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UHMW Outrigger Pad

 

UHMW Outrigger Pads Overview
What are outrigger pads?

Outrigger pads are flat, heavy-duty plastic or metal pads that are used to provide a stable platform for heavy equipment such as cranes and excavators. They are designed to evenly distribute the weight of the equipment and prevent it from sinking into the ground.

UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is one of the most commonly used materials for outrigger pads due to its superior strength and impact resistance. It is also resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and chemicals, and can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh environments. UHMW outrigger pads provide a reliable and safe platform for heavy machinery while ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

 

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What are outrigger pads made out of?

Plastic outrigger pads are made from UHMW. Unlike outrigger pads made from wood or metal, UHMW are virtually unbreakable and will not splinter, rot, swell, rust, corrode, or otherwise deform if exposed to water. UHMW outrigger pads are waterproof, work in a variety of temperatures, and are easy to clean - all at 15% the weight of steel.

When should outrigger pads be used?

Outrigger pads should always be used in order to prevent damage to trailer jacks and disperse the weight that heavy machinery puts on a concentrated surface area and are recommended for terrain where the surface is not level or has been dampened by rain.

Are outrigger pads required?

Though not strictly required, UHMW outrigger pads are highly recommended to minimize the chance of costly repairs due to damaged jacks or machinery. UHMW is virtually unbreakable - outrigger pads made from it can handle compressive loads of up to 2500 pounds per square inch.

What are outrigger pads used for?

Outrigger pads made from UHMW are used to absorb and disperse the concentrated weight that a heavy piece of machinery or RV trailer puts on the ground by creating a larger surface area for the stabilizers to rest on. UHMW outrigger pads are highly recommended for soft or uneven terrain, are waterproof, and are easy to clean.

 

General Properties1 of UHMW Outrigger Pads
Property
Unit
Value
Specific Gravity
g/cc
1.45
Water Absorption @ 24 hrs.
% @ Saturation
0.01
Hardness
Shore D
D64
Izod Impact (Notched)
ft-lbs/in.
18
Tensile Strength
psi
2800-3100
Flexural Modulus
ksi
61-110
Compressive Strength
psi
3600
Compressive Modulus
ksi
84
Elongation @ Break
%
125
Maximum Service Temperature
°F
180
Melting Point
°F
260°F
1The values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing is always recommended to determine exact values for each application.
12" x 12" x 0.750" RV Jack Pad w/ Rope Handle.
RV Light Duty Jack Pad
1 inch thick outrigger pad with various dimensions.
UHMW Outrigger Crane Pads - 1 Inch Thick
1.5 inch thick outrigger pad with various dimensions.
UHMW Outrigger Crane Pads - 1.5 Inches Thick
2 inch thick outrigger pad with various dimensions.
UHMW Outrigger Crane Pads - 2 Inches Thick
2.5 inch thick outrigger pad with various dimensions.
UHMW Outrigger Crane Pads - 2.5 Inches Thick
3 inch thick outrigger pad with various dimensions.
UHMW Outrigger Crane Pads - 3 Inches Thick

 



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