Cribbing blocks replace ‘unknown quantity’ wood stabilisers
- June 11, 2018
- Posted by: Jonel Hydraulics
An operations manager told us: “I’ve moved from an unknown entity ‘wooden blocks’, to a known safe and rated interlocking cribbing block system, I’m now 100% at ease when our load/truck operators require additional load holding and supports.”
The photo shows a transporter moving a low loader tray for a mining tipper truck. Using rated interlocking Cribbing Blocks to support loads safely has many advantages over wooden blocks and packers. From the start, it takes the guesswork out of whether the wooden blocks can handle the load. Unlike wood alternatives, these systems are guaranteed against splitting, rot, fluid absorption, insects and mould.
The Dura Crib and Dura Stat recycled plastic cribbing system is engineered to provide good performance, optimum safety and durability when stabilising heavy loads.
The lightweight, splinter-free, non-absorbent and environmentally sustainable ranges were developed to replace older, weaker, unreliable wooden cribbing and dunnage.
The blocks have been proven under some of some of the toughest safety regimes. Applications include industries such as mining and resources, construction and building, rescue and recovery, food processing and materials handling, industrial maintenance and safety, road and rail transport, ports and shipping.
The benefits of the Dura Crib plastic cribbing and blocking systems include know working load limits with typical strength of 30.6 to 60.8 kg/cm2 (3.0 to 6.0 MPa) at 25°C, 100% recycled plastic construction for optimum durability, a resistance to gas, oil, chemicals and organic substances such as blood, and laboratory tested.
Blocks are available in black and high-vis yellow and the system is suitable for both active cribbing, where a person is working nearby, and for passive cribbing, where cribbing is used to keep material off the ground storage or to allow a forklift to operate.
See more info on Cribbing Blocks here.