April 2013, Vol. 68 No. 4

Equipment Spotlight

Trench Shoring Products: Equipment Spotlight

Trench shoring equipment from ICON Equipment, Pro-Tec Equipment, Efficiency Production, American Shoring and GME.

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, iconjds.com

Pro-Tec Equipment
The PIPELINE ARCH from Pro-Tec Equipment is an arch that, when used with the company’s Pal-3 (3-inch thick sidewalls) 8-feet tall trench shields are able to provide 72 inches of vertical pipe clearance. The PIPELINE ARCH allows pipeline crews to use a lighter trench shield while still being able to achieve the vertical clearance that they need. 800.292.1225, pro-tecequipment.com

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. It has the greatest strength to weight ratio in the industry. Efficiency Production also offers a wide selection of OSHA compliant accessories for Build-A-Box. All products are P.E. certified to meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards. 800.552.8800, efficiencyproduction.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, americanshoring.com

The GME Sheeting and Bracing is a hydraulic bracing system designed and engineered to be used with a variety of interlocking sheet piles. With the GME Sheeting and Bracing system, users are able to save time and money through installation and removal when compared to traditional weld and cuts systems. Ideal for large projects such as; tank installations, soil remediation’s, C.I.P projects and linear applications, the GME Sheeting and Bracing system is the only US-manufactured system of its kind. 800.248.2054, gme-shields.com

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