If you’re going to need to use a crane, you’re going to also need to have outrigger crane pads, too. Otherwise, something catastrophic might happen. Here’s what you should know.
Cranes can — and do — tip over. - The reason you need to use a crane pad is because they keep cranes secure. They prevent them from tipping over, something that happens a whole lot more than you might think. One study found that the odds of a crane tipping over to be one in every 10,000 hours of use. Though the odds are slim, they’re not worth betting against.
Mobile cranes are particularly dangerous. - Mobile cranes are far more likely to tip over. Particularly if they’re carrying a load that’s too big when they’re b