Plastic Cribbing for Heavy-Duty Stabilization Tasks

Enerpac has introduced a new system of plastic cribbing blocks and wedges to optimize safety when stabilizing heavy loads after they have been lifted. The blocks— intended as a more stable, longer-lasting and easily cleaned alternative to wooden blocks—feature an aggressively patterned, slip-resistant pyramid locking surface for stability in cribbing, chocking and shoring. According to the company, plastic material offers a stable, predictable load capacity which deforms slowly under load because of the homogeneous material used. The cribbing won’t splinter or absorb most fluids (subject to chemical compatibility tests) and can be used for interlocking box cribs, parallel cribs and triangle cribs. Available in three sizes of cribbing blocks and two sizes of wedges, the system, made from recycled plastic, is available in different combinations of wedges and blocks in nylon carrying totes.

As featured in Womp 2009 Vol 06 -