I keep outrigger pads on my trailer@MA Arborist If you don’t mind me changing the subject for a second, on that lift you just have the pad that attaches to outrigger no bigger pad underneath like some people use.
I had a question about this the other day because I may rent a lift, possibly even for this mulberry drive.
Is that acceptable if the outrigger has a pad underneath or should you still have a bigger square pad underneath that pad?
I use them about half the time.
It really depends on how soft the surface of the lawn is. If there is any doubt we use the pads to prevent leaving a “print” in the lawn.
With that being said, I’ve never seen the outriggers (without using pads) sink more than a couple of inches on a lawn.
If you rent the machine and need pads just use some 3/4” plywood cut into 24x24” squares...it’s sufficient for that machine.