Lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches!

Pro-Tec Equipment, a leading producer of trench shoring and shielding equipment, introduces its line of lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches!

Designed with pipeline crews and crews with smaller excavators in mind, the Pro-Tec Equipment lightweight Pipeline Arches provide exceptional vertical pipe clearance while keeping the overall weight of the trench shield system to a minimum.


The Pro-Tec Equipment line of lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches is designed with pipeline crews and crews with smaller excavators in mind.  The Pro-Tec Equipment lightweight Pipeline Arches provide exceptional vertical pipe clearance while keeping the overall weight of the trench shield system to a minimum.

There are two different styles of the Pipeline High Clearance Arches to choose from. The first is designed to work with the Pro-Tec Equipment Pal-3 steel-walled trench shields. These steel-walled trench shields are 3” thick and offer an excellent depth rating while maintaining an overall reasonable total trench shield weight, enabling them to work with smaller excavators. When paired with the Pipeline High Clearance Arches, the 8’ tall Pal-3 trench shields provide 72” of vertical pipe clearance and still allow for the use of a smaller excavator (11+ metric ton machine).

The other style of Pipeline High Clearance Arch is designed to work with both of our Aluminum trench shield systems: the ATS Series – a static Aluminum Trench Shield, or our MOD Series – a modular aluminum trench shield system utilizing 2’ tall panels that stack upon each other to build the desired system. When paired with the Aluminum High Clearance Arch, these two systems (the ATS Series and the MOD Series) provide up to 72” of vertical pipe clearance while still allowing for crews to use lightweight excavators (under 10 metric tons) to move the system.

Both styles of the Pipeline High Clearance Arch offer a variety of bolt-on extensions that can provide up to 12’ of inside working clearance (from sidewall of trench shield to sidewall of trench shield), ensuring that crews have enough working room to complete the project.

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