Trench Shoring Products: Equipment Spotlight

April 2012, Vol. 67 No. 4
Efficiency Production’s XLAP series aluminum panel trench shields

Speed Shore Corp.
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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, speedshore.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, kundel-shields.com