UK based outrigger mat specialist Outriggerpads has launched a new range of composite cribbing and jacking blocks.
Manufactured from heavy duty polyethylene, the new range of Ecocrib heavy duty interlocking cribbing blocks can be used anywhere traditional wood cribbing is used, however they have the benefit of firmly interlocking with each other and do not corrode or splinter while being resistant to water.
They can be used in two blocks per layer for lighter or less concentrated loading, or three blocks per layer for heavier load bearing applications. The 600mm long and 150mm square profile blocks are tested for loads of up to 100 tonnes. Each block has two integrated rope handles for ease of lifting and stacking. The stack can be topped by one of three 600mm square top mats, with weights of 20kg, 25kg and 30kg.
Outriggerpads has also launched the Ecostak range of jacking blocks - also manufactured from heavy duty polyethylene, the 300mm square blocks are available with a thickness/height of 30, 80 or 140mm. Each has a rope handle for ease of handling. A 250mm square, 10mm thick insert is also available for levelling off the stack once it has been built. Two other sizes are due to be released next year.
Outriggerpads business development manager Charles Grizzle said: “Our products are typically used to stabilise construction equipment during its operation. However, it became very clear to us that our customers also needed something equally as safe and durable for use in their workshops. Wooden cribs can snap and splinter without warning, causing catastrophic failure during service, maintenance and repair activities. Ecocrib is a much safer alternative to wood, offering long-lasting performance, with minimal maintenance required.”