Aluminum trench shoring is usually used with a rugged aluminum frame, creating the only true aluminum-wall “drag box” in the industry. It weighs in at approximately half the weight of comparable steel trench shields. It is specifically designed for contractors, utilities, plumbers, and municipalities who prefer the use of a rubber-tired backhoe or light excavator, yet desire a durable, high-capacity, lightweight shield to pull along the trench as work progresses. A 2-1/2” aluminum double-wall panels can be used for exceptional strength-to-weight ratios and superior corrosion resistance. It is exclusively welded steel frame offers the strength and durability that allows this APS to be pulled along the trench as work progresses. It has a foam-filled smooth walls prevent accumulation of water, dirt and debris. Thru-wall spreader sockets penetrate end vertical supports for added strength. Its heavy-duty lifting rings provide for rapid four-point lifting of units. An aluminum trench shoring system is engineered for high strength, ultra-low weight, and ease of handling. Modular panels, end-members, and adjustable spreaders are light enough for transport by pickup, and can be quickly configured for 2, 3 or 4-sided applications. A two-man crew can readily assemble the system by hand for rapid placement in the trench by a rubber-tired backhoe.
Various Forms of Aluminum Trench Shoring
TrenShore is a lightweight aluminum trench shoring device developed for narrow trenches and excavations. With its hydraulic system, TrenShore can be installed by a single worker as fast as the trench is cut; greatly reducing shoring time and cutting costs dramatically. Available in six standard heights, or as timber mounted Multi-Shores, custom sized and ready to install to the full depth of your trench. TrenShore combines the benefits of aluminum hydraulic shoring with the solid-wall security of a static shield. Constructed of high-strength aluminum alloys, shoring shields are ideal for municipal maintenance and repair, cable splices, pipeline bellholes, vault placements, trenchless technology pits and light utility installations. The solid-sheeted exterior provides for optimum personnel protection while their lightweight design insures ease of handling with a rubber-tired backhoe. They allow precise control of each hydraulic cylinder within the speed strut from a convenient topside location, which guarantees the safety of the operator until the shoring shield has securely shored the trench. The patented protection plate guards the valves and fitting from damage during installation and removal. And the central located supply and bleed valves facilitate rapid installation and removal of the shoring shield from the trench, also allowing complete fluid recovery.