Aluminum and Steel Trench Boxes

Buying or leasing a trench box from Iron Lot will help keep you and your workers safe, while increasing productivity and profitability. Our trench boxes are designed for a contractor by the contractor. Over 20 years ago Robert Kundel Sr. began manufacturing trench boxes for his own use and offering them for sale to other construction companies. With years of experience in the field, Kundel has designed a trench box with the contractors needs in mind. Kundel trench boxes are simply the better built box.

Purchasing An Aluminum Trench Box

Aluminum Trench Boxes Offer A Lightweight Solution

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.

ShoreLite Lite
ShoreLite Lite comes in 3′ tall stackable panels in 5, 6, or 7 foot lengths. more info
ShoreLite Aluminum Trench Box
ShoreLite comes in 2 tall stackable aluminum panels. Available lengths 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12′. more info
V-Panel aluminum trench box. Vertically adjustable panels for getting around crossing utilities. Sizes range from 6×6 to 12×12. more info
TuffGuy aluminum panels with steel end post. Available in lengths from 4 to 12 foot long. more info
Aluminum Trench Shoring
Trenshore Aluminum Trench Shoring, available in 2 – 9 foot tall jacks. more info

The Versatility of Aluminum Shields

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.

Common sizes include: 4×4, 4×6, 4×8, 4×10, 6×4, 6×6, 6×8, 6×10, 8×4, 8×6, 8×8, 8×10, 3×5, 3×6, 3×7, 6×5, 6×7, 9×5, 9×6, and 9×7

Options for Spreaders

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.
Common sizes of spreaders: 24″, 30″, 36″, 42″, 48″, 54″, 60″

Common spreader adjuster combinations: 24 inches to 42 inches, 30 inches to 54 inches, 36 inches to 64 inches, and 48 inches to 72 inches

Hydraulic Aluminum Trench Shoring as an Alternative

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.

Purchasing A Steel Trench Box

A Steel Trench Boxes Offers Durability and Dependability

Just two of the unique features of the Kundel trench shield include internal shelving, and rounded spreader sockets. The shelving allow workers to store tools and pipe dope while working in the trench. The rounded spreader sockets allow for racking (corners of the box move independently) as you are pounding the box into the trench or are removing the box from a tight trench. These two features alone have the capacity to greatly impact productivity. Our goal is to help make your job site safer and more profitable. Let us help you find the right trench box for your trench shoring needs. With several hundred options, we have you covered for any job. We will match you with the right trench box for your excavator and project.

Basic 3 Series
Basic 3 trench shields are lightweight and versatile. Available sizes range from 4×4 to 7.5×12. more info
Trench Box
Titian utility trench boxes up to 14′ in length, and feature higher pipe clearance. more info
Trench Box
Titan Lite mainline shields range from 16 to 30 foot in length, and come in 3″, 5″, 6″ wall thickness. more info
Trench Box
Titan Plus mainline trench shields are a step up from the Lite shields. They will carry a higher depth rating, and come in 16 to 30 lengths. They are available in 3, 5, 6, and 8″ wall thickness. more info
Trench Box
Titan Brute mainline series are the heavy duty trench boxes. They come in 16 to 30 lengths, and are available in 5, 6, and 8 inch wall thickness. more info

Options To Consider When Purchasing a Steel Trench Box

Iron Lot’s trench boxes are available in multiple sizes for a variety of applications.
Small Trench Boxes: up to 12 feet long
Kundel Basic 3 Trench Boxes (Lightweight)
The Basic Series is perfect for small spot repairs, taps, and light utility work. Sizes range from 4×4 to 7.5×12. The Kundel Basic 3 Trench Box is designed to be lightweight and light on the budget.  It is designed primarily for spot repair, taps and minor mainline work. They are ideal for small excavators as well as rubber tired backhoes. It is a quality built product created to provide reliability in the field.

Medium Trench Boxes: up to 14 feet long Utility Box
Titan Utility Trench Box (Lightweight Multi-Purpose Trench Shield)
The Titan Utility Series is ideal for larger utility jobs. Sizes range from 6 feet long to 14 feet long. These trench boxes are built tough with the best design features you will find in the industry. The Kundel Titan Utility Trench Box is used is a variety of applications including manholes, spot repairs, and mainline work. They range is size from 4 feet tall to 10 feet tall and come in lengths from 6 feet to 14 feet long.

Large Trench Boxes: up to 30 feet long Pipe Laying Box
The Titan Series is great for larger jobs to include mainline work. Sizes range from 16 feet long to 30 feet long.

Option #1. Titan Lite Trench Boxes (Lighter-Weight Than Standard Trench Boxes)
The Titan Lite Trench Box series of trench boxes are built to be both durable and lightweight. They are ideal for mainline work while using a smaller or lighter excavator. The Titian Lite range in height from 4 feet tall to 10 feet tall. Lengths range from 16 feet to 30 feet long.

Option #2. Titan Plus Trench Boxes (Comparable to a Standard Trench Box)
Strong and durable, the Titan Plus Trench Box is ideal for laying pipe. The Side wall thickness for this series starts at just 3 1/2 inches and includes 5 inch, 6 3/4 inch, 8 1/2 inch and 9 1/2 inch thick side walls. These trench boxes come in 4′, 5′, 6′, 8′, and 10′ tall heights. The length ranges from 16′ to 30′.

Option #3. Titan Brute (Heavy Duty Trench Box)
The name says it all. These trench boxes are stout. The Titan Brute Trench Box is constructed of steel and solid-welded. The design of the Titan Brute trench box was made for heavy-duty trench safety work. These trench boxes have thick, reinforced steel for amazing toughness in the trench. They were engineered for durability and deep depths. The Titan Brute Trench Box is crafted with high taper reinforced knife edges, which increase the pipe area by allowing a tighter trench.

Other Products

Bedding Boxes

Bedding boxes keep rock clean and organized on the jobsite. They are filled with rock and dragged down the trench line, as the bedding material is placed that the bottom of the ditch.

Bedding Box
We offer bedding boxes as small as 2 cubic yards all the way up to 15 cubic yards. We have both standard duty and heavy duty options available. more info