Our Drag Boxes allow rapid pipe laying in self supporting ground, Our range includes drag boxes of various sizes to suit different excavation widths and depths, starting with a 3m x 2m mini drag box.

All of our drag boxes are available to hire.

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

Our drag boxes are designed with a two-sided protective shield, making them the perfect solution when installing utility pipes in dry, self-supporting ground, This is ideal in areas where obstructions such as underground services are present.

With a front cuttong edge which enables the 'excavate and drag' technique, our drag boxes provide safe and rapid means of pipe laying, enabling quicker installation.. All of our drag boxes are easy to assemble and install on site, comstructed with minimal components. 

Drag box inside a two sided excavation

Drag box hire

Hire drag boxes directly Groundworks Support & EquipmentGroundworks Support & Equipmentfrom our range, with a variety of sizes available to suit your excavation requirements. Our hire range includes lightweight to heavy duty options, as well as a high clearance drag box. 

Resources

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    • Box name

      Mini 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 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 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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