Aluminum Trench Box
An Aluminum trench box provides protection to workers while working underground in a trench or an excavation. They are typically used by utility crews and plumbers for spot repairs and taps. They are constructed as either solid aluminum panels, or as stackable modular units. Models of aluminum trench boxes include the V-Panel, ShoreLite, ShoreLite Lite, and TuffGuy, The standard sizes range from 2' tall to 12' tall. They typically come in lengths ranging from 4’ up to 12' long.
The Versatility of Aluminum Trench Boxes
The stackable aluminum trench boxes like the ShoreLite and the ShoreLite Lite offer the most versatility. The ShoreLite consist of 2’ tall stackable aluminum panels, while the ShoreLite Lite consist of 3’ tall stackable aluminum panels. Thus a complete system can be built in either 2’ or 3’ tall sections depending on the model being used. Additionally, due to these boxes being lighter weight than steel they only require a small rubber tire backhoe or mini-excavator. Some are even are even small enough to be assembled and moved by hand. The modular aspect of some of these boxes allows them to be transported in the bed of a pickup truck.
Use of Spreaders with Aluminum Trench Boxes
Trench box spreaders are available in fixed widths or with adjusters ranging from 18" to 120". While the boxes are constructed out of aluminum, these spreaders are solid steel pipe. Popular sizes with adjusters are 24 inches to 42 inches, 30 inches to 54 inches, and 36 inches to 64 inches.
Hydraulic Aluminum Trench Shoring as an Alternative to Aluminum Trench Boxes
As an alternative to using an aluminum trench box, Trenshore hydraulic aluminum shoring can be a good option. This system uses hydraulic jacks and finn-form boards to support the walls of the excavation.
Aluminum Trench Boxes for Sale
We offer four different models of aluminum trench boxes for sale.
The Kundel V-Panel Trench Box is your solution to working around crossing utilities. Each aluminum panel is 1' wide and is independently and vertically adjustable. This kit is available up to 12' tall and 12' long.
The Kundel ShoreLite Trench Box is also a lightweight trench box. It comes in 2’ tall double wall aluminum panels. These trench boxes are stackable and is available in kits up to 8' tall.
The Kundel ShroreLite Lite Trench Box is our ultra-lightweight trench box. It comes in 3' tall single wall aluminum panels. These trench boxes are sold in stackable kits up to 9' tall.
The Kundel TuffGuy Trench Box uses the same aluminum panels as the ShoreLite, however it has steel end members to give it added protection in the trench.
V-Panel Aluminum Trench Box
The Kundel V-Panel Aluminum Trench Box is the star of the aluminum trench shoring industry. Kundel has the only aluminum trench shoring system with independently moveable vertical panels. This versatile trench box can be adjusted as needed for each job and situation you encounter while working on utilities. The V-Panel system is a must have for municipalities.
6' Kundel V-Panel Aluminum Trench Box
8' Kundel V-Panel Aluminum Trench Box
10' Kundel V-Panel Aluminum Trench Box
12' Kundel V-Panel Aluminum Trench Box
ShoreLite Aluminum Trench Box
The Kundel ShoreLite Aluminum Trench Shield is ideal for spot repairs and as a modular trench shoring system. These panels come in 2' high stackable sections. This box can easily be assembled into a four sided trench box with the addition of corner connectors. Additionally, a leg kit can be added to get the box 2' off the bottom of the trench. The ShoreLite is a lightweight trench boxes ranging from 120 lbs. to 890 lbs assembled.
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ShoreLite Lite Aluminum Trench Box
The Kundel ShoreLite Lite Aluminum Trench Box is built strong, light weight and modular. The panels are 3' high and stackable for deeper excavations. This aluminum trench shield and trench shoring system comes in various lengths and can easily be transported in a pickup truck. The ShoreLite are lightweight trench boxes ranging from 150 lbs. to 544 lbs.
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TuffGuy Aluminum Trench Box
The TuffGuy Aluminum Trench Box is another innovation by Kundel industries. This trench shield features a patented "pin less" design. The aluminum panels for this shield slide into the steel ends. The steel ends on this aluminum box protect the panels while it is lightly dragged in the trench.