Equipment Spotlight: Trench Shoring Products

Pro-Tec Equipment

Pro-Tec Equipment introduces its line of lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches. Designed with pipeline crews in mind, these arches, when paired with eight-feet tall aluminum or eight-feet tall lightweight three-inch steel trench walls, provide 72-inches of vertical pipe clearance, while still allowing crews to use smaller sized machines. 800.292.1225,

Efficiency Production

The Build-A-Box modular aluminum trench shield system can be assembled in minutes to a wide variety of two, three, or four-sided configurations. This flexibility enables work crews to make on-the-spot design changes to meet job requirements in conditions ranging from light to extreme. Most systems are easily transported in a pick-up truck or trailer for quick application. Build-A-Box is also compatible with XLAP Aluminum Shields. A wide selection of OSHA compliant accessories for Build-A-Box is also available. All products are P.E. certified to meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards. 800.552.8800,

American Shoring

American Shoring’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, the company’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,


GME’s MD Bracing System – a hydraulic frame system – when utilized with the 165 T Hydraulic Strut, combines the strength of steel with the adjustability of a hydraulic ram. The MD Bracing System is able to provide greater widths to accommodate the ever changing requirements of job sites. 800.248.2054,

ICON Equipment

ICON Equipment’s Modular Aluminum Trench Shields are designed for the underground contractor and municipality. A great cost saving alternative to cumbersome and heavy steel trench boxes. Ideal applications are for small pipe work, emergency maintenance, taps and repairs. The lightweight, compact ICON-O-LITE system is easily transported in the back of a pickup truck and handled by a rubber tire backhoe. All components are OSHA compliant to ensure a safe working environment. 800.836.5011,

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