Our most commonly used box system is available in a range of options for the installation of various utilities to support trenches up to 5.6m deep.

Features

Available in 5 sizes - ranging from lightweight to high clearance
Selection of struts - allowing for trench widths of 0.65m to 5.07m wide
Top extensions available - increasing the maximum trench depth to 5.6m
Bottom cutting edge - for 'push and dig' technique

Our Trench Boxes

Easy to assemble, this two-sided protective shield provides quick and efficient ground support in the installation of utility services. They're used when ground movement is non-critical and in areas where obstructions such as services are not present.

Combining articulated struts and a bottom cutting edge, our trench boxes are designed to be installed by an excavator, using the push and dig technique.

With a range of options from lightweight to high clearance Trench Boxes, we can facilitate most trenching requirements.

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    • Size length x height (m)

      2.84 x 2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      20

      Max trench depth (m)

      2.9

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.73-2.33

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.2

      Length between struts (m)

      2.66

      Associated Manhole Box

      Yes

      Extension available

      Yes

      End closure panels available**

      Yes

      *Trench box weight is dependent on which struts are used

    • Size length x height (m)

      3 x 2

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      22-25

      Max trench depth (m)

      4

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.65-4.9

      Under strut clearance (m)

      0.92-1.27

      Length between struts (m)

      2.62-2.69

      Associated Manhole Box

      Yes

      Extension available

      Yes

      End closure panels available**

      Yes

      *Trench box weight is dependent on which struts are used

      **Maximum end closure panel use is 2.8m box width

    • Size length x height (m)

      3.5 x 2.63

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      35-39.5

      Max trench depth (m)

      5.2-5.6

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      0.72-5.07

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.51-1.55

      Length between struts (m)

      3.11-3.19

      Associated Manhole Box

      Yes

      Extension available

      Yes

      End closure panels available**

      Yes

      *Trench box weight is dependent on which struts are used

    • Size length x height (m)

      3.5 x 4

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      25-36

      Max trench depth (m)

      5.2

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      1.34-4.76

      Under strut clearance (m)

      2.55

      Length between struts (m)

      3.05

      Associated Manhole Box

      Yes

      Extension available

      Yes

      End closure panels available**

      Yes

      *Trench box weight is dependent on which struts are used

    • Size length x height (m)

      3.6 x 2.4

      Capacity (kN/m²)

      30

      Max trench depth (m)

      4.25

      Min & max trench widths (m)

      1.02-1.6

      Under strut clearance (m)

      1.35

      Length between struts (m)

      3.3

      Associated Manhole Box

      Yes

      Extension available

      Yes

      End closure panels available**

      Yes

      *Trench box weight is dependent on which struts are used

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