ProStack Cribbing, the industry’s first engineered cribbing product, in 2017. ProStack Slot Lock joins the original ProStack Pyramid Lock product line.