Pro-Tec Equipment | Tank Installation
Slide Rail Multiple Tank install

Fuel tanks, storage tanks, single tanks, multiple tanks side by side, multiple tanks end to end: Pro-Tec Equipment has been involved with all of these types of projects. Through our years of experience, we have worked out what works best and what doesn’t for all manner of tank installation projects.

Equipment Needs

Projects 22’ or Deeper

For projects that are at a depth of 22’ or deeper, you would require a Triple Slide Rail System, using a 100,000+ lbs. machine.

Projects from 13’ to 22’

Projects from 13’ to 22’ can be handled with a Double Slide Rail System, using a 72,000+ lbs. machine.


Projects Less Than 13’ Deep

For shallow projects less than 13’ deep, you would be able to use our Single Slide Rail system.

For Extremely Poor Soil Conditions

When doing a tank installation project, Pro-Tec Equipment is aware that time is critical, and the cost of excessive unneeded backfill is something every contractor can do without. To combat this, Pro-Tec Equipment is able to offer contractors a true clearspan system. 

For extremely poor soil conditions, the Pro-Brace Hydraulic Frame system could be the answer for your tank installation needs. The Pro-Brace is a cost-saving system compared to traditional weld and cut systems. With the ability to use a variety of sheet pile, the Pro-Brace Hydraulic Frame System is a product that can be used on a wide range of projects.

No matter what depth your tank installation project is, a good rule of thumb is to have 3’ on either side of the tank for allow for deadmen anchoring or a concrete pad.

Every project is unique, with different depths and other extenuating circumstances, such as: soil conditions, water levels, existing utilities and other parameters. Please contact your local Pro-Tec Trench Shoring and Shielding provider with as many details as possible to ensure you are matched with the best trench shield or shoring equipment to fit your project's particular needs.

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.