FLIPPAD INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES THE DOUBLE DUTY STREET PAD FOR CASE, CATERPILLAR, NEW HOLLAND, JCB, VOLVO, AND TEREX BACKHOES.

BOSTON, MA – November 2, 2004 – FlipPad International, creator of the FlipPad™ backhoe stabilizer unit that flips for use on dirt or pavement, has announced the release to market of the DoubleDuty™.

The DoubleDuty™ features a reversible “double-sided” rubber designed to double the life of the stabilizer rubber shoe. The DoubleDuty™ is similar in many respects to the highly successful original FlipPad™, which is currently factory installed on over 90% of tractor loader backhoes, with a rugged steel grouser on one side and a laminated rubber pad on the other.

The difference is in the side with the laminated rubber pad. The DoubleDuty™ features a reversible “double-sided” laminated rubber pad designed to not only double the life of the rubber shoe but also save downtime for loader backhoe operators.

According to FlipPad International’s Andris Lagsdin, many end users operate their backhoes on pavement 90% of the time and only need the rugged steel grouser to work off of paved surfaces. “Operating substantially on pavement can quickly wear out even the most durable rubber replacement pads. The DoubleDuty™ will save end users that extra downtime it would take to obtain and replace the pads,” says Lagsdin.

“End users will save costs as well since the backhoe replacement shoes will not need to be replaced as often,” he adds.

FlipPad International develops and markets the DoubleDuty™ and its affiliated laminated rubber replacement pad products. Supported by more than 35 years of research and development, FlipPad International’s products are customized to fit virtually every major manufactured backhoe including Case, Caterpillar, JCB, New Holland, Volvo , Terex and Komatsu. FlipPad International is located in Hanover, Massachusetts.

For more information please contact Andris Lagsdin at 1-800-FlipPad (800-354-7723). ###