Our large range of Drag Boxes are ideal for projects requiring a rapid means of pipe laying in self-supporting ground. With a front cutting edge, they enable the ‘excavate and drag’ method of installation.

A Drag Box being pulled i.e dragged and cutting into the ground using an excavator

Features

Available in 6 sizes - ranging from lightweight to heavy duty
Telescopic struts - allows for trench widths of 0.68m to 5.3m
Extensions available - increasing the maximum trench depth to 4.9m
Hogback struts available - for increased clearance to 2m, enabling the installation of 1.5m diameter pipes

Our Drag Boxes

A two-sided protective shield, ideal for use when installing utility pipes in dry, self-supporting ground, in areas where obstructions such as services are not present. With a large range including lightweight options, our Drag Boxes have a front cutting edge to enable the ‘excavate and drag’ technique, which provides a safe and rapid means of pipe laying, enabling quicker installation.

Drag box inside a two sided excavation

Resources

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    • Box name

      Mini Lightweight Drag Box 3m x 2m

      Size - length x height (m)

      3 x 2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      25

      Max trench depth** (m)

      3.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.68-3.08

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.01-1.2

      Length between struts (m)

      2.65

      Box weight* (kg)

      970-1960

      Extension available

      1m

      Hogback struts available

      No

      End closure panels available

      No

      *Box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Max trench depths are achieved by using a box and an extension

    • Box name

      Midi Lightweight Drag Box 4m x 2m

      Size - length x height (m)

      4 x 2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      20

      Max trench depth** (m)

      2.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.68-3.08

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.01-1.2

      Length between struts (m)

      3.65

      Box weight* (kg)

      1480-2670

      Extension available

      1m

      Hogback struts available

      No

      End closure panels available

      No

      *Box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Max trench depths are achieved by using a box and an extension

    • Box name

      Maxi Lightweight Drag Box 5m x 2m

      Size - length x height (m)

      5 x 2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      20

      Max trench depth** (m)

      2.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.71-3.11

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.01-1.2

      Length between struts (m)

      4.65

      Box weight* (kg)

      2280-3780

      Extension available

      1m

      Hogback struts available

      No

      End closure panels available

      No

      *Box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Max trench depths are achieved by using a box and an extension

    • Box name

      Heavy Duty Drag Box 5m x 2.5m

      Size - length x height (m)

      5 x 2.5

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      35

      Max trench depth** (m)

      3.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.81-2.66

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.48-1.97*

      Length between struts (m)

      3.73

      Box weight* (kg)

      3761-7094

      Extension available

      1.5m

      Hogback struts available

      Yes

      End closure panels available

      No

      *Box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Max trench depths are achieved by using a box and an extension

      ***Using hogback struts

    • Box name

      Heavy Duty Drag Box 7m x 2m

      Size - length x height (m)

      7 x 2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      34 (28***)

      Max trench depth** (m)

      3.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.94-2.79

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.25-1.75*

      Length between struts (m)

      6.35

      Box weight* (kg)

      4341-5036

      Extension available

      2m

      Hogback struts available

      Yes

      End closure panels available

      No

      *Box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Max trench depths are achieved by using a box and an extension

      ***Using hogback struts

    • Box name

      High Clearance Drag Box 5.1m x 3.2m

      Size - length x height (m)

      5.1 x 3.2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      25

      Max trench depth** (m)

      4.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      1-5.3

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.22-2.28

      Length between struts (m)

      4.5

      Box weight* (kg)

      3846-9468

      Extension available

      1.8m

      Hogback struts available

      No

      End closure panels available

      No

      *Box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Max trench depths are achieved by using a box and an extension

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