Trench Shoring Products: Equipment Spotlight

Trench shoring products from Efficiency Production, PRO-TEC Equipment, American Shoring, Quik-Shor, Speed Shore Corp. and Kundel Industries.

Efficiency Production
Efficiency’s XLAP series aluminum panel trench shields are designed specifically for municipalities, utilities and contractors who use rubber-tired backhoe/loaders and small excavators for trenching. These shields are stackable with Build-A-Box feature and come with a flat bottom or an extruded aluminum knife-edge on the panels. Other features three-inch sidewalls that are smooth to prevent dirt build-up and reduce friction ; foam-filled wall construction prevents dirt and moisture accumulation ; and telescoping spreader sets that come in a wide variety of sizes. 800.552.8800,

PRO-TEC Equipment

Pro-Tec Equipment has the trench shoring and safety products you need for rehabilitation project. Whether they are large projects (Slide Rail), small projects (Aluminum Series) or replacement projects (Manhole shields), contact Pro-Tec Equipment. PRO-TEC’s Slide Rail Shoring System is ideal for use in poor soil conditions and where support in deep excavations is needed. 800.292.1225,

American Shoring
American Shoring designs and manufactures quality trench shields for all levels of underground construction. The company’s family of Steel Trench Shields is extensive and designed to maximize safety and production requirements under a wide range of soil conditions. For cost conscious contractors, American Shoring’s design team handles considerations and budget guidelines as top priorities. From light-duty to heavy-duty, high strength applications, the resiliency and flexibility of steel matched with American Shoring’s professional manufacturing and support will ensure your best possible trench shoring solution. 800.407.4674,


Quik-Shor’s Double Cylinder Power Shore utilizes two, 2-inch diameter hydraulic cylinders. The double cylinder power shore allows for large horizontal and vertical spacing (up to 10 feet) of shores against steel plates. There is also high clearance with these shores. The shores can be spaced up to 5 feet from the bottom of the trench. Double cylinder power shores were developed to work in conjunction with 1-inch steel plate. 800.493.7827,

Speed Shore Corp.

Speed Shore’s patented Shoring Shields combine 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 utility 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. Speed Struts incorporate hydraulic cylinders and return springs within rugged telescoping steel sleeves. They allow for 3 and 4-sided trench support, while providing increased protection to critical components. Quick-connect pins and hydraulic fittings permit rapid assembly/disassembly and changeover to larger or smaller Speed Struts. An exclusive patented hydraulic manifold enables control of all cylinders from a single point outside the excavation, permitting precise regulation of cylinder pre-load in irregular, non-uniform excavations. Shoring Shields are available in both corrugated sheet and smooth-panel exteriors. Replaceable cut-outs (optional) allow the user to straddle crossing utilities or make lateral connections, and can be removed and replaced in minutes. 800.231.6662,

Kundel Industries
The Titan Series offers 14 free features that have on the job benefits including the Kundel’s unique shelving that gives a staging area for pipe dope and the laser target. The shelving also gives the end user a place to build scaffolding for building structures in the trench. These “Built In Features” enhance trench safety and the production process, which protects your investment of people, equipment and profit. 330.259.9009,

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