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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Double Duty Street Pads for any backhoe!

A New Holland backhoe owner contacted us recently looking for a longer lasting rubber shoe for their backhoe.  We found a simple solution.  The Backhoe was outfitted with FlipPad Internationals Double Duty Street Pad.  The worlds first and only reversible rubber shoe for Backhoes.  This slick stabilizer pad for can fit virtually any backhoe made in the North and South American markets.  All you need to tell us is the brand of your center mount backhoe loader and we will do the rest.

Our design team loves the design and the color. At FlipPad, we can customize your stabilizer to any color! In this case, we choose a cool textured black!  The New Holland backhoe looks sharp.

FlipPad Internationals Double Duty Street pad has a wearing surface on both sides. Instead of replacing your rubber after it is worn, you simply unbolt and flip to get a entirely new wearing surface.  

Let us know what you need and we will help you come up with a solution for your backhoe!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Driving a backhoe

I just read an excellent article on driving a backhoe, you can see it here. 

One particular instruction jumps out at me.  No. 4  Locate the shorter control sticks that raise and lower the stabilizers. Make sure the stabilizers are all the way up before you drive the backhoe.

If you want to get the most out of your rubber shoes, you must raise the stabilizers off the ground so that the stabilizer pads are not receiving unnecessary wear.  Time and time again we have seen backhoe operators putting extensive stress on the stabilizer pads when operating in this way.  So remember to lift up the stabilizer arm before moving the backhoe, let's get the most out of our Laminated Rubbers.  

Here we see a father and son team traversing their backhoe with the stabilizer arms in the up position.  Perfectly executed.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Construction Equipment wrote a great article on the 580 N-Series backhoe. You can see it here. The basis of the article is that the new 580 N-Series backhoe from Case is stronger everywhere.  The report is excellent with one exception.  The stabilizer pads, more specifically the rubber shoes.  We have spent the last 35 years designing and manufacturing stabilizer pads and shoes for backhoes.  In almost every situation, laminated rubber pads outlast molded shoes.  So, sure the new 580 N-Series backhoe is stronger, except in one area where it counts the most.

Our design team has been at it again, this time they have developed a new stabilizer pad utilizing our laminated rubber technology.  To simplify things, our new FlipPad for the 580 N-Series is equipped with our SuperGrip rubber shoe

Here is a shot of the grouser.  Our new rugged design lends itself to aggressively cut into the ground surface for stability when working on hard non-paved surfaces.  
The SuperGrip laminated rubber Flip Pad will retrofit all 580 N-Series backhoes and is designed to let the rubber shoes wear evenly by loading them centrally.
Another nice feature is that we have eliminated that annoying pin, which stops the FlipPad from self-flipping from the grouser side to rubber.  Our new anti-flip latch is a simple attachment which allows the backhoe operator to manually flip and lock/release the pad by simply turning the latch. With this patented latch there is no hardware to remove and replace or lose.   

The new 580 N-Series backhoe is certainly stronger now.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Recycled Rubber

I was just browsing recycled rubber and ran across this post from Going Vegan with Ellen.  You can check it out here Recycled Rubber.  What a great use for recycled rubber.

What other products can you think of making out of recycled rubber?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Side-Shift Backhoes

In 1954, JCB invented the backhoe loader.  In 2012, FlipPad International invented another way to keep it stable!   Introducing the first side-shift backhoe offering patented laminated rubber pads as well as a grouser for tough or frozen ground conditions.

Our chunk proof laminated rubber is a double duty, doubling the life of the replacement rubber.
Reduce your down time with long lasting laminated rubber shoes for your backhoe.

Working on hard or frozen terrain?  Just flip the grouser in the down position and now your backhoe loader will tear through the ground offering your backhoe the stability it needs in these tough conditions.

Only available at FlipPad International.  

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let it Snow!

Panda’s get particularly excited to see snow!  Playing in it, doing somersaults and even rolling it into a snowball, like they are having ice cream” states Ma Rong who works with Hua’ao and Qingfeng, the two giant panda’s in Nanshan Park – China.

Here at Flippad, we love the snow TOO!  And we want you to feel the excitement (like the Panda’s) about the snow, like we do!

We are dusting off our Rubber Snow Plow Blades in anticipation of our latest storm!  We hope your New Rubber Snow Plow Blade will get you through the snow, each and every time it snows

We hope this storm is a doozy and so will you when you find out how easy we make it to acquire one of FlipPad plow blades and let your plow do all the snow removal work for you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Trailer Engines with Stabilizers from FlipPad

If your a fan of Hale Products, especially the Trailer Engines, well they just got safer.  FlipPad International collaborated with Hale Products to redesign the the stabilizer foot which now will include a rugged laminated rubber design to give it a much firmer base.  

FlipPad International wants to collaborate with you!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Free Giveaway!

Yes, FlipPad International is
giving away a free rubber snow plow blade.

What do you have to do? Simply like us on Facebook to get your name qualified for our free giveaway. No catches - You are entered to win!

Come and join us on facebook and learn more about this exciting giveaway courtesy of FlipPad International.

FlipPad International will announce the winner of the free rubber snow plow blade on our website, through email and on our Facebook Page within the next month!

Keep checking back OFTEN - To be sure you don’t miss YOUR free gift!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

We are Nuts about you!

Our Case SuperGrip just got better. A few customers have brought to our attention that the nuts we use on the Case Supergrip replacement rubber, which is a 7/16 locknut is a bit different from the Case 580N version. Which means if we don't supply you with our nut, it will be difficult bolting the replacement rubber onto your 580N Backhoe. Beginning today, FlipPad International will include nuts on all Case SuperGrip Rubbers. Go nuts!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rubber Snow Plow Blades - From FlipPad International

New from FlipPad International, Hanover, MA. - Reversible Rubber Snow Plow Blades.

Like all of our FlipPad Products, our rubber snow plow blades are made of tough, fiber reinforced recycled rubber that will not tear.  FlipPad's rubber plow blades have a "squeegee action" to clean faster, smoother and quieter than steel cutting edges. Our rubber snow plow blades will not damage roadway markings, cobblestone driveways or manhole covers.  Our rubber plow edges are reversible, so each plow blade can be used twice.  The thickness of our rubber edges are available from 1 - 1 1/2" inches.  Like all rubber plow blades, ours absorb damaging shock to the plow, the blade and the plow driver.

Sizes:  FlipPad's rubber snow plow blades can be ordered to any length.  We will also supply bulk lengths up to 50 feet.  We offer standard size 8,9,10,and 12 foot blades all standard sizes are 10" Wide.  Custom sizes are available at any length or width. 

Bolt Holes: Mounting holes are slotted 1 x 3" oval, allowing for an easy install. Custom hole punching is available on request. 

Adjustments: FlipPad recommends that rubber snow plow blades be adjusted to the type of equipment on which they are installed.   Front mounted plows that ride on casters or shoes perform best with a 2" overhang.  1" overhangs beyond the moldboard is suggested for unsupported front-mounted or under body mounted plows and graders.

10 Foot Reversible Rubber Plow Blade

FlipPad International is conscious about the environment.  All of our products are made from 100% recycled material, even our painted products are extremely low VOC's (see here) making them safe as well.  Our new reversible rubber snow plow is no different. 

We are sure our reversible rubber snow plow blade will outperform and outlast your expectations so we will ship it to you for FREE!

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