About Hydraulic Shoring: ICON offers lightweight aluminum hydraulic shoring as one of the safest, most versatile means and methods of shoring even the most difficult excavation. Typically one worker can safely and effectively shore a trench as quickly as it is excavated, allowing the excavator to operate at full digging capacity. Active preloading of trench walls maintains the vertical trench sides, preventing soil from moving or collapsing inward.
The best jobsites for use with vertical shores are those with limited working room or where spot bracing is needed around existing utilities. Vertical shores are also commonly used in conjunction with trench boxes or other conventional shoring methods. When conditions indicate sloughing or raveling of the trench walls then you may use OSHA approved plywood, finform and similar sheeting in conjunction with the vertical shores. In more stable ground conditions, vertical shores can be used directly against the trench face.
Vertical Shores Offer Maximum Versatility & Safety
- 100% Above Ground Installation
Eliminates worker exposure to dangerous trench collapses.
- Aluminum Alloy Construction
Means lightweight and extremely portable systems of exceptional strength.
- Easy-To-Use Hydraulic System
Allows for a one-man installation and removal. Safety bleed-off ports eliminate overextension of cylinders while gauge-regulated pumps ensure even loading.
- Hinged, Flat Cylinder Pads
Ensure even load distribution to rails with no load-bearing on critical connecting pins.
- C-60 Soil Certification
Means that Speed Shore’s standard Vertical Shores are P.E. Certified for use in A, B or C-60 soils.
- Optional One-Piece Extensions
Are easily installed at the jobsite, extending the operation ranges of the vertical shores to cover a variety of trench widths.