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Trench box for small residential work.

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by nedly05, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. nedly05

    nedly05 Senior Member

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    What do you guys use for a trench box in small residential work? Are there small boxes that can be used for small jobs, and handled by small equipment? I did a google search but dont come up with much but the great big boxes used on big pipe jobs.If there is such a box, what do they cost? Thanks!
     
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    nedly, this is the smallest trench box I have seen. I believe it was a GME. No idea on price...it doesn't look real comfortable at this width (as you can see in the pic, it fits under a semi trailer) But I know they had bigger spacers on site for it. Good luck finding one.
     

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    Look at that GME link. Dealer I work for has all sorts of different size boxes. Big and small. Think we have from 6x8 aluminum up to 8x20 steel.
     
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    Our guys use aluminum hydraulic shoring and marine plywood panels. The system easily fits in a pick up.
     
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    i think you can still use 3/4" exterior plywood for trench shoring, usually we just dig a ditch with a more gentle slope.
     
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    What depth are you working at?
     
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    Some boxes n shoaring equipment we use.
     

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    Those boxes new are about $4,000.
     
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    we have 2 speedshores and another one but cant remember the name. they were great when you use them everday, we havent used ours for a year now. dad wants to get rid of em.:beatsme
     
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    It says its new?? It must be a good price then! What do you guys use rino?
     
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    do you still want to get rid of those trench boxes?
     
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    Call Protech in Taylor, Michigan they have some small boxes in the rental fleet they are looking to sell. The last small box I rented showed up in a pick up, it was alum. We were in downtown Detroit, I put it together put in the hole and buried it so no one would steal it over night, dug out the repair took the box out. When I dug for my dad I pulled a 30' long x 8' tall, we had 13' spreaders for it down to 6', that was heavy. Dan
     
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    Look up the nearest United Rental and they will work with you.
     
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    Our Local cat rental store use to carry trench box's. Might want to check with urs
     
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    Iron Lot has several options available for residential work, utility and spot repairs. We offer a full line of aluminum trench boxes for sale. We also have some lightweight steel trench boxes for sale that a backhoe or mini-excavator can pickup. For example the 7.5 x 8 steel box only weighs 1,400 lbs. Call direct at 336-516-8011 Aluminum Shoring Kundel V-Panel (191x250).jpg Aluminum Trench  Shield, TuffGuy.jpg Aluminum Trench Shield Kundel ShoreLite Lite.jpg Aluminum Trench Shield, ShoreLite.jpg trench shield (2).jpg
     
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    them are some good looking boxes iron lot. I have pondered the same idea many times. I need some speed shores or a small box my self.
     
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