April 2011 Vol. 66 No. 4

Equipment Spotlight

Equipment Spotlight: Trench Shoring & Safety Products

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

Speed Shore Corp.
Speed Shore’s Trench Rescue Shoring Kits feature customized Rescue Shores designed specifically for use in rescue applications. The equipment included with each kit is lightweight, portable and reusable. Trained rescue personnel can install and remove the Trench Rescue Shoring from a safe position outside the excavation within minutes of arrival at the accident site. The system may also be utilized for vertical support applications (roof collapses, etc.) with minimal modifications. Color-coded extensions to increase cylinder’s range snap on the shores quickly and easily and all shores have a slip proof pad to ensure the safety of the rescue team. 800.231.6662, www.speedshore.com

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, www.americanshoring.com

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, www.quik-shor.com

PRO-TEC Equipment
The ProSeries steel line includes 4-, 6- and 8-inch thick sidewall models. The PalSeries Lightweight steel shields include 3-inch single wall and 3- and 4-inch double wall models. High Clearance Arch Spreaders provide up to 10 feet of clearance. The ATS aluminum line includes 2 1/2-inch thick sidewall models in standard sizes. The ModSeries line consists of modular 2 1/2-inch thick panels that are pick-up truck transportable and hand assembled. The Aluminum Hydraulic Vertical Shoring line includes four sizes in the standard line and seven sizes in the heavy-duty line. 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, www.pro-tecequipment.com

Trench Shoring Services
Made is the USA, ultraSHORE trench shields are made of a specially corrugated aluminum that is lightweight and easy to install and save money. All panels can be used horizontally or vertically and are stackable. Users can easily close off one or both ends with quick-release; spring-loaded end closure panels and one person can lower a single pair of assembled panels into an excavation. ultraSHORE’s can be safely buried in depths to 12 feet even in class C soils. 800.746.7464, www.shoring.com

Efficiency Production
The XLS single wall steel shields are designed for use with medium crawler excavators in trenches where weight and space are critical. These are the lightest shields available for models 16 feet and longer. The XLS shields have reinforced top rails, are adjustable and stackable, and incorporate a 4-point lifting system. Other features include an integral spreader collar post design and pinned spreader connections. 800.552.8800, www.epi-shields.com

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, www.kundel-shields.com

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