Aluminum Trench Shields

Aluminum Trench Shields | Trench Boxes

Pro-Tec Equipment offers a few different types of Aluminum trench shield (trench box) systems. The ATS Series is a lightweight trench shield (trench box) system designed to be used by rubber-tired backhoes and loaders. The Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Shield combines the best of a steel trench box and an aluminum trench box into one.  The MOD Series is lightweight and strong but it is also modular, where even the largest modular panel is designed to be easily transported by pickup truck, if desired.

ATS Series

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Aluminum Trench Shields Series

The Pro-Tec Equipment Aluminum Trench Shield (ATS) Series is a lightweight trench shield system designed to be used by rubber-tired backhoes and loaders. The ATS is ideal for municipalities and utility contractors.

Standard features

  • Industry’s first standard 4-point lift system
  • Smooth wall panel design
  • Foam filling – prevents soil and water buildup
  • Accepts telescoping spreaders (TS4 Spreaders)
  • Flat bottom 
  • Professional Engineer Certified to meet or exceed O.S.H.A. requirements

ATS Series options

  • Adapters to allow use of L-Class (4”) or M-Class (5”) spreaders pipe 
  • Aluminum built-in knife edge
  • Steel bolt-on knife edge
  • Cutout and replaceable doors
  • Stacking pockets
  • Wheel kits
  • Custom sizes

2.75” Sidewall: Aluminum Trench Shield (ATS) Series

Standard Metric
Height x Length Model Pipe Clearance Weight** Shield Capacity* Depth of Cut* B-Soils Depth of Cut* C-60 Soils Depth of Cut* C-80 Soils
ft in lbs psf ft ft ft
4 x 6 ATS-46 12 420 1960 44 33 25
4 x 8 ATS-48 12 510 1470 33 25 18
4 x 10 ATS-410 12 600 1130 25 19 14
4 x 12 ATS-412 12 700 764 17 13 10
4 x 14 ATS-414 12 790 555 12 9 7
4 x 16 ATS-416 12 880 421 9 7 5
6 x 6 ATS-66 30 600 1264 28 21 16
6 x 8 ATS-68 30 730 960 21 16 12
6 x 10 ATS-610 30 870 777 17 13 10
6 x 12 ATS-612 30 1010 655 15 11 8
6 x 14 ATS-614 30 1140 556 12 9 7
6 x 16 ATS-616 30 1280 427 9 7 5
8 x 6 ATS-86 30 780 1264 28 21 16
8 x 8 ATS-88 30 960 960 21 16 12
8 x 10 ATS-810 30 1140 777 17 13 10
8 x 12 ATS-812 30 1320 655 15 11 8
8 x 14 ATS-814 30 1500 555 12 9 7
8 x 16 ATS-816 30 1700 427 9 7 5
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Telescoping Adjustable Spreader Sets (set of 4)

Standard Metric
Model (sets of 4) Adjustment Weight
in lbs
TS 4-1826 18 – 26 108
TS 4-2334 23 – 34 128
TS 4-2844 28 – 44 153
TS 4-3454 34 – 54 183
TS 4-4266 42 – 66 223
TS 4-5288 52 – 88 273

MOD Series

MOD-SERIES

Modular Aluminum Trench Shield

The Pro-Tec Equipment MOD Series is a modular aluminum trench shield system that is lightweight and easily transported via pickup truck. It can be used as a 2-, 3- or 4-sided system with existing components and can be changed on the fly at a job site to meet the job’s requirements. 

Standard features

  • Smooth wall panel design
  • Foam filling – prevents soil and water buildup
  • Accepts telescoping spreaders (TS4 Spreaders)
  • 2-way corner posts allow, 2-, 3- or 4-sided configurations
  • Professional Engineer Certified to meet or exceed O.S.H.A. requirements

Options

  • Aluminum built-in knife edge
  • Steel bolt-on knife edge
  • Wheel kits
  • Adjustable legs
  • Lifting eyes
  • Stacking units
  • Custom sizes
PanelsOmitted

Bottom panels can be omitted

Enabling use around existing pipes and utilities

The Pro-Tec Equipment MOD Series features the ability of being able to omit its bottom panels, enabling use of the MOD Series on projects that involve T-connections and/or crossing utilities, when soil conditions permit (refer to tabulated data).

3 Bay Mod Top View4 Way Corner

MOD Panel Depth Chart

Standard Metric
Width x Length Weight Max. Depth of Cut B Soils Max. Depth of Cut C-60 Soils Max. Depth of Cut C-80 Soils
ft lbs ft ft ft
MPS 2 x 3 38 50 50 42
MPS 2 x 4 49 50 42 32
MPS 2 x 6 70 38 28 20
MPS 2 x 8 92 28 21 16
MPS 2 x 10 113 23 17 13
MPS 2 x 12 135 19 14 11
MPS 2 x 14 156 12 9 7

2-way and 3-way post

Standard Metric
Model Description Length Weight
in lbs
MC-24 Two way post 24 19
MC-48 Two way post 48 38
MC-72 Two way post 72 56
MC-96 Two way post 96 75
MC-120 Two way post 120 64
MC3-24 Three way post 24 25
MC3-48 Three way post 48 51
MC3-72 Three way post 72 76
MC3-96 Three way post 96 101
MC3-120 Three way post 120 127
MC4-24 Four way post 24 33
MC4-48 Four way post 48 66
MC4-72 Four way post 72 100
MC4-96 Four way post 96 132
MC4-120 Four way post 120 170

MOD Assembly

Quick and Easy Assembly

Lightweight 2-foot high aluminum panels are easily unloaded from a pickup truck by hand without the use of machines. No lifting is equipment needed.

