Trench Box – Titan Series – Steel Trench Shields
Trench Boxes | Mainline Sewer & Water Installation and Specialty Trench Shields
Trench Box | The Titan Series trench shield was designed and built with nothing but the contractor in mind. This series trench shield brings the most innovative, productive and longest-lasting trench shields available to the market. Titan Series [trench shields offers some features and benefits that are only available on a Kundel shield, such as:
Production, durability and value is the Titan Series mainline trench shields. With standard features not matched anywhere else in the industry our trench shields, include; solid welded, forged steel spreader collars, 16’’ on center outside skin supports, internal pounding members, and much more. Our trench shields are designed by a contractor with the contractor in mind.
These class leading features will give you a trench shield that will last you for many years to come, and increase your productivity in the trench. Our approach to manufacturing trench shields, along with our history in the trench, give you an unbeatable value. If you are in the market for a trench box that is built to last you have come to the right trench shield manufacturer.
- Solid Welded
- Solid Forged Spreader Collars
- All-Steel Design
- Internal Pounding Members
- Formed Internal Skin
- Outside Skin Supported 16’’ On Center
TRENCH BOX BASICS AND HOW THEY WORK
What is a Trench Box?
A trench box is typically comprised of two fabricated steel or aluminum panels, commonly referred to as side walls, separated by a series of pipe at each end of the assembly. The trench box is designed to save lives in the trenches by providing a safe working area when performing pipe repairs or laying sewer and waterline pipe. A trench box, if utilized properly, can increase productivity on the jobsite versus sloping the excess soil to meet OSHA requirements.
When is a Trench Box Required?
OSHA requires excavation 5’ or deeper in depth to have shoring or shielding to protect workers in the trench and, at times, stabilize the surrounding soil to avoid undermining nearby structures.
Are job built Trench Boxes Allowed?
The simple answer is no. Every trench box on the jobsite needs to have engineering calculations behind it and tabulated data to go along with it that will need to be readily available for any OSHA inspection. Typically, this data is available on the serial tag place on the trench box and inside the operator’s manual for the trench box supplied by the manufacturer.
How Do You Use a Trench Box?
The usage of a trench box is a relatively simple process. To start, you will assemble your trench box sidewalls using the spreader pipes and locking pins you purchased with your product, you will find more detail on assembly in your Kundel Owner’s Manual. Once your trench box is assembled you will place it into your excavation prior to any workers being allowed to enter. A common process will be digging down to your desired grade, inserting your trench box, adding and bring base materials to required grade, installing your utility to required grade, excavating ahead of the trench box and dragging ahead to repeat the process.
Can Trench Boxes be Stacked?
Absolutely. Trench boxes can be stacked in many different configurations to achieve the proper depth and coverage necessary for each project. Many trench boxes are designed to stack and have the built-in features to handle this type of application.
What Size Trench Box is Right for My Job?
There are many sizes and wall thicknesses of trench boxes available depending on your job conditions, depth requirements, utility working with, and excavator size. Your trench box specialist at Kundel can help you determine the best product to match your job needs. As stated above, OSHA requires some form of shielding or shoring with any excavation of 5’ or greater in depth. The type of trench protection product you choose will also require you to determine if your needs are to simply shield (trench shield) or to stabilize the surrounding soil (trench shoring). Trench shielding is the most common type, and this is done buy excavating and inserting your trench box(s) while backfilling accordingly to prevent lateral shield movement. With Trench shoring you are installing in a manner that stabilizes the surrounding soil, this application is commonly done by driving down your shoring product while excavating inside.
With the variety of product available, our goal is to service the small single crew contractors concentrating on repairs and maintenance all the way up to large multi-crew contractors installing new utility and infrastructure. We also have a product line dedicated to the needs of cities and municipalities. Kundel trench protection stands out from the competition with a product that was made by contractors for contractors.
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