MOD-1-Assemble

Step One

To begin assembling the shield, two corner end-posts are pinned to side panels and rear panel.

MOD-2-Assemble

Step Two

Side and rear panels are stacked to desired height.

MOD-3-Assemble

Step Three

Corner end-posts are pinned in place.

MOD-4-Assemble

Step Four

Adjustable spreaders pin securely in place to complete a 3-sided shield.

MOD-5-Assemble

Step Five – final step

Mod Series trench shields (trench boxes) are easily handled by a rubber-tired backhoe loader.

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Aluminum Sheeting Guide The ASG System

ASG 3-sided system

Aluminum Sheeting Guide

The ASG System

Designed to provide crews with a safe working environment, while dealing with crossing and existing utilities, the Aluminum Sheeting Guide (ASG) System also allows for the use of rubber-tired backhoes.

A component aluminum trench shield, similar to the Mod Series, the ASG system incorporates aluminum sheet pile, sheet stoppers, spreaders, corner post and support post (which double as a way to attach the Pro-Tec Equipment Guard Rail system), to provide crews with the safe working environment they require.

This unique, versatile, aluminum trench box system can be used in 2-, 3-, and 4-sided configurations.

Standard Features:

  • Smooth wall panel design 6061-T6 aluminum construction 
  • Panel lengths of 8' and 10' depth rating of 10' in C-60 Soils
  • 60" of vertical pipe clearance with no sheeting embedment 
  • 96" of vertical pipe clearance with 24" of sheeting embedment
  • Professional Engineer Certified to meet or exceed O.S.H.A. requirements

Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Shield

Steel Framed Aluminum

Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Box

Combining the best of steel trench boxes and aluminum trench shields, the Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Shield enables smaller machines (rubber tired backhoes, small excavators)  to be used by contractors, municipalities, utility companies, and anyone operating smaller machines, yet requiring a strong, durable trench box. 

The Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Shields from Pro-Tec Equipment are designed to use common, 5" sch. 80 spreader pipe and are available in 4" thick sidewalls.

Standard features

  • Industry’s first standard 4-point lift system
  • Smooth wall panel design
  • Foam filling – prevents soil and water buildup
  • Accepts common, 5" Sch. 80 spreader pipe
  • Flat bottom 
  • Professional Engineer Certified to meet or exceed O.S.H.A. requirements

Options

  • Aluminum built-in knife edge
  • Cutout and replaceable doors
  • Stacking pockets
  • Wheel kits
  • Custom sizes

Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Shields

Standard Metric
Height x Length Model Pipe Clearance Weight** Shield Capacity* Depth of Cut* B-Soils Depth of Cut* C-60 Soils Depth of Cut* C-80 Soils
ft in lbs psf ft ft ft
4 x 6 4ATS-46SF 24 1500 1800 40 30 23
4 x 8 4ATS-48SF 24 1780 1800 40 30 23
4 x 10 4ATS-410SF 24 2060 1800 40 30 23
4 x 16 4ATS-416SF 24 2920 960 21 16 12
4 x 20 4ATS-420SF 24 3520 600 13 10 8
6 x 6 4ATS-66SF 36 1970 1800 40 30 23
6 x 12 4ATS-612SF 36 2950 1440 32 24 18
6 x 16 4ATS-616SF 36 3680 960 21 16 12
6 x 20 4ATS-620SF 36 4400 600 13 10 8
8 x 8 4ATS-88SF 48 2900 1800 40 30 23
8 x 10 4ATS-810SF 48 3320 1800 40 30 23
8 x 16 4ATS-816SF 48 4300 960 21 16 12
8 x 20 4ATS-820SF 48 5380 600 13 10 8

Quad Strut

Quad Strut

The Quad Strut

The Quad Strut is a patent pending, multiple phase tube strut that enables rental locations to maximize fleet utilization by taking the place of three spreader set sizes, with one!

Additionally, the Quad Strut is designed to be used as an end-loadable strut Aluminum Trench Shields, providing an adjustable strut that is able to go from 36” to 96” (.9m to 2.4m)!  Each Quad Strut weighs 160 pounds (72 kg) and includes all pins and keepers.  Now the Quad Strut is able to used on the MOD Series, further increasing both the MOD Series and Quad Struts versatility!


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*PSF (pounds per square foot) ratings indicate maximum shield capacities. Depths are based on B, C and C-80 soil types as described in OSHA's 29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart P, October 31, 1989 with Type B not exceeding 45 PSF per foot of depth, Type C not exceeding 60 PSF per foot of depth and Type C-80 not exceeding 80 PSF per foot of depth. Determine actual soil pressure and consult manufacturers Tabulated Data prior to each use.

Job site photos are strictly intended for general product information only and may not comply with all applicable safety standards. Always refer to manufacturers’ serialized specific tabulated data, O.S.H.A. 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P for excavations and all applicable safety standards prior to each use